Milford Animal Control's food bank in need of donations including food, toys and treats
Milford Animal Control, which has been helping out struggling dog and cat owners for more than 20 years, is asking for help to restock its pet food bank.
The food bank is run solely by donations from the public - which are low right now.
"Certain people... it comes between feeding your beloved pet or yourself. Sometimes people just need that little help to get by a hard spot, so I really do believe it's helpful to the public in general and also cuts down on people having to get rid of their beloved pet," Milford Animal Control director Scott Ellingson says.
He says the real need currently is food for cats and kittens. The bank also collects and distributes treats, toys, kitty litter and blankets to struggling pet owners.
"A lot of people will sign up and then when their situation improves, they don’t come in anymore. But in our books, we typically have over 100 people signed up," Ellingson says.
Ellingson says the pet food bank is open to residents in Orange as well as Milford since the agency services the neighboring town as well.
"We're pretty much just the intermediary of you being able to help your neighbors that are in need," he says.
Anyone interested in helping out, can stop by any weekday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ellingson says they also get donations sent through Amazon and Chewy.