Pet food drive by D’Urso, Long Island Cares secures over 600 pounds of supplies

Pet food drive by D’Urso, Long Island Cares secures over 600 pounds of supplies
Long Island Cares Chief Executive Officer Paule T. Pachter, Long Island Cares Manager of Community Events and Food Drives William Gonyou, Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, and Donald Panetta from Temple Tikvah Brotherhood pose for a photo with some of the donations. (Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso's office)

Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso recently sponsored the 7th annual Legislative Pet Food Drive in the 16th Assembly District, in partnership with Long Island Cares.

The drive, which was run during the month of April, helped local soup kitchens and food pantries meet the needs of struggling families with pets.

“It is heartbreaking to know of beloved pets that are placed into shelters simply because their families can no longer afford to feed them,” Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso said. “These decisions are made by struggling families who have to choose between heating their homes, buying medications, putting food on their tables, and feeding family pets.”

About 668 pounds of pet supplies and foods for dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, reptiles, and ferrets were collected at a variety of locations.

D’Urso’s district office in Great Neck collected 67 pounds, the Great Neck Library got 104 pounds, the Port Washington Community Chest secured 63 pounds, the Shelter Rock Public Library got 35 pounds, the New Hyde Park Road School collected 100 pounds and Hillside Grade School secured 102 pounds.

All donations are appreciated.

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