Humane Society needs donations especially for nursing dogs

Pet food donations needed at NEA humane society
(Source: KAIT)
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society needs more food donations, especially for their nursing dogs.

The shelter has two nursing dogs feeding ten puppies.

These nursing dogs need specific dog food to give them enough nutrition for the mom and her puppies.

"It will help with the mother's nutritional needs while she is nursing all these puppies. We also supplement with a canned dog food and we really prefer the Merrick brand," Director Margaret Shepherd said.

Shepherd said the Merrick brand is good for nursing mothers.

"Merrick is a very nutritionally balanced canned food, it is high in protein and fats a nursing mother would need," Shepherd said.

Anyone looking to donate Merrick dog food to the shelter can drop it off directly to the NEA Humane Society.

The humane society is also looking for donations to the pet food pantry.

The pantry is to help families who may need financial assistance in feeding their pets.

"We offer this service to the community for when people are going through a difficult financial time and they may need assistance feeding their pets," Shepherd said. "It is just one way we can ensure they can keep that pet."

The pantry has become very popular and the supply is running low.

The shelter asks for donations of Pedigree or Purina One dog and cat food. Shepherd said this is to keep the food consistent with animals.

"We want to keep them on a consistent diet, that is better for the dogs and cats," Shepherd said.

Shepherd said the shelter is happy to offer this service to families, but they need donations to keep it running.

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