During the holiday season many families throughout San Diego have a difficult time feeding their human family members, let alone their furry companions. For the seventh year, Veterinary Specialty Hospital is asking San Diego residents to help by donating pet food to its annual Holiday Pet Food Drive December 2, 2019 – January 6, 2020. All dog and cat pet food items will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank to be distributed within the community to benefit San Diego families and their four-legged friends.
During these times many will share what little food they have with their pet, and others will be forced to make the decision to surrender their pet. According to ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Approximately 1.5 million animals were euthanized in shelters across the nation. Today, families still find themselves struggling financially and must make the painful decision to give up their beloved pets to shelters, because they cannot afford to feed them or to care for them.
Last year Veterinary Specialty Hospital’s donations brought in a total of 8,310 pounds of pet food to the San Diego Food Bank. This year they have set the goal of donating 10,000 pounds. By supporting the pet food drive San Diegans will feel the holiday giving spirit knowing that they are helping other pet owners during tough times. The drive is a great way for the community to come together to help the four-legged dogs and cats that are in need this holiday season.
Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the North County or San Diego Veterinary Specialty Hospital location. For those who prefer online shopping or might be too busy to make a trip to one of the drop-off sites, please have food shipped directly to one of the Veterinary Specialty Hospital locations (most pet food stores will ship for free!).
Donations will be collected from December 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020. Please donate today!
VSH- Sorrento Valley
10435 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego
VSH- North County
2055 Montiel Road, San Marcos
For more information on the Veterinary Specialty Hospital Holiday Pet Food Drive or additional information on the hospital and its services, please visit their websites or call 858-875-7500.