Humane Society distributes 19 tons of puppy food


Rancho Coastal Humane Society received the largest pet food donation in its 56-year history when 48 pallets of Nature’s Recipe Puppy Food were delivered on July 8.

The 19 tons of puppy food was immediately distributed to animal rescue groups throughout California.

“This donation should provide more than 100,000 meals for puppies in San Diego and surrounding counties,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira.

After the pallets were unloaded, a process that took nearly 90 minutes at the Humane Education Parking Lot, registered nonprofit animal rescue groups picked up the 38,625 pounds of donated food.

The Nature’s Recipe puppy food is being donated through the Rescue Bank, operated by Greater, a nonprofit organization that supports animal rescue and rehabilitation groups by providing services and supplies.

“There are about 200 rescue groups in San Diego County,” Silveira said. “All of the animals under their care deserve proper treatment and nutrition. Greater trusts Rancho Coastal Humane Society to carry out their intentions and help feed animals waiting to be adopted.

“When the 48 pallets of puppy food arrive we’ll take a few bags to restock the Community Pet Food Bank here at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, but 99 percent of the food will be distributed to our rescue partners. The money that our rescue partners save from their food budgets can be used to provide more spay/neuter, veterinary and care services.”

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