Pittsylvania Pet Center receives tractor-trailer full of pet supplies to distribute to needy families

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Pittsylvania Pet Center will receive a tractor-trailer full of pet supplies to distribute throughout the region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials announced on Wednesday, April 1 that the charitable organization, GreaterGood.org, arranged for a tractor-trailer containing 26 pallets of pet supplies to arrive at the Pittsylvania Pet Center in Chatham at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. These supplies will not only be distributed through the center’s drive-through pet pantry, but also through other shelters and rescue agencies within the region, the center says.

The drive-through pet pantry opened Thursday, March 26, and handed out more than 500 pounds of dog food and 100 pounds of cat food to needy families within a three hour period, according to the center. Officials say this pet food drive will continue from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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