Fill the Red Truck for Columbia shelter animals in need


Columbia Animal Service gears up for its annual "Fill The Red Truck" fundraiser happening this weekend.

The shelter will have a red truck located on the corner of Heyward Street and Holly Streets in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ready to fill with donations.

Here's a list of some of the most needed items:

· Dry Dog Food

· Canned Dog Food

· Dry Cat Food

· Cat Litter

· Paper Towels

· Bleach and Cleaning Supplies

· Leashes and Collars

· Garden Hoses

· Crates and Carriers

· Pet Toys

· Blankets

· Towels

· Dog Beds

Columbia Animal Services says this fundraiser comes at a time when they need your help the most.

"It's been great for our shelter and the Animal Mission not only to get these great supplies that we need particularly this time of year because we are starting to see more cats, dogs, kittens and puppies, but we get some donations that also help out with our spay-neuter voucher program with The Animal Mission," explains the shelter's Superintendent Marli Drum.

The shelter says the pending weather will not put a damper on this fundraiser.

Columbia Animal Services reports that over the years this event has collected 7,142 lbs of dry dog food, 746 cans of dog food, 2,661 lbs of dry cat food and 1,305 cans of cat food, 1,917 lbs of cat litter and countless numbers of cleaning supplies, towels, blankets and paper towels for the shelter.

Its also helped raise almost $14,000 for their spay/neuter voucher program with the Animal Mission.

CLICK HERE for more information about The Animal Mission!

Be sure to view the shelter's "Pet of the Week" named Twix in the above photo gallery as well as the FULL interview with Marli Drum to learn more about Columbia Animal Services.

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