MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS) volunteers accepted a donation of $800 in pet food and supplies from Festival Foods in Marshfield and local customers who contributed to the store’s Paw Away Hunger campaign.
The campaign allowed customers to purchase $10 or $5 Paw Away Hunger donation bags at the register starting in November 2014.
“We supplied these bags to our customer base because there are a lot more people than just us that want to give to the community,” Festival Foods grocery manager John LaFlash said. “This basically comes from Marshfield residents themselves.”
Festival Foods chose MAPS as the beneficiary of the local Paw Away Hunger campaign because it wanted to support a local animal welfare organization, LaFlash said.
MAPS received wet and dry cat food, cat treats, dog food, bleach, and paper towels, which will be used to help local animals, including those in foster homes, MAPS president Karen Rau said.
“This means the world to us, this generosity,” Rau said. “It says a lot about the business community supporting our efforts and providing an opportunity for their customers to give also.”
The Marshfield community can continue to support the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter by attending the annual Paws & Pancakes breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 400 W. Upham St. For more information about MAPS and the Paws & Pancakes breakfast, visit marshfieldpetshelter.org.