Onslow animal shelter asks for pet food donations after Matthew loss

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Onslow County Animal Service’s food supply took a hit after the storm, and they are asking the community to help donate dog and cat food.

The shelves are almost bare in its storage rooms. Shelter officials said taking in so many pets during Matthew put a strain on their food supply.

“We had quite a few stray cats and especially kittens that were displaced by the hurricane,” said Lacie Whitted, animal care specialist. “We had a few more dogs come in just with the weather. People would let their dogs outside to use the restroom, and they’d get spooked by the storm and get loose.”

If you’d like to donate food, the shelter specifically needs food that is grain-free and high in protein.


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