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Pounds for Pets

A hardworking group of seniors pitches in to help folks in need keep their beloved pets fed.

Every Thursday, residents at Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Asheville divide 300 pounds of donated pet food into individual portions.

Those are then given to Calvary Episcopal Church's food pantry for distribution in the community.

The packages help 100 families who might not otherwise be able to take care of their dogs and cats.

Mac McLendon, resident, "the people that were taking the food home for their table, there was nothing left for the pets and there was a need to be filled and that's what we're doing."

Irene Spencer, resident, "this does give us a connection with the community and to do something that really helps in the community."

Volunteers worked under the watchful eyes of "Tank" the therapy dog.

Anyone interested in donating food should call Calvary Episopal Church in Fletcher.   


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