Many pets helped; many more are still in need

To the editor:

We are so pleased to announce our final total poundage of pet food distributed in Mifflin County and Juniata County in 2013: 39,104 pounds. How great is that?

We would like to take the time to thank everyone who helped make this possible. From the supporting businesses to the awesome team of volunteers we have who help selling and distributing fundraisers, to the individuals who donate a bag or two of food, or order a hoagie and a pizza, this would not have been possible. It makes my heart smile when I think of how much of a difference we all can make when we work together.

With a new year in progress, we have a list of new ideas and a few of the old favorites too. Pets are such an important part of our lives, and we are here to help those who need us. Our long-term goal is to prevent a family from having to part with their beloved pet because of not being able to afford pet food. I am often told, “You can’t save them all,” but I believe as a community working together, we can.

A special thank you goes out to the volunteers at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and The Juniata County Food Pantry for all their hard work with getting this food distributed.

Thank you all so much for making this such a successful year.

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Susan K. Yorks, President

The Mifflin County

and Juniata County Pet Pantry