DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Friday was the 3rd annual WTVY Pet Food Drive.
WTVY partnered with Care Animal Center to collect pet food for the Wiregrass Humane Society.
On Friday, WTVY held a pet food drive, with the goal of raising money for dogs and cats in need of food in our area. This was done in coordination with the Wiregrass Humane Society, and Care Animal Center.
Amalia Quattlebaum dropped off dog food friday evening and says, "its good to help the animals, I love dogs and cats and I love giving to the humane society."
She says helping animals is her passion.
Tammy Curtis is the president of the Humane Society.
She says their goal is for every animal they house to find a forever home.
The shelter finds homes for 600-800 animals every year.
"There is just so many animals that don't have homes and it's important for them to have a place to go where we can keep them and help them find a second chance"
This year's goal was to raise 3,500 pounds of food or half of what the shelter needs for one year.
The Humane Society also encourages people to adopt, not shop.
"It's $125 for a dog and $85 for a cat, that includes all their vaccines and shots, spay and neuter, microchipped ad disease tested"
Quattlebaum adopted her dog Max and says it's the best thing shes ever done.
People donated 4,000 pounds of pet food, and $3,000 to the Wiregrass Humane Society.