OCHS in need of dog, puppy food

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Staff Writer

The Oktibbeha County Humane Society is currently in need of food donations for the animals at the shelter.

OCHS Director of Development and Community Relations Martha Thomas said OCHS, as an open admissions shelter, doesn't turn away any homeless pets.

"As of this month, we have taken in 300 more homeless pets than the same period last year," Thomas said. "That's a lot more mouths to feed, and shelter food costs have increased accordingly."

OCHS shelter manager Christy Wells said each week the shelter goes through eight bags of dog and puppy food and five bags of kitten and cat food.

Wells said the shelter feeds with Diamond Adult Maintenance dog food in the yellow bag and Diamond puppy food in the purple bag. The shelter also feeds Purina Cat Chow and Purina Kitten Chow.

Wells said the shelter also feeds canned pate food to both dogs and cats of any brand.

Thomas said both financial and material donations are vital to caring for the over 2,000 homeless pets in the shelter's care each year.

Donations can be made in-person at 510 Industrial Park Road.

Monetary donations can also be made online at ochsms.org or mailed to OCHS, P.O. Box 297, Starkville, MS 39760.

OCHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, and 100 percent of donations may be eligible for tax deduction as allowed by law.

"It's easy to give," Thomas said. "Use our Amazon Wishlist and have it shipped to us directly, stop by the Co-Op and pick up a bag of Diamond Maintenance dog food or add an extra case of wet food to your grocery cart while shopping for your own pets. We gladly provide receipts for tax purposes and some donations may be tax-deductible."