SANFORD, Fla. — Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando received a donation of more than 50,000 meals on Tuesday.
The food comes courtesy of national nonprofit Greater Good Charities and dog walking service Wag!
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The organization said feeding pets is the biggest expense for animal shelters, and the pet food donation will help free up resources at the shelter to allocate funds elsewhere, like helping pets in their care with medical needs.
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“When shelter pets are healthy, happy, and well-fed they have a better chance at being adopted into a forever home,” organizers said.
The donation was made possible because of the successful GivingTuesday Pet Food Drive, in which Wag! matched donations dollar-for-dollar. The campaign resulted in more than 4.9 million meals being donated to animal shelters across the country to feed thousands of homeless pets in need.
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