Pet clinic holds pet food drive

Joso, masctot of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, sits with soem of the pet food donated to valley Outreach during March Food Share month. (Gazette Photo courtesy of Cedar Pet Clinic, Lake Elmo)

Joso, mascot of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, sits with some of the pet food donated to valley Outreach during March Food Share month. (Gazette Photo courtesy of Cedar Pet Clinic, Lake Elmo)

LAKE ELMO — For the third straight year, Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo is taking a special collection of pet food for the Valley Outreach Food Shelf during March Food Share Month.

“Last year, the staff and I loaded 722 pounds of pet food into my pickup truck and took it to the Food Shelf for distribution. We’re hoping for even more this year”, said Dr. John Baillie, clinic owner and medical director at the clinic. “They tell us that in these tough economic times, some families and seniors have had to give up their pets. We’re happy to help by collecting pet food here at the clinic.”

Any brand or type of pet food of any size, for any kind of pet, is welcome and needed. The clinic encourages food donations for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, hamsters and pocket pets, ferrets and rabbits.

Food can be dropped off during business hours through March 30 at the clinic located at 11051 Stillwater Boulevard in Lake Elmo across from Lake Elmo Elementary School. See cedarpetclinic.com for more information.

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