Tessie loves the holiday season. She and the other animals at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society are waiting for their Christmas toys.

Pet food drive under way

AUBURN – The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s annual pet food drop is under way at the Shaw’s Supermarkets in Lewiston and Auburn. Both stores will have drop boxes available for donations of pet food and supplies until Sunday, Dec. 24.

The shelter relies on donations by the community of food and supplies for the animals it cares for. More than 90 pounds of dog food and 60 pounds of cat food are needed daily to feed the nearly 4,000 animals who pass through the shelter’s doors.

The shelter gives back through community services, including animal intake and adoption, animal health services, reuniting people with lost animals, humane education and working with individuals who are disadvantaged or developmentally disabled.

The shelter serves 11 municipalities, including Lewiston, Auburn, Turner and Greene, and a total population of more than 100,000 people.

The shelter is located at 3312 Hotel Road. Those interested in learning more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal should call 783-2311 or visit www.gahumane.org.

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