Pet pantry switches to monthly service

Amber Aldaco By Amber Aldaco

Oct. 12, 2017 at 9:48 p.m.

The Pet Pantry at Victoria County Animal Control is switching to a monthly operation, officials said.

Craig Kirkpatrick, the chief animal control officer, said Victoria Animal Control decided to change from having the Pet Pantry available daily to once a month.

Assistant supervisor Macy Schroeder said closing the Pet Pantry was a topic of discussion, but the decision was made instead to change the Pet Pantry schedule.

"There's going to be designated days each month," Kirkpatrick said.

The designated days will allow for smoother operation than maintaining the service daily, he said.

The Pet Pantry will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Donations that were collected in October will be distributed on that date, Kirkpatrick said. The date for December has not been scheduled yet.

"(We will) hand out until supplies last," he said.

The Pet Pantry is an outreach program of Victoria Animal Control that opened in February 2016. The program is available for Victoria County residents who need help providing for their pets. It is available to the community free of charge, Kirkpatrick said.

Donations to the Pet Pantry are still being accepted daily at Victoria Animal Control. Items needed include dog food, cat food and cat litter, he said.

Volunteers are also welcome to pass out supplies at the Pet Pantry, Schroeder said.


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