Canines and felines to eat healthy with new contract

Raissa Tetanish
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Charlie Johnson, 13, a volunteer with the LA Animal Shelter for the past two-and-a-half months, checks out some puppy food with Garrison, one of six puppies available for adoption through the shelter. Royal Canin has signed a two-year contract with the shelter and will provide wet and dry food for both canines and felines during the contract. Each animal adopted from the shelter during the contract will go to its new home with a bag of the dry food, thanks to the shelter. Raissa Tetanish - Amherst Daily News

UPPER NAPPAN - A new contract at the local animal shelter will mean cats and dogs will be on a steady diet for the next two years.

Royal Canin has signed a contract with the LA Animal Shelter, providing the shelter with both wet and dry food for the felines and canines.

Any animal adopted during the contract will go home with a bag of Royal Canin food, courtesy of the shelter.

"It's worth it," said shelter president Christine Storm in regards to paying for the bags of food that go home with the animals.

"It means the shelter knows what the animal is eating and the food they are eating is fresh," she said.

Storm said some of the animals at the shelter have had problems, such as diarrhea, in the past, possibly because of the types of food or because the food was expired.

"The animals have already started eating the Royal Canin food and like it. They seem healthier and are more regular."

Because of the contract, the shelter won't need food donations, unless the donation is of veterinary food.

"Anyone that still has food to donate, we're asking them to donate that food to the food bank," she said.

"We still badly need other donations, however, such as non-clumping litter."

Storm also said the shelter is looking for a deep freeze to store litter.

Other donations, such as toys, bedding, towels and cleaning supplies would also be more than welcomed.

Organizations: Royal Canin

Geographic location: UPPER NAPPAN

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