Oregon Humane Society holds 'pet food 'bank' for furloughed federal workers

Pups of all shapes and sizes filled Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday for the 30th annual Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash. The event seves as OHS's largest fundraiser of the year. (KATU photo - May 13, 2017 by Tristan Fortsch)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Humane Society is opening a bi-weekly food bank to help federal employees who are impacted by the government shutdown.

Starting Sunday (January 20), OHS staff will be handing out one bag of dog food and one bag of cat food and litter to furloughed federal employees or contractors.

The pet food bank will continue on a bi-weekly basis until the shutdown is resolved.

“Pets play such an important role in our lives, especially during stressful times,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “OHS will continue to help federal employees care for their pets while they wait for the shutdown to be resolved.”

If you want to take part go to the Oregon humane Society location at 1067 NE Columbia Boulevard in Portland.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to OHS can find out more information online.

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