Long Island Cares holds food drive or pets

February 27, 2014 by  

An organization called Long Island Cares, founded in 2009 to make sure needy families can feed their pets rather than having to surrender them to shelters, is currently holding a drive to make sure that animals in the area remain well-fed.

The food drive is officially called the ‘Legislative Food Drive Challenge’ because several Long Island lawmakers are involved in the effort, including Robert Trotta, who represents the 13th District in the Suffolk County Legislature.

Trotta is accepting pet food and other supplies at his office, which is located at 59 Landing Avenue, Smithtown. Donations of canned and dry cat and dog food, cat and dog treats, fish food, bird seed, kitty litter, and small new toys are all welcome and can be dropped off until March 31. The office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

Among those helping in the effort is Kara Hahn, who represents the 5th District. Hahn is using her Port Jefferson office to host a drive to collect pet food. This will then be donated to Baxter’s Pet Pantry, which was founded by Long Island Cares. Hahn’s office is in Port Jefferson Station, at 306 Main Street.

Legislators involved in the drive could work with a flyer printing company to have handouts made for immediate distribution to kind-hearted area residents.