EAU CLAIRE, Wisc. (WLAX) — When helping out those in need this holiday season, don’t forget the pets. In the Chippewa Valley, an annual holiday pet food drive is already underway.
There are 17 drop-off locations throughout the area, including Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital. Animal food, toys, litter, beds, crates, treats and cash donations are all accepted and will be donated to the St. Francis Food Pantry.
Organizers said animals provide companionship, even during the hardest times.
If times are tough and they can’t always feed or take care of their pets, we give them a little help with the pet food and we keep families together,” Ted Maday said. “When I talk families, I’m not just talking about mom, dad and kids. But I’m talking pets as well.”
The drive will run through December 15. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Eau Claire Animal Hospital (2504 Mall Dr., Eau Claire)
- Pet Food Plus (2819 E. Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire)
- Lake Wissota Animal Hospital (16780 CTH X, Chippewa Falls)Dogtopia (2706 Golf Road, Eau Claire)
- The Ark Animal Hospital (2914 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire)
- emBARK (2109 Fairfax Street, Eau Claire)
- Kindness Animal Hospital (1902 Hallie Rd, Chippewa Falls)
- Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital (4616 Commerce Valley Rd, Eau Claire)
- Northside Pet Hospital (1727 Western Ave., Eau Claire)
- Tropic Waters Pet Center (3015 Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire)
- Eau Claire Fitness (3225 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire)
- Westgate Animal Hospital (2135 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire)
- Riverview Animal Hospital (4668 133rd St., Chippewa Falls)
- Chapel Heights United Methodist Church (300 E. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire)
- Barks and Recreation (5775 Friedeck Road, Eau Claire)
- Your Dog’s Gym (5717 33rd Ave., Eau Claire)
- Unity of Eau Claire (1808 Folsom Street, Eau Claire)