For the seventh consecutive year, Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo partnered with Valley Outreach to collect pet food during the Minnesota FoodShare drive in March. Valley Outreach is a community service organization in Stillwater that provides a food shelf, emergency assistance fund, and a clothing closet to people in the community experiencing temporary financial difficulty.
We are so pleased to announce that this year, thanks to the incredible generosity of our clients and community, we collected 1,080 pounds of food and more than $500 in cash and checks. These contributions support local families and individuals experiencing hardship and allow them to continue caring for their companion animals. We are awed and thrilled by the support this campaign received and sincerely thank everyone for participating.
Anyone can experience a hardship that makes it difficult to continue caring for their pet, such as losing their job or experiencing a health crisis. Helping our neighbors through the hurdle means they don't have to surrender the pet. It's better for the animal, the family, and our entire community to keep pets and their people together. Thanks to your support, that is exactly what what we were able to accomplish.
Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo looks forward to partnering with Valley Outreach again in 2018.