Rescue Alliance gives away 7,000 lbs of dog, cat food to pet owners financially impacted by COVID-19

The pet rescue organizations, Rescue Alliance, hosted a pet food giveaway for pet owners who...
The pet rescue organizations, Rescue Alliance, hosted a pet food giveaway for pet owners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, April 22.(Rescue Alliance)
Updated: Apr. 22, 2020 at 6:46 PM CDT
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PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) - The pet rescue organizations, Rescue Alliance, hosted a pet food giveaway for pet owners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, April 22.

Organizers set up a drive-thru for pet owners in the Winn Dixie parking lot in Prairieville.

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Jonathan Henriques with Rescue Alliance says the organization gave 3,000 pounds of cat food and 4,500 pounds of dog food to pet owners in need during the drive-thru giveaway. Henriques says over 2,000 vehicles came to the drive-thru giveaway.

Pet owners stayed in their vehicles to comply with social distancing practices.

The pet food giveaway was made possible by donations from Alley Cat Allies, Tractor Supply Company of Gonzales, and Nutrion, Inc and its subsidiaries.

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