Encinitas, CA–With the help of 11 Camp Pendleton Marine volunteers, thirty pallets of pet food and supplies arrived at Rancho Coastal Humane Society Saturday morning in Encinitas.
The Marines worked with Rancho Coastal Humane Society staff to load the pet supplies into cars, trucks, and trailers to feed hungry rescue pets, while rescue representatives remained inside their vehicles for social distancing.
The cat and dog food and other products from Chewy.com were donated through Rescue Bank operated by Greater Good Charities, a non-profit organization that supports animal rescue and rehabilitation groups by providing services and supplies.
After the food was distributed, the Marines gathered with Rancho Coastal Humane Society President Judi Sanzo and two puppies available for adoption to give an “Ooh-rah.” They toured the kennels, paid their respects at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Military Working Dog Memorial, then took time out to play with kittens in the cattery before returning to Camp Pendleton.
“Thanks to our donors and friends, Rancho Coastal Humane Society paid the shipping costs. The food was distributed to 501 (c) (3) non-profit pet rescue groups,” Rancho Coastal Humane Society President Judi Sanzo said.
Many rescue groups struggle to pay for the food and other supplies for the pets under their care. Greater Good Charities and Rescue Bank trust Rancho Coastal Humane Society to distribute the food for pets waiting to be adopted. The money that the rescues save is usually spent to provide medical treatment or take in more pets.