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Food drive helps feed hungry four-legged friends

Published On: Nov 13 2013 06:29:01 PM MST   Updated On: Nov 13 2013 06:46:08 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A Bozeman Veterinarian office is teaming up with local businesses to collect food for hungry pets.

360 Pet Medical, Dee-O-Gee and Montana Murray Kennels just kicked off their sixth annual Pounds for Hounds Food Drive.

It started November 11 and runs through December 6.

Pet food collected will be distributed to local families in need and organizations like Heart of the Valley, Stafford Animal Shelter and the Gallatin County Food Bank.

"There are a lot of dogs and cats out there without homes, as well as people who are struggling to make ends meet for their own food and we feel that it's nice, if they can keep their pets while they're making transitions and finding jobs and doing all that so they can keep their family members with them and be able to feed them," explains 360 Pet Medical Owner Dr. Jane Mittelsteadt.

Mittlesteadt says, in the past, they've collected between 2,500 and 3,000 pounds of food.

You can drop off dog or cat food to 360 Pet Medical, Dee-O-Gee or Montana Murray Kennels.