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Food assistance for our four-legged friends

November 27, 2010 |  6:02 am

As food pantries increase their distribution of turkeys and other holiday fixings this season, a Camarillo animal shelter is handing out bags of kibble for dogs and cats, an equally needy but often overlooked demographic.

On Sundays, Pet Pantry rolls up its doors and distributes free bulk servings of dry food to recipients who can no longer afford to feed their animals. They are older people on fixed incomes, families who are down on their luck and those who have lost jobs. Click here to read more in this story by Catherine Saillant:

Photo: Animal control officer Aaron Ortega fills a bulk container with dog food, which is donated by Petco, grocery stores and warehouse centers. Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times