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CAS's Community Food Bank needs your help to help needy pets

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- When pet owners are in financial trouble, one resource to help feed their pets is the Charleston Animal Society's Community Food Bank. That resource, however, needs some help as well.

CAS officials say their food supply is "dangerously low" and they are in critical need of donations.

The food donated to the food bank goes to pet owners who are out of work or struggling to feed their families, let alone their pets, so they don't have to face the real possibility of surrendering the animal to local shelters.

"The Community Food Bank is an important aspect of our life saving efforts," declares Pearl Sutton, Senior Director of Animal Services at Charleston Animal Society.  "Most importantly, it helps keep families and their pets together."

Donations can be made by dropping off food to Charleston Animal Society located at 2455 Remount Road in North Charleston.

An easier way to donate is to go online to Amazon.com and check out the CAS Wish List. With just a few clicks you can buy not only food, but other supplies the shelter needs to keep up their business of saving animals' lives.

All donations made to the shelter is tax deductible.

Another way to help the animal society and stock up on your own pet's essentials at the same time is to use their online store for your pet needs.

The store, run by Petango, offers pet food, toys, accessories and medications. A look at the prices show that many items are less expensive than you would find at Petco or Petsmart.

Ten percent of online sales and one dollar from every prescription goes to help CAS.

If your family is in need of help from the Community Food Bank, it's open at their Remount Road location every Saturday. Eligible families typically receive a one month supply of food.

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