Fountain County animal rescue holds pet food pantry

The former Fountain County EMS building in Veedersburg is full of pet food prior to Thursday's pantry. (WLFI photo)

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. (WLFI) — A Fountain County animal rescue facility is holding a pet food pantry to help feed animals in need.

Hoosier Hooves and Hounds is a nonprofit animal rescue in Veedersburg. Since September of 2016, Hoosier Hooves and Hounds has held a food pantry on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

Seventy-five thousand pounds of food have been donated to the rescue. The rescue’s goal is to distribute the pet food to anyone willing to make the trip there. Donations include food for dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and more.

Organizers said the pantry has helped limit the number of stray and surrendered pets in Fountain County.

“The main reason for starting it was because we wanted to help keep pets with their families, instead of their families going to the alternative of surrendering them to a shelter,” said Kira Terry, Hoosier Hooves and Hounds’ president and director.

Terry said the pantry has grown in the few months it has been around.

“Usually it’s for Fountain [County] and Warren County residents only, but due to the generosity of our current people that are coming to the pantry, we’ve had the funds to be able to expand out for a special pantry this evening,” Terry said.

The pet food pantries are from 4-7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 901 E Second St. in Veedersburg.