SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - When the Clark County Humane Society received an extra shipmentof pet food, they decided to reach out and help a community in needas residents who are losing jobs and homes are forced to abandonpets.
"It's kind of crazy. We've been getting all dogs," said sheltercoordinator Krissi Hawke. "Not just stray dogs coming in anymore.It's owner release after owner release after owner release. Purebred dogs, beautiful dogs. It's just tears pouring all thetime."
It's been a full house as dozens of people lined up for pet foodthis week. The food was free, but you had to show proof ofunemployment or welfare.
"Right now times are hard," said Allison Smith who was inline for free pet food. "We've got three kids. It's hard to feedall of them. This helps to feed the animals."
The extra shipment of food that came in was dated and officialswanted to dispose of it quickly.
'Its been pretty frantic since we opened," said Hawke. "I didn'texpect it to be that big of deal, but I guess there's a lot ofpeople that need help out there."
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