McDonough Pet Food Drive Continues Until May 15

Assemblyman Dave McDonough’s (R,C,I-Merrick) annual Pet Food Drive is continuing until May 15 and his office is actively seeking donations. The drive, which is running from March 15 - May 15 this year, aims to lift the burden of financial challenges pet owners are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our pets are family,” said McDonough. “Unfortunately, many pet owners are facing financial difficulties during the pandemic and are unable to afford the cost of pet food. I encourage everyone who can afford it to please donate pet food today to help more pets stay at home with their families and out of shelters.”

All pet food must be unopened and in its original packaging. No opened bags, ripped bags or loose pet food can be accepted. The most needed items are 5-or 10-pound bags of dog food and cat food, canned food, kitty litter and new pet toys. McDonough will also be collecting food for all animals including hamsters, fish and ferrets.

Donations will be collected from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.,Monday through Friday at McDonough’s District Office at 404 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710. Please call (516) 409-2070 for more information.