Donations sought for pet food drive

Alisha Wenger

Donations will be accepted through Nov. 20 for an annual pet food drive organized by the VCA Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in Grand Junction.

Collections from the drive go to the Community Food Bank, which in turn provides dog and cat food.

“Many of our clients have four-legged family members who are just as important to feed during times of crisis,” said Alisha Wenger, executive director of the Community Food Bank.

“Our partnership with VCA Tiara Rado Animal Hospital provides the majority of our annual pet food needs so we can offer pet food as an add-on option to any client requesting assistance throughout the year,” Wenger said. “We love being able to offer this benefit to our clients, and we couldn’t do it without VCA Tiara Rado Animal Hospital and their clients.”

The Community Food Bank provides food to about 3,000 people a month.

Donors to the pet food drive can drop off pet food, cash or checks at the VCA Tiara Rado Animal Hospital located at 2245 3/4 Broadway.

VCA provides a range of pet health care services in North America in operating a network of veterinary hospitals and clinical laboratories as well as supplying diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry.

VCA Tiara Rado Animal Hospital provides a range of veterinary services for dogs, cats, reptiles and pocket pets. Services include alternative care, hospitalization, internal medicine,  preventative care, rehabilitation and surgery.

For more information, call 243-4007 or visit the website at