Drive nets pet food and cash

Jeff Stroud, left, a client care specialist at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in Grand Junction, presents donations of pet food and cash to Biff Messinger, a board member with the Community Food Bank. (Photo courtesy Tiara Rado Animal Hospital)
Jeff Stroud, left, a client care specialist at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in Grand Junction, presents donations of pet food and cash to Biff Messinger, a board member with the Community Food Bank. (Photo courtesy Tiara Rado Animal Hospital)

A total of 1,722 pounds of dog and cat foot and $1,720.50 in cash were donated to the Community Food Bank in the latest pet food drive conducted by Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in Grand Junction.

A total of 861 pounds of dry and canned dog and cat food was donated, along with $860.25 in cash. Tiara Rado Animal Hospital matched those gifts.

Darcy Johnson, director of the Community Food Bank, said pet food is one of the top requests at Grand Valley food banks. The Community Food Bank provides a three-day supply of emergency food to people. Volunteers bag pet food into three-day supplies.

“We’ve been able to feed pets for nearly an entire year thanks to Tiara Rado’s pet food drive,” Johnson said.

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital provides a range of veterinary care, including exams and diagnostic services, advanced surgical procedures and physical therapy. For more information, call 243-4007 or visit the website located at www.tiararadoanimalhospital.com.