AniMeals Provide Food For Needy Animals In Alexandria
A 22-pound bag of Meow Mix is placed by Shannon Brady on her metal cart beside a bag of wet cat food. She says, “The Meow Mix is for David. He has five cats and feeds the feral cats in the neighborhood.” David is her first stop of the eleven on this morning’s AniMeals delivery route. She carries two large bags of kitty litter down a muddy incline to the backdoor patio where she delivers the monthly supplies.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "A quick knock on the door. “Let’s see if he is home.” Brady heads back to her car to get two additional bags of dry and wet cat food. No sign of David but the inside curtain parts open at the corner. “That little kitty there is Morris. He sees the bags of cat food outside the patio door, but we have to be careful. Morris likes to sneak out the door.” Brady points to a table with a brightly-colored blanket left outside to give the neighborhood cats a warm place to hide during bad weather."
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Brady says many of these people who receive the pet supplies live alone, and their pet gives them someone to wake up to and care back. This program means they don’t have to choose between food for themselves and food for their pets. Brady is soon out the door and on to her next delivery."