Monday, April 13, 2009

Dog food consumption

We received a good question in response to the blog post about the donation of 4500 lbs of dog food -- How long does that last at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue?

I asked Karen and got this response--

Dear Denise: Hi and yes, we are enjoying this great donation. We feed the animals at the shelter for about 4 months with this amount of food.

We do, however, have food at the clinics, so we do give people a complimentary bag if the animal is malnourished to encourage people to buy dog food.

We will take one pallet of dog food to the April Clinic, and see how that lasts, and will also take dog and cat food to the May clinic.

One pallet also goes to the food shelf for the Leech Lake Indian Reservation where there are many malnourished animals.

So, you see it varies. Also, the dogs eat more in the winter months than in summer.

We are just so happy that we get food donations and have to spend very little on dog and cat food. Usually only the fuel costs to transport it.

Sincerely, Karen Good and RLRR

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