Organization makes massive food donation for pets


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local organization is making sure pets across the state have something to eat.

Long Leash on Life donated 150,000 pounds of food to pet food banks and rescues. The donation is part of their 2nd annual Pay it Pet-ward Food Drive.

The majority of the organizations are under-funded and overrun with homeless cats and dogs.

“Pet overpopulation is a pretty big problem that I don’t think a lot of people realize, especially in the rural areas in New Mexico,” said Norm Shrout, Long Leash on Life. “We’ve had people in tears over the amount of food they’re getting because it will keep them going for the next 3 or 4 months.”

The massive donation was distributed to about 30 rescue organizations across the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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