HERMITAGE – Tails of Hope, Inc. is hosting its third drive-thru cat and dog food distribution event funded by The Glenn & Jean Harnett Private Charitable Foundation.

From 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 16, the pet food distribution at 2450 Hoezle Road in Hermitage will be first come, first serve.

“We believe joy and the spirit of giving are not limited to the holiday season,” said Soraya Hejazi, executive director. “To start 2021 off on the right paw, one cat or dog toy will be provided to each car with pet food distribution at the event, while supplies last. We hope to inspire generosity and cultivate ongoing joy in our community.”

In addition to the cat or dog food, cat litter will be available for the first time at the event due to requests from attendees of previous Tails of Hope Grub Club pet food distribution events. Cat litter will also be available one per car, while supplies last.

To ensure adherence to social distancing rules and for the safety and protection of both participants and Tails of Hope volunteers, the event is drive-thru only. Pet food and litter will be loaded into trunks by volunteers wearing face masks. People who are picking up food are asked to stay in their cars and wear masks.

More details on Tails of Hope, Inc.’s pet food distribution Grub Club event and their Spay & Neuter Angel Program for financial assistance funded by the Harnett Foundation can be found on Tails of Hope, Inc.’s Facebook page and their website.

Tails of Hope, Inc., at The Thomas M. O’Brien Animal Care Center, opened in 2017 as a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) born from a love of animals and service to the community. Tails of Hope believes the world will be a better place when it values and ensures the well-being of companion animals, treating them with kindness and compassion. It exists to eliminate neglect, abuse and suffering of animals resulting in improved overall quality of animal life and strives to impact pet over-population through spay/neuter programs and supporting rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and education.

The Glenn and Jean Harnett Private Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) created from the assets of a trust fund built by Glenn and Jean Harnett, formerly of Mercer County. The foundation makes gifts in their memory to assist animal welfare projects and the churches beloved by both Glenn and Jean in both Mercer County and Trumbull County in Ohio.


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