4th Annual Stuff The Whisker Wag'n: Animal Care Teens Ask For Canned Pet Food

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

4th Annual Stuff The Whisker Wag'n: Animal Care Teens Ask For Canned Pet Food

March 6, 2014 Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 10:59 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Student members of the ACT - Animal Care Teen program at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will gather together on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to conduct the 4th annual Stuff the Whisker Wag’n service event.

Their goal is to collect much needed canned food for homeless shelter dogs and cats that arrive every spring, many resulting from animals that were never spayed or neutered. In 2013, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control provided sheltering for 6,992 lost and homeless cats and 4,982 dogs.

Students are asking for canned pet food because canned food isn’t part of the shelter’s budget. Still, canned food is needed to entice animals to begin eating, to provide a quick source of moisture to the diet, and to add weight to those animals that arrive malnourished.

People stopping with a donation will be thanked with a coupon for waffle fries from Chick-fil-A as supplies last. The Whisker Wag’n will be parked in the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control parking lot located at 3020 Hillegas Road. Rain or shine, teens will eagerly await donations.

The Animal Care Teen program, in its 29th year, offers youth who are ages 13-17 an opportunity to learn about animal related careers, develop leadership skills, and to ACT for animals through service work.

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