Paw Pals holds 3rd annual pet food drive

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      An area non-profit needs the community's two-legged friends to help less fortunate four-legged friends this holiday season.

      Paw Pals is holding its 3rd annual Pet Food Drive.

      The organization needs donated dry cat & dog food.

      The need is higher for good high protein food to keep these animals fed during the winter months, as supplies diminish twice as fast.

      Paw Pals is helping more than 300 families per month.

      The need for used doghouses and straw is also great. If anyone has an unused doghouse sitting in their back yards please contact Paw Pals at (217) 228-7441 or e-mail

      Drop off points for the Pet Food Drive include:

      Pet Supply Plus, 4824 Broadway

      Pampered Pets Grooming, 4830 Broadway

      Klingele Veterinary Clinic, 4601 Broadway

      Farm & Home Supply, 4625 Broadway

      Petco, 405 N 32nd


      Legacy Martial Arts, 36th and Broadway

      Nuessen Veterinary Clinic

      Paw Pals Pet Food Pantry, 131 N. 6th (opened Mon & Thurs 3:30-5:30 pm)