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      Paw Pals likes new location in Quincy

      Quincy's Paw Pals program is settling into its new home.

      The program that provides food to low-income pet owners once was located on North 6th Street in Quincy. It was forced to move out at the end of February when the building was sold.

      This new facility is in a former doctor's office at 20th and State streets.

      Jane Holt is the director of Paw Pals.

      She said the organization serves 250-300 pet owners a month, most of them with multiple pets.

      "Well, since there was a story on KHQA about us moving out of our old location and looking for another place, the insurance agent next door here in this building spoke to Dr. Eaton and told him about us. He graciously agreed to donate to us the portion of his old practice where he used to be, since we're a nonprofit."

      Eight to 10 pepeople were waiting to get their monthly allotment of pet food as the building opened to clients Monday.

      "I'm glad they didn't have to close for a long time because I depend on them to get food for my dogs," said one client who asked not to be identified.

      Paw Pals' weekly food distributions take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.