LIVINGSTON — The Humane Society of Western Montana made quite the trip on Monday.
"We stopped in Butte and picked up 6,000 pounds of pet food to be delivered to various human shelters and animal shelters," said Marta Pierpoint
executive director of the Humane Society in Western Montana
Traveling from Butte to Livingston, they delivered food to the Stafford Animal Shelter in order to help owners, dogs and shelters in need. That food however, will only last a little over week but will go a long way to those who need it most.
“67 percent of all Montanans own animals," said Stafford Animal Shelter executive director Steve Leach. "Having this six tons of food will go a long way in this time of financial hardship."
The food will be distributed out to many areas that surround Livingston.
“We received a total of 25,000 pounds of food through a grant from Greater Good," said Pierpoint. "It’s also going to places like big timber, the crow reservation. honestly the last time we had this done, it lasted a week. we hope that this allows people to feel safe and healthy, and help with their families needs. “
If you would like to donate to the Western Montana Humane Society, you can donate here.