For the 8th consecutive year, Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores began their pet food and supply drive.
Customers at all 32 Rocky’s stores have been urged to fill boxes with pet related items.
Customers can also give by having their purchases rounded out to the nearest dollar, an approach that raised $6,000 for Springfield’s Thomas J O’Connor animal shelter a year ago.
“Pet shelters are always short of food, toys, supplies, that kind of thing, when they started doing it a couple of times during the holidays, people are willing to donate, especially when you talk about pets,” said Alan Whitney from Rocky’s Ace Hardware.
Rocky’s animal gift drive continues through December 23rd.