Zion’s & Sasha’s Mission Launch Pet Food Drive

 Zion’s & Sasha’s Mission Launch  Pet Food Drive

By Katie McFadden

The season of giving is upon us and it’s not just people in need, but pets too. Zion’s Mission, Sasha’s Mission and Bungalow Bar are teaming up in honor of Pawsgiving, by holding a pet food drive this month.

From now through Monday, November 20, during opening hours, people are welcome to drop off unused, sealed wet and dry dog and cat food at Bungalow Bar (377 Beach 92nd Street). This pet food drive is made possible by local pet rescues, Zion’s Mission and Sasha’s Mission, and Bungalow Bar agreed to serve as the drop off spot where a donation bin has been set up. All pet food collected will be given to families in need that have reached out to Zion’s Mission and Sasha’s Mission for some help in keeping their furry friends fed over the holidays.

“We’re holding this pet food drive to help families in the Rockaway area who may need some help getting pet good during the Thanksgiving holiday, so they don’t have to worry about it. We know the holidays are a financially stressful time for a lot of families, we would like to give back to our community when we can, and now through Thanksgiving would be the most opportune time to do so. Pets need to eat, too,” Zion’s volunteer Maribel Cosme-Vitagliani said. “We really want to support our local community the way they have supported us throughout the years.”

For any questions or if interested in receiving a pet food donation, reach out to Maribel at: maribel@zionsmission.org

In the meantime, while trying to give back to the community, Zion’s Mission and Sasha’s Mission are hard at work with rescues. They recently successfully rescued a dog, now named Cypress at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn after the dog had allegedly gotten loose from a Brooklyn-based rescue in March. The ladies of Zion’s and Sasha’s Mission, Sloane Quealy-Miner and Kim Fraser, started their trapping efforts in October and after 17 days, successfully caught Cypress during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 4. Cypress is now in their care and as we go to press, is at a vet getting a checkup after roaming around for so long.

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