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Help Shelters To Feed Pets With 'Buy A Bag, Give A Bag'

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -  With the country's economy still mired in question marks and unemployment, the effects are hitting animals as well as humans. Families forced out of homes are forced to part with their companion animals as well.

The upsurge in stray, abandoned and feral animals has created a logjam for animal shelters and rescue groups, who are trying to provide for the pets in their care, in addition to offering pet food for residents who cannot afford it,  as the shelters try to help them keep their beloved four-legged companions. And as a result, some animal shelters are running out of food.

Pet Valu is providing a way to help these shelters. When Pet Valu customers buy their own animal's food, they can buy a second bag to donate to a local shelter or rescue group in need -- and Pet Valu will handle the delivery for you.

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Kitten Foster Caregivers Urgently Needed!

Love kittens? The Washington Humane Society (WHS) needs your help! You can help save lives by providing space and care for the more than 70 kittens in need during this busy summer season.

In the last week alone we have taken in over 75 kittens and 40 adult cats. As the open admission shelter in the District, we never turn away an animal who needs our help, but our space and resources are limited. We are calling on our caring community to provide an invaluable, life-saving service by simply opening your hearts and homes to kittens in need for a little while as we seek permanent homes for them.