Since May 2020, your generous donations at the Fill the Red Truck supply drive helped to launch a free pet food panty for anyone needing help during the COVID19 crisis. The pantry has remained open and available all year long, thanks to the continued support and generosity of our community. Please help us keep this lifesaving program stocked and available to all by again donating food and supplies to share with your neighbors in need.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us at email@example.com. Keeping pets in their homes where they belong and reducing shelter intake will remain part of our mission as long as needed.
Started in 2009 by Shandon resident Carolyn McKenzie and six of her closest friends, the Fill The Red Truck event has been hosted at the corner of Heyward and Holly Streets annually to help fill the supply needs of the City of Columbia shelter through the busy spring months. The friends, who call themselves “Paws and Purrls,” gather in the front yard of McKenzie’s home for a weekend of socializing and fundraising, and all neighbors are welcome to stop by to enjoy the fun or lend a hand. Animal Mission is truly grateful for this hardworking team and the effort they put into supporting us each May.
Over the last 15 years, the group has been responsible for collecting more than:
19,020 pounds of dry dog food
7,970 pounds of dry cat food
3,900 pounds of cat litter
5,570 cans of canned cat food
2,740 cans of canned dog food
1,140 gallons of bleach and cleaning products
1,930 rolls of paper towels
98 crates/pet carriers
countless toys, leashes, collars, treats, blankets, towels and other supplies
As well as more than $45,600 in monetary donations.
Together, we're working to address the root cause of pet overpopulation and neglect.