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Kent State University Airport Hosts Second Annual Props-4-Paws Fall Food Drive

Posted Sept. 9, 2013 | Bryan Webb
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The Kent State University Airport is
holding its second annual Props-4-Paws
animal food drive, running now through
Nov. 17.

The Kent State University Airport is holding its second annual Props-4-Paws animal food drive, running now through Nov. 17, with a special collection on Sept. 14 during this year’s Aviation Heritage Fair. Last year, the drive raised more than 1,300 pounds of food and supplies, exceeding its goal of 1,000 pounds. This year, the goal is 1,500 pounds of food and supplies.

“It’s really simple, and we decided to keep it simple,” says Jim Sebastian, aeronautics check instructor and organizer of Props-4-Paws. “What we’re trying to do is just raise food and supplies that will benefit the shelters and rescues that care for the homeless, neglected and abused animals in Summit and Portage counties.”

Sebastian estimates that last year’s drive helped between 250 and 300 animals. This year’s drive will benefit the Portage Animal Protective League (APL) and Paws & Prayers, a rescue organization in Summit County. Items needed include puppy/dog food, kitten/cat food, non-clumping cat litter, treats and toys. The Portage APL is requesting Purina One food for dogs and cats.

“The less food that the shelters have to secure when we donate to them is more money that they can use for their other needs,” says Sebastian.

Food and supply donations can be dropped off at the Kent State University Airport from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a collection point at the airport during the Aviation Heritage Fair on Sept. 14.

For more information, contact Sebastian at jsebast1@kent.edu.