A local animal shelter is teaming up with an area restaurant to collect pet food for homeless people who can’t afford to buy food for their animals.

Oneonta’s Super Heroes Humane Society and Roots Brewing Company will collect donated pet food now through August 20th. This is being done in conjunction with the national Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week.

Roots, at 175 Main Street, Oneonta, will host a bingo fundraising event Sunday, August 14th from 6pm until 8pm. Pet food donations collected during events will be given to Catholic Charities to distribute to people without housing who have pets.

Super Heroes Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit pet rescue registered with the New York State Department of Agriculture.

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