Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside Takes On World Record Pet Food Drive
Tons for Tails, FIDO’s World Record Pet Food Drive aims to raise 10 tons of cat and dog food in just one week.
Members of FIDO, or Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, an all-volunteer animal welfare organization, will attempt to break a world record by raising more than 20,000 pounds—or 10 tons—of cat and dog food in one week.
The Tons for Tails World Record Pet Food Drive will take place September 22nd through September 29th, and all proceeds raised and pet food donated will go directly to needy Indianapolis cats and dogs.
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside is a 501(c)3 animal welfare organization that focuses on helping low-income dog owners improve the quality of life for their outside dogs. The Tons For Tails pet food drive directly supports FIDO’s mission by helping cat and dog owners improve the quality of life for their pets.
FIDO operates a pet food pantry on the west side of Indianapolis, providing dog and cat food two Saturdays a month.
Together with the support of Pet Supplies Plus, Paws Stop, Sun King Brewing, Deering Cleaners and Indianapolis City-County Councilman At-Large Zach Adamson, FIDO will kick off the Tons For Tails Pet Food Drive Sunday, September 22 at 2 p.m. at the Pet Food Pantry facility located at 456 N. Holmes Avenue, 46222. Members of the public are also invited to drop off donations to the Food Pantry Saturday, September 28 from noon to 4 p.m. and attend our final weigh-in celebration Sunday, September 22.
Since 2005, FIDO has made significant strides in Indianapolis to reduce the number of chained dogs and has helped hundreds of families provide humane containment for their outside dogs by providing fencing and shelters. FIDO’s food pantry opened in 2010 and distributes nearly 100,000 pounds of cat and dog food a year to Indianapolis families that qualify.
How can you get involved?
Visit FIDO at Sun King on Friday, September 20th and Friday, September 27th from 4-7 to make a pet food contribution or a financial donation.
To learn more about our organization, our world record attempt, or to make a financial donation to the record drive, visit: www.fidoindy.org. If you would like to volunteer, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org