I definitely have an animal theme going on this week. I have always wanted to volunteer at an animal shelter but I never seem to live near one. Since I recently discovered the pet section on craig's list, I have seen a lot of pleas for dog and cat food from pet rescue places. There is a whole group of people who go rescue the animals on the county animal shelters' kill list. They find foster homes for the ones that need extra time to get over an infection or need more socialization and training. So I asked the craig's list posters if there was a shelter in my area of town. Nope, there isn't but there are people willing to pick up donated supplies.
Today after work I went in to the grocery store to see how much dog food costs. Yikes. It's a lot. I ended up buying $50 worth of puppy and kitten food for the food drive that is going on this month. I won't be able to do that every month but now that I know how much the stuff costs I can look out for good sales and coupons. Some of the kitten chow was on clearance and the generic food was on sale so I think I did pretty good. Next time I'm at Big Lots I'll take a closer look at their selection. I figure I can afford a bag or two a month, then I'll save it up and call one of the volunteers to pick it up. Maybe I'll even deliver it myself on a Saturday and walk some dogs. That would be fun when it isn't 105 degrees outside.