Greenville business holds pet supply drive

Greenville's Nease Personnel staffing and employment service is holding its 8th annual Stock the Shelter Pet Food & Supply Drive in memory of its office dog, JJ.

The drive, which will be held through Oct. 27, will collect supplies that will be donated to three local pet organizations: the Pitt County Animal Shelter, Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, and the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC.

The Pitt County Animal Shelter provides a shelter and care for stray animals and owner-surrendered animals; adoption services; rabies control; education on responsible pet ownership; and protection of the community’s animals from cruelty and neglect.

Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter, known as Pitt Friends, is a nonprofit group of animal advocates who provide foster homes for shelter animals and hold weekly pet adoption events.

The nonprofit Pet Food Pantry of Eastern NC provides free pet food to families suffering financial hardships, the unemployed, underemployed, those battling illness, low income seniors, veterans, the disabled and homeless individuals.

The following items will be collected for the drive:

* dry dog and cat food

* dry puppy and kitten food

* pill pockets

* paper towels

* washcloths

* brooms and dust pans (new full-size or handheld)

* trash bags

* disinfectant spray

* durable toys/tennis balls

* laundry detergent

Items may be dropped off at:

Nease Personnel 1706-B East Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-756-5820

Champions Health & Fitness 4190 Bayswater Road Winterville, NC 28590 252-353-0544

Jeff’s Hair Design 100 E. Victoria Ct #C Greenville, NC 27858 252-321-1103

Greenville Montessori School 822 Laurie Ellis Road Winterville, NC 28590 252-355-6268