(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is participating in Long Island Cares’ seventh annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge to collect pet food for the clients of Long Island Cares. Since 2009, Long Island Cares has provided free pet food and supplies to individuals and families in need in an effort to enable them to keep their pets at home instead of placing them in shelters.
Legislator Trotta pointed out that, according to Long Island Cares, dog and cat food are the most requested items by their member agencies. “Pets keep many people going, giving them comfort and a reason to survive in difficult times so I am pleased to use my office as a drop off site for this important drive, “said Legislator Trotta.
Boy Scout Troop 5 volunteered to help Legislator Trotta as one of their community service projects by collecting cash donations and pet food at Petco in Commack and they used that money to purchase over $300 worth of pet food and toys for the drive. The scouts who participated from Troop 5 were: Karl Schluter, Joseph Baker, Jack Nixon, James LaReddola, Kevin Krumenacker, David Baker, Ryan Starzee, William Washko, David Washko, Matthew Baldwin and Michael Lombardo. “I am very thankful to the boys for giving up their Saturday to help with this event and really appreciate their efforts,” added Trotta.
Legislator Trotta will be holding the drive until March 31. Donations may be dropped off at Legislator Trotta’s office, 59 Landing Avenue, Suite 1, Smithtown. It is open Monday – Friday from 9am until 5pm. For more information, please call his office at 631- 854-3900.
Legislator Rob Trotta (right) is pictured with Petco store manager Donald Palumbo and several scouts from Troop 5, (left to right), Jack Nixon, James LaReddola, Joseph Baker and Karl Schluter.
Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta
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