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OKLAHOMA CITY – A gift from a nearby milling company will feed approximately 48,000 hungry animals.

The Shawnee Milling Company has provided the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter with a two-year supply of food.

“This donation will be huge for our animal population,” said Animal Welfare Superintendent Julie Bank in a statement. “It will ensure that we have a consistent, high-quality food to feed our animals. Consistency goes a long way to help ensure the health of the 24,000 pets we care for each year.”

Shawnee Milling Company pledged to donate 50 tons of pet food to the shelter each of the next two years.

“After touring the OKC Animal Shelter, I was very impressed by the huge impact it has on animal welfare in central Oklahoma,” said Shawnee Milling Company’s Joe Ford, the senior vice president of operations. “We are proud to make our products in Oklahoma and are glad to have the opportunity to help OKC Animal Welfare help as many animals as possible.”

City council approved the donation at Tuesday’s meeting, as it must do for all gifts of over $10,000.

The Animal Shelter, located at 281  S.E. 29th, is open for donations from noon to 5:45 p.m. every day, except holidays. All adoptable animals at the shelter are spayed and neutered, treated for worms and vaccinated.

Click here for more information on the Animal Shelter.