The Humane Society of the Piedmont will hold a Demo Day event from 1 to 3 p.m. June 15 at 4527 W. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro.
Waste Industries has granted the society $5,000 to purchase a new shed. The company is also providing a dumpster, hard hats, safety googles and safety equipment for community members who want to help remove the old one. For $5, participants will have 15 minutes to use a sledgehammer and help demolish the shed.
“The Fill The Bowl Food Assistance Program has grown so much that we need a larger shed and – our old wooden one is simply falling apart. It’s past time to take the old one down and bring in a new metal shed that will keep rodents and insects away from our donated food,” says executive director Erin Stratford Owens.
“Our food assistance program is serving pet owners in Greensboro and High Point through Salvation Army of High Point and Greensboro Urban Ministry – 1,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food per week – and we need a secure, clean space to store more food and a place for our volunteers to sort and label the food before it’s distributed to our partner agencies.”
The society receives pet food donations from Animal Supply Company, individual donors and other community groups.
A rabies clinic featuring one-year rabies vaccines for $5 will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.