To celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30, The Healthy Future, Healthy Troy Committee of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals held a pet food and supply drive from April 2 to 27. The supplies collected will be donated to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Rottie Empire Rescue, to benefit cats and dogs in need.
Staff at Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals donated a total of 473 pounds of cat and dog food, 57 pounds of treats, 55 pounds of cat litter, and over 20 pounds of toys. Other items included leashes, carriers, blankets, and beds. In addition to the supplies collected, the drive also raised $170 that will be donated to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and Rottie Empire Rescue.
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society provides services for over 6,000 animals per year in the Capital Region.
Rottie Empire Rescue specializes in the rehoming of Rottweilers and other homeless animals. Thank you to the St. Peter’s Health Partners’ colleagues who supported this cause!
The Healthy Future, Healthy Troy Committee is part of the St. Peter’s Health Partners “Healthy Future, Healthy Troy” campaign, a part of the health system’s $99 million Troy Master Facilities Plan – a strategic, multi-phase plan to revitalize the infrastructure of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals and transform the future of health care in Troy, Rensselaer County, and the surrounding communities.