Pets are considered an important part of any family, but many of them are strays living in animal shelters that could use the community’s support in securing adequate amounts of food, toys, and everyday living essentials for pets in need. Eye opening statistics from the ASPCA reveal that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized and about twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners. To assist animal shelters that house and support strays, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Portland is hosting its annual Movers for Mutts collection drive to provide necessary pet items to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. This year, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is partnering with shelters, schools, and businesses from areas surrounding Portland. These locations will serve as drop off points for essential pet items. Cape Veterinary Clinic 391 Cottage Road, Portland The Fairy Dog Mother 11 Sanborn Street, Portland Maine Indoor Karting (from August 6-12th) 23 Washington Ave., Scarborough Beal Seal 43 Main Street, Windham Necessary items for donation include: DOG ITEMS: Kuranda Dog Beds Kongs, Nylabones, rope toys Grain-free treats Grain-free dry or wet food (Natural Balance, Canidae, Wellness) CAT ITEMS: Non-clumping and unscented clay cat litter Canned cat food (Friskies Pate, 9 Lives, Fancy Feast) Dry cat food (Iams and Science Diet-preferred) Cat beds Cat toys Cat brushes and combs Cat scratchers Clean and reusable linens- flats sheets, blankets, towels, pillow cases For additional information about Movers for Mutts, visit twomenandatruck.com/community-service.