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Manitoba Mutts rescue group desperate for dog food

A Manitoba dog rescue agency is running out of food and asking the public for help.

A Manitoba dog rescue agency is running out of food and asking the public for help.

Manitoba Mutts currently has more than 50 dogs in foster homes but recently lost its food sponsor. Pet Valu moved its warehouse out west and will no longer donate food to the group.

"I mean, ultimately they're going to be moving out west and likely partnering up with another rescue out there and helping other hungry dogs so we can't get too torn up about it we know they're going to continue doing good work," said Manitoba Mutts spokeswoman Colleen Holloway.

The rescue group is trying to find 240 30-pound bags of dog food this weekend, specifically puppy kibble.

"A lot of these dogs that come in are already starving. We want to get them the most highly-nutritious and fat-filled and protein-filled food that we can," Holloway said, adding they don't want anything where the first ingredient is corn meal.

If you can donate, contact Manitoba Mutts on Facebook or through their website. A link to the website is at the left of this page.

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