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Wildfire relief drive for pets Wednesday
FFA drive
Officers of the Manteca-Sierra High FFA display some of the items collected at Wednesday's Wildfire Relief Donation Drive.

Officers of the Manteca-Sierra High Future Farmers of America chapter collected plenty Monday, from bags of dry dog and food to kitty litter and various sized pet carriers.

It was all part of the Wildfire Relief Donation Drive held in front of the Manteca Unified School District campus located at 1700 Thomas St.

Another Relief Donation Drive will be held at Sierra High from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

"It was great to see the students and the community come together and help out when so many individuals have been affected by the wildfires," said FFA advisor Amy Bohlken.

Sierra FFA chapter President Larry Azevedo and First Vice President Tucker Pinto were thrilled with the generosity of the community.

"It's been great," Azevedo said. "What we collected will help so many people affected by the wildfire -- the hydrogen peroxide can be used to treat the wounds (of pets and livestock)."

Added Pinto: "Even though we didn't see the devastation, we know we're helping people provide for their pets with (bags of) dog food or cat food."

They're hoping to add to the total with the upcoming donation drive.

What's needed alfalfa, shavings, grass hay, goat / sheep pellet feed, senior equine feed, chicken scratch / layer feed, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol (70%), stainless steel dog bowls, new bedding / blankets, dry dog & cat food, dog crates (large and small), litter boxes / litter, and distilled water.

Gift cards from Target, WalMart, and any fast-food restaurant will be accepted along Visa and Mastercard contributions.

For more information, call 209.605.1992.