Saturday giveaway in Detroit to help city pet owners

The Detroit News

Pet owners have a chance to receive free food and straw for their four-legged companions at two Detroit outreach events hosted by an animal welfare coalition.

PAWS in the D is hosting the giveaways 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at New Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, 14142 Fordham, and the same time Feb. 24 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 20800 Grand River.

Besides the food and straw, the group also is offering pet care educational materials and information on organizations that provide animal care to those in need, organizers said.

The events are supported through Premier Pet Supply, Schettenhelm Farm, donors and volunteers.

For information: (313) 652-1733 or email