I am writing to let your readers know about the dedicated work Keith and Marilyn Tober do for animals in our area. Keith and Marilyn and their organization, F.R.A.S., have been long-time animal advocates, and several years ago, they organized the Pet Food Pantry in conjunction with the Food Pantry in Rhinelander. Here, when low-income folks come to gather food for their families, they are able to get food for their pets, too. And, most animal lovers will agree that pets are part of the family!
The Oneida County Humane Society views the Tobers’ work as instrumental in keeping pets and their families together when times get tough. And that directly benefits the animal shelter because it means there are fewer pets needing shelter services.
I encourage your readers to make donations of cat and dog food to F.R.A.S. at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry in St. Joe’s Thrift Shop building. There is great demand now with higher heating costs and hard economic times. Please help keep pets and their families together. (And don’t forget the animals already at the shelter! Your donations will support already-homeless pets while they await their new families there.)
The Oneida County Humane Society is proud to have the support of Keith and Marilyn Tober, and we look forward to collaborating with them and F.R.A.S. in the future to better serve the community.
Anna Kazda, Eagle River
President, Oneida County Humane Society