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Store donates pet food to local shelters

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — Tractor Supply Co. stores in Houlton, Presque Isle and Madawaska have donated a total of 137 bags of pet food to local shelters to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption.

“More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption,” said Whitney Brannen, manager of the Houlton Tractor Supply store.

“Our goal at Tractor Supply is to do our part in helping adoption efforts in our community because we know that pets are more than just dogs and cats, they are family,” said George Goomishian, manager of the Madawaska Tractor Supply store.

The store presented the pet food donations to the Houlton Humane Society and the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton; to the Central Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle; and to the PAWS Animal Welfare Society in Fort Kent.

In addition to the pet food donation, the business hosts pet adoption events throughout the year. Visit, or call the stores at (207) 532-3625 in Houlton and (207) 728-1113 in Madawaska to learn more about pet adoption events.

For information and tips on adopting an animal and raising pets, visit

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