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      Holiday Hound Project

      During the holidays we can't forget about families and pets in need, especially when it comes to pet food and supplies. That's why an organization is working to collect donations and raise money for families in financial need when it comes to their four legged friends.

      The Holiday Hound Project is an annual program that helps provide pet food and supplies to pets in need around the Christmas season. They're collecting pet food and supplies to distribute to the pets and their families in need. There are local businesses set up to collect in and around northern Michigan that are either accepting donations of items or donations of money, or even both!

      Here are a list of businesses that are collecting donations:

      Aunt Tara's Creative Canine Solutions7945 E. Traverse Hwy.(Traverse City, just past the big windmill) Great Lakes Pet Memorial1783 Perry's Loop(Traverse City, off of M37 just past Chums Corners) Bowsers By The Bay201 EC Loomis Industrial Park Dr.(Elk Rapids, down the road from Shorts Brewery) Backcast Fly Shop & Benzie Pets1675 US 31(Benzonia, in the Benzonia Shopping Center, next to ACE Hardware) Northwood Animal Hospital7966 US 31S(Grawn, after Apple Fence on the right)

      Books A Million (BAM)2612 Crossing Circle(Traverse City, in the same shopping plaza as Toys R Us)

      Also, for anyone who has PayPal accounts, the address that works would be: fandjmission@gmail.com

      The event kicks off on Friday, November 23rd. For more information call Jessica Hoedemann at: (231) 645-0394.

      Both Lucy and Buddy featured during the 7&4 News Today interview are both available for adoption. Lucy is around eight years of age. She gets along with both dogs and cats and loves to snuggle up with you. She is your typical Beagle and will follow her nose if let off leash, so she must go to a home with a fenced in yard. She is not fostered with kids currently but has been around them and would do just fine with them. She is spayed and up to date on all of her vaccines and tested negative for heartworm. Don't let her age fool you, she still has a lot of spunk and would love an active family! Anyone interested in adopting can call Jessica Hoedemann at 231-645-0394.