Posted: Nov 26, 2013 By: Chief Deputy James P. Molesa
Show Low, AZ (Nov. 26, 2013) —Law enforcement officers daily encounter people struggling to provide for themselves, their families and their animals, which is why law enforcement agencies across the northland are partnering with C.A.L. Ranch in Show Low to kick off “Snug & Full for the Holidays,” beginning this Friday, November 29.
The Northeastern AZ Law Enforcement Partnership will collect donations of coats and blankets for people, along with feed and supplies for any kind of animal, at the C.A.L. Ranch store located at 161 E. Deuce of Clubs Road in Show Low through December 23, 2013. Law enforcement agencies from throughout Navajo County will set up a command center in front of the store, staffed by volunteers, to accept the donations.
A number of organizations are conducting food drives throughout the northland; the Snug & Full for the Holidays program helps meet other critical needs by providing warm clothing and blankets, as well as helping people feed and care for their animals.
Participating agencies will distribute the donated items to needy individuals and families throughout the winter months. Individuals who know people in need in Navajo County communities may contact the Navajo County Sheriff's Office at (928) 524-4729 to suggest potential recipients. Anonymous suggestions will be accepted.
“It isn't just people who are hungry and cold during the wintry season. People struggling to make ends meet are often heartbroken to not be able to provide adequately for their animals, as well as themselves,” said Mark Meredith, general manager of C.A.L. Ranch. “Winter is especially hard on animals that depend on calories for warmth, as well as nutrition. This program addresses an area of great need in ranch country.”
Feed for domestic pets as well as farm and ranch animals will be accepted, in addition to the coats and blankets. C.A.L. Ranch is offering holiday discounts on clothing, animal feed and supplies.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the Northeastern AZ Law Enforcement Partnership include Show Low Police Department, Pinetop/Lakeside Police Department, Navajo County Sheriff's Office, Navajo County Attorney's Office, Holbrook Police Department and Snowflake Police Department.
For more information, contact Sergeant Jack Arend, Navajo County Sheriff's Office, at (928) 524-4729.