Local heroes: Health Mutt and their community pet pantry, a food bank for cats and dogs

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Seminole Heights’ seal, which depicts a two-headed alligatorIf you’re in Seminole Heights and if you’re in a situation where you might not be able to afford pet food, Health Mutt on the corner of Central and Hanna has set up a community pet pantry. It works on the honor system — take what you need, leave what you can.

Health Mutt is an actual corner store in the middle of a residential neighborhood, which is increasingly rare in this age of strip malls and mega-shopping complexes. They’re one of the go-to places in the community, and I hope they

It’s on one of my bike exercise routes, and even though we don’t have pets (I’m allergic to cats and Anitra’s allergic to dogs), I think I’ll pass by the nearby Publix, pick up a couple of cans of dog and cat food and drop them off there.

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For more, see this local news station’s report on Health Mutt’s community pet pantry.

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