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For her 8th birthday, Sidney Seale gave more than 100 pounds of dog food to the King George Pet Pantry.
The daughter of Travis and Johnna Seale of King George, Sidney is a member of Fancy's Friends 4-H Dog Club, which focuses on canine care and community involvement.
When Sidney learned about the club's pet pantry, she decided she didn't want presents for her birthday, but dog food for the pantry.
Friends and relatives rallied around the idea.
"It was the best birthday ever," Sidney said.
Georgann Sellars is the chairwoman for Fancy's Pet Pantry, which works with King George Social Services to provide pet food so families and their four-legged members can stay together.
The pantry started about a year ago, said Sue Coleman, founder of the dog club, and has collected about 2,000 pounds of food and cat litter.
The pantry has helped people of all ages, as well as divorced parents and families going through changes because of the economy.
"The economy affects everyone," Coleman said.
Cathy Dyson: 540/374-5425