Some shelter animals in Chicago are getting some tasty take-out to munch on.
Ted Lownik, a part-time pizza deliveryman, had the idea of donating leftover food and scraps from the restaurant to animals in need at the Animal Welfare League shelter.
He first got the idea when he brought leftover pizza scraps to his own dogs and saw how excited they got.
Lownik then asked Animal Welfare League if he could bring leftover food from the restaurant that otherwise would have been thrown away. The animal shelter graciously accepted the donations.
Lownik then approached the owner of Barraco’s pizza and told him what he had done and hoped that he wouldn’t get mad. The owner said, “Keep it up.”
Since March 23, Lownik has made the trip from his home to the animal shelter bearing food every single day — he only has missed one day. He has brought a total of 4.6 tons of beef, pizza scraps, gravy and other food to the 1,000 cats and dogs at the Animal Welfare League Shelter.
This 67-year-old artist said he started donating food after he heard the Animal Welfare League had to destroy most of its pet food after the pet food recalls.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times