"Those pets are a source of companionship," said Meera Nandlal with the Houston SPCA. "There are also health benefits to owning a pet, so they're not lonely. And I really want them to have their pets with them."
The SPCA's goal is to collect 3,000 pounds of food by Thursday. Donations can be dropped off at the group's office on 900 Portway in west Houston.