Charlie O'Hagan of Aberfeldy School is delighted to learn that her class initiative for a four-legged food drive is well supported by Whanganui people.

The food drive, which runs throughout November, calls for donations of tinned and dry pet food to be dropped off at Aberfeldy School, Hill St Greens or the SPCA in London St.

Charlie came up with the idea of a pet food drive when teacher Stacey McKenzie asked her class if there was a cause they would like to support.

SPCA general manager Danny Auger said all the pet food donations are very welcome and kitten food will be especially welcome.

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"The SPCA relies on the generosity of people in our community to be able to help animals that need someone to care for them.

"We truly couldn't do the work we do without the support of animal lovers and it's so impressive to see such generosity of spirit in our young people."

"Summer is kitten season, and our busiest time of year.

"Our resources are often stretched to the limit, and the collection from these students will really make a difference to helping kittens grow big and strong and find forever families."

The four-legged food drive runs until the end of November and donations can be dropped off at any of the three locations.