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Truck Driver Donates Tons of Carrots to Animal Shelter


What’s up Doc? Unfortunately for old Bugs Bunny he wasn’t at the Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan, Maine last week.

That’s when a truck company was trying to 6,000 – 8,000 pounds of carrots to a supermarket in Lewiston. Some of the carrots were bruised, so the entire load was turned away.

After trying to find a place to take them, the truck driver finally reached out to Somerset Humane Society who agreed to take in the 6 full pallets of carrots.

“I kind of thought it was an odd request, but we couldn’t say no. Why say no to food? That’s a lot of carrots. I’d hate to see this go to waste,” shelter Director Hattie Spaulding said.

The shelter wasn’t able to use all of them for their 8 stray dogs or 30 cats, most of which wouldn’t even touch them. So they began to donate them to local food pantries and homeless shelters or anyone willing to take them before they spoiled.

They have began to sell the bags for 50 cents each to make up the money used to rent a forklift to remove the pallets from the truck. Some horse owners in the area have offered to come buy some to provide as feed.

After donating close to a ton and half of the carrots the shelter still have about 75 cases on hand. Each case contains 40, 1-pound bag of carrots.

If you know anyone in the area who could use some of the carrots, people are encouraged to contact the shelter at (207)474-6493.

Source: Portland Press Herald

That sure is a lot of carrots to be stuck with! Have you ever had a load turned down and had to find something to do with it? Let’s hear it what did you have stuck in your truck and where did you take it.



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