Maine Animal Shelter Buried Under Carrot Avalanche

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine animal shelter has so many carrots it doesn't know what to do.

The Somerset Humane Society in Skowhegan received
the carrots last week from a trucking company that wanted to get rid of
them after a supermarket manager turned them away because some were
bruised.

The carrots were still edible and the trucking company didn't want to waste them.

Shelter Director Hattie Spaulding estimates they got three to four tons of carrots.

She tells the Morning Sentinel
she's donated them to area food pantries and homeless shelters, the
county jail, and offered them for 50 cents a bag to the public.

Most of the dogs and cats at the shelter aren't
particularly interested in carrots, but Spaulding says a local horse
owner has offered to take some.