BIG RAPIDS\u00a0\u2014\u00a0AmeriGas Propane is taking a step to ensure care of local shelter animals. From now until May 1, 18 AmeriGas Propane area locations will be holding a pet\u00a0food and supply drive for northern Michigan\u2019s shelter animals. The Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County is one of those recipients. "Many of our employees are pet owners and appreciate the special place these animals\u00a0have in our families,\u201d said Bob Maser, area director for AmeriGas. \u201cWe felt a\u00a0responsibility to do whatever we could to help organizations that take care of pets\u00a0waiting to find their forever home." Supplies may be dropped off at designated AmeriGas, Holton\u2019s, or Rural Gas locations\u00a0from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. "We greatly appreciate community efforts to help us feed our dogs and cats and to keep them as healthy as possible," said ARC Director Cate Arroe. "Thank you to the kind employees of AmeriGas for thinking of us."