Originally Posted by sarahp
Most shelters will not take open food. Are you mixing the foods together as you change them to the new food? If not, I would recommend doing that.
Otherwise, you could see if there's any TNR groups in the area. They may be happy to take open bags of food.
What is TNR? Unfortunately the local shelter is just getting organized and doesn't actually have any facilities yet for taking animals.
I do mix the new and old food, but I think I would have to spread it out over a month in order to use up what I have. Also, my kitties don't always cooperate with the way I want to do things.
When I first brought Shareena home I wanted to switch her from Meow Mix Li'l Nibbles to Purina Kitten Chow. I mixed a little of the Purina in with the Meow Mix to start, and she very carefully went through the bowl picking out all the Purina and leaving every bit of the Meow Mix behind. So much for a gradual change-over.