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Alton is planning a pet pantry.

Alton is planning a pet pantry.
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John Badman|The Telegraph The Rev. Cynthia Sever, right, labels bags of dog food being prepared for the distribution from what is believed to be the area's first pet food pantry, the 4 Paws Pet Food Pantry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alton. Volunteers like her husband, Byron Sever, and Mimi Almonroeder, background, worked Sunday in preparation for the pantry's opening day set for May 1.