"It's really nice to donate to people. They need food because soon the animal shelter is going to eventually run out of money so they need that free dog food."
The gift is a godsend for the shelter, WNEP reported. Shelter managers told the television station they had not been receiving many food donations lately, so Merron's gift was eagerly welcomed.
"Recently we haven't really been getting the trucks filled with the broken bags and everything, so every little bit helps," Caitlyn Robbins, of Dessin Animal Shelter, told the television station. "This food will probably last us at least six months, if not longer, which is a huge impact for the animals.
"These days you don't see a lot of people from that generation do that. We are just blessed to be in such a wonderful community that they would do something like that."
Merron said he will give the shelter the 12 coupons as soon as he receives them, WNEP reported.