Animal shelters are full, foreclosures are rising and pet parents are having to make tough, heart-breaking decisions they never thought they would have to make. Local shelters and animal control offices report a 35% increase in owner surrenders over last year. Worse, if the shelters are full and cannot take in the pets the pets are many times just dropped off or left in the parking lot to fend for themselves.
According to the ASPCA between 500,000 to 1 million dogs and cats in the United States are at a risk
of becoming homeless in an economic downturn.
Giving up a pet for lack of ability to care for it is a very traumatic experience for both the humans AND the animal.
The Pet Food Pantry, distributes free pet food to local shelters, senior citizens, low income people and anyone who has fallen on tough times. Our mission is to prevent abandoned and surrendered pets by supplying families in need with food for their pets. To ensure that no pet goes hungry, the pantry provides free dog and cat food to anyone in financial crisis, counsels pet owners on proper nutrition for their pet and provides information on free and low cost spay and neuter programs.