When times are tough, people begin to cut back on non-necessities. For some people this includes their pets. Pet care is not inexpensive and the costs can stress an already overburdened family. If the choice is dog food or baby formula, the dog is going to be the one to lose. These animals are then either dumped on the streets or taken to already over-crowded shelters. Since there are already so many animals in shelters, it may take that animal some time to get adopted. While the pet is waiting in the shelter, he may be exposed to illnesses from other pets or may become very stressed from the environment. When these things happen and the pet needs time to recover, it just delays his trip to his new home that much longer.
The Humane Society of Indianapolis has decided to try to stop these animals from ever having to leave their homes. They have started a new pet pantry to aid people that are having financial difficulties. This program will help the pet’s owner provide food for his pet rather than having to surrender it. You can drop off canned or bagged food for cats or dogs at the Humane Society. Their address is 7929 Michigan Rd in Indianapolis. You can also drop off monetary donations or donate online. If that is not convenient, you can drop off donations at any of the area Pet Supplies Plus stores. Donate to the Pet Pantry this month at Pet Supplies Plus and receive a coupon for a free dog wash.
Please support the Pet Pantry and Pet Supplies Plus. Next time you’re picking up pet food for yourself, pick up an extra bag for the pantry. The Sunday paper usually has coupons for dog and cat food and treats so you can save yourself some money. It may not be the same food that your pet eats but it’s better than being surrendered or left to fend for yourself. If you find yourself needing some food assistance for your pets, please contact the Humane Society.
For more info on Chloe, click here. She’s been waiting a long time for her new home. She does have some special health needs but is very loving and needs a home.
reprinted from the Examiner website