Manassas, VA Opens New Pet Food Pantry

June 20, 2009

Families in our community who fall on hard times should not be concerned that they need to give up a beloved pet because they cannot afford food. The pantry keeps families together and numbers down at the local shelters.

Wishbone Pet Food Pantry – Saugatuck, MI

May 29, 2009

Due to the rising costs of fuel, food and housing — and the rising tide of foreclosures – there has been a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries. When faced with feeding their families or their pets, families are surrendering their pets to the county shelter, or releasing them out right in public spaces.

Setting Up a Pet Food Bank in Your Community

May 4, 2009

Tips for setting up a pet food bank in your community.

New Pet Pantry in Kansas City, MO

April 27, 2009

The Northland Animal Welfare Society (NAWS), Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals and KattyShack, a cat rescue organization in Smithville, have joined forces to start the Northland Pet Food Pantry to help families in financial trouble until they get back on their feet. Kansas City, MO.

Another Pet Food Bank

April 21, 2009

There are pet food pantries/soup kitchens across the country that are willing to lend a helping hand in these difficult times.

Recipe: Healthy Flea Fighting Dog Biscuits

April 12, 2009

Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat flour ½ cup wheat germ ½ cup brewer’s yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, ground 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 can low sodium chicken stock Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease 4 baking sheets. Combine in a large mixing bowl the whole flour, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast and […]

N.C. food bank works to keep pets from going hungry

April 1, 2009

Pet food banks are needing help, too. So maybe we can Obama to look into the price of pet food, huh? The price is just going up and up. By Steve Lyttle – McClatchy Newspapers CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Peggy Cole of Charlotte, N.C., went to the Pet Food Bank last week because she couldn’t afford […]

Enough already.

January 24, 2009

The first Monday of the month, the vet gave Lily just days to live — her cancer was spreading. I put her to sleep that Friday. Three days later, on the second Monday of the month, my Dad passed away. On the third Monday (a few days ago), I got laid off from work. There… […]

Humbling Times

December 5, 2008

Purina has reduced the size of their Pro Plan and One dog food bags. What was once a 37.5 lb bag is now 34 lbs. The price remained the same… for a while: $27. Now it’s $34. My dog pack consumes about 1,000 lbs per month, so I had to switch to a cheaper Purina […]