June 17, 2009
In less than a year Bierly and Caitlin Rivers have the Pet Pantry of Centre County up and running. In three weeks the two have distributed more than 700 pounds of donated dog and cat food. They believe the family pet cannot be forgotten in an economic downturn.
June 10, 2009
Aiming to stop hunger among pets as well as people, the Long Island Cares food bank Wednesday will begin distributing pet food to those in need. The Hauppauge-based food bank, which supplies hundreds of Long Island food pantries, has teamed up with the Animal Relief Fund in Manhattan to provide dog and cat food to needy families with pets.
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.
May 14, 2009
Cathie Sabin has heard sad stories about pet owners who have lost their jobs or homes and had to give up their dogs or cats because they couldn’t afford to buy pet food. Sabin, owner of B.C. Dog Training Club in Mundelein, decided to do something to help pet owners who are struggling because of the economy.
April 28, 2009
Pet food pantries are now popping up across the country as part of a movement to keep pets with their families, and out of overloaded animal shelters.