Unfortunately, many families are forced to surrender their pets due to unforeseen circumstances. For animal lovers, it’s hard to imagine not having enough money to care for your beloved pets. But can you imagine having to choose between feeding yourself and feeding your pet? Digging through trash to find food for your furry companion or giving up your pet because you can’t feed them.
For many people we serve, this is a reality. For some, pets are their only family or friend. The human-animal bond is vital to a person’s well-being, offering companionship, unconditional love, joy, comfort, friendship and acceptance – all without judgment. No one should face the decision of giving up their pets just because they have no resource for pet food.
Most likely these people are sharing their food with their pets–feeding their animals before feeding themselves. The people we serve love their pets unconditionally and will give up the last bite of food before seeing them go hungry.
Our efforts have effects far beyond the care of pets themselves. By providing pet food to those in need, pets and the people who love them don’t go hungry.
The Pet Food Pantry at ESPCA is largely ran by volunteers and is made possible by generous donations from our community.
Approximately two weeks of food per month can be provided to enable clients to keep their pets despite financial difficulties. This program is not intended to provide all the food necessary to sustain a pet, rather a supplement to help in a difficult time.
This is Hoss. His owner recently passed away and a good samaritan recognized him from his frequent visits to Our Daily Bread. She found that Hoss kept going back to Our Daily Bread waiting for his owner to return. This Good Samaritan decided to care for Hoss and let Hoss live out ‘his golden years’ as she said it. Hoss is a recipient of our pet food pantry, a portion of his food is provided to him by donations from our pet food pantry.
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