Helping Hands Pantry has partnered with Paws to Feed to help feed the pets of our clients, by serving as a pet food bank and pet food pantry. Often, our clients have to choose between allocating funds to feed themselves versus pet food for the furry members of their family. Unfortunately, they may even feel they must make the choice to give their cherished family pets away, whether that means releasing them to the streets or relinquishing them to animal shelters.
The idea to start such a foundation came after witnessing a gruesome scene of a frightened, small dog being chased into a busy street of cars. The abandoned dog was then hit by the oncoming traffic and killed. This foundation wants to prevent situations like that from occurring. Paws to Feed wants to help clients keep their pets at home. To make such an idea possible, Paws to Feed has partnered with Helping Hands Pantry to help care for the pets of people in need.”
Lynae Davis, Founder of Paws to Feed
Paws to Feed Steps In
Out of the thousands of people Helping Hands Pantry helps each week, there are many pets that are in need as well. One of the main and simplest needs of our community’s pets is pet food. With Paws to Feed, Helping Hands Pantry clients can use their limited cash for other necessities than pet food and keeps them from having to make the difficult decision of whether or not to keep their pets. The families get to keep the pets, and more importantly, the pets get to keep the families.
Very few food distribution organizations also serve as pet food pantries, and that is where Helping Hands Pantry and Paws to Feed steps in.
We hope to feed and have resources for in-need pets, including dogs and puppies of all sizes, kittens, and cats. Paws to Feed cares for the family pet that needs a bowl of food. Your donations of pet food, pet supplies, and money can help us realize this goal.
If you need help with pet food, please visit our Do You Need Help? page. If you would like to donate pet food and/or pet supplies to our pet food pantry, we have several locations that can receive your donations. For other questions or inquiries contact:
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