Many families are struggling in the economy and are having a tough time feeding their families and often have to decide whether to by food, go to the doctor or feed their pets. The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry (CPFP) is providing temporary food assistance to pet owners who can’t afford food for their pets.
Pet owners have had to give up their pets without food assistance. Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is helping families with food for cats or dogs, kitty litter and sometimes they have food for other critters like hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, ferrets and birds.
“Local shelters and animal rescues are experiencing an increase in owner relinquishment of family pets due to the family’s inability to afford pet food and pet care for their beloved four-legged family members. Giving up a family pet to make sure it is has food and is healthy is a very traumatic experience for both the humans and the animal,” says CPFP.
Applicants need to come early and fill out an application, bring income verification and photo ID. It’s unfortunate, but CPFP personnel say not everyone will get help due to limited supplies.
The next Pet Food Pantry distribution day is on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The first 150 qualified visitors will receive pet food assistance. Please come early and be prepared to wait in line outside and remember to dress for the weather.
- CPFP accepts unopened and unexpired pet food at 20 drop-off locations in the Greater Cincinnati area.
- Financial donations are accepted to the Pet Food Pantry through PayPal.
- CPFP needs volunteers at each event to help with food assistance.
Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry (on Facebook)
5207 Madison Road, Suite B-100,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
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