The tough economic times over the last few years has taken its toll on many American families.
For those who cannot afford to buy food, there is the United States Food Stamps program. Unfortunately, this program does not cover the purchasing of pet foods and supplies.
A new organization, The Pet Food Stamps Program, has just been launched. This non-profit corporation, funded by donations, is not subsidized by the United States government.
According to Pet Food Stamps:
There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps, many with dogs or cats, who simply cannot afford to feed their animals, and these cherished companions are dropped off at animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep.
Pet Food Stamps is open to verified and approved low-income families and food stamp recipients who otherwise would not be able to afford to feed their pets. Through their exclusive online partner, PetFlow.com, Pet Food Stamps makes sure these pet guardians receive free monthly home delivery of all the food and supplies to maintain the health of their pets.
Although the Pet Food Stamps program is based in New York, it is open to anyone living in the United States. To apply, one must fill out an application on the website. Eventually the organization hopes to be able to accept mailed-in applications.
The Program hopes that later this year, they will also be able to assist with free or discounted veterinary care for approved recipients.
If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, please visit PetFoodStamps.org and click on the Pet Food Stamps Sign Up tab.
To donate, please visit PetFoodStamps.org and click on the Food Stamps Donation tab.
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