Living with today’s economy and unemployment rate makes it difficult for many pet owners to feed their family pets. There are approximately 50 million people in the U.S. that receive food stamps for themselves and their family. The food stamp program excludes buying any pet food or pet supplies. When money and food is scarce it becomes a horrible struggle to keep the family pet fed properly. More and more often their pets are being dropped off at local shelters around the country as the desperate choice is made to relinquish their pets.
Pet Food Stamps is a non-profit group that is now helping ease the burden of families with pets across the country. The Pet Food Stamps program is funded through contributions and donations and in the first 2 weeks of the groups existence, over 45,000 pets were signed up and provided with needed pet food. There is no government support of this program - all money to run the program is given by generous citizens.
Animal shelters around the country report a steep increase in the cats and dogs being brought in by families that have had to make that difficult choice. By the time the rent is paid and the family grocery money is spent there is often times no money left over to feed their pets.
The Pet Food Stamps program is working with PetFlow.com to provide free home delivery of all needed food supplies for their pet’s health and vitality. With the growth of the Pet Food Stamps program it is expected that by the end of 2013 it is expected to expand to offer free or discounted veterinary care for qualified program participants. The goal of the program is to help keep the family pet at home.
There is no cost to the program. The pet food and supplies are 100% free providing you apply and are approved into the program. If you are currently receiving food stamps or have income at or below the poverty level you should fill out an application for the Pet Food Stamps program. This program is available to pet owners in the U.S.; pets provided for include cats, dogs, small animals and reptiles.
There is a big response to this program and it may take several weeks for your application to be processed so apply as soon as you can. The Pet Food Stamps program is an approved New York State non-profit corporation and they are in the process of receiving approval to have tax deductible status; all donations will be retroactive for 2 years to use as a Charity Deduction on your tax documents.