Pet Food Drive Challenge

Carson City, NV (PressExposure) July 07, 2009 -- Feeding Pets of the Homeless, a national nonprofit, has challenged its member collection sites to work towards a goal of collecting 75,000 pounds of pet food by the end of the year. The pet food is distributed through local food banks, food pantries, homeless shelters, as well as Meals on Wheels in local communities across the nation.

Last year, the organization’s member/volunteer collection sites reported that they collected over 37,500 pounds of pet food for companion pets of the homeless and less fortunate.

“Each week food bank and homeless shelter managers call or email us asking for our help by requesting pet food for their clients,” said Genevieve Frederick, executive director. “We have seen the need for pet food increase due to these troubling times in our economy. Animal shelters are overcrowded with people who cannot afford to keep and feed their pets. The numbers of homeless on the streets are increasing. Many of those folks will not give up the only companion they have and love. Their bond is unbreakable.”

Many homeless and poor have benefited from free clinics that provide a basic check up, vaccines, medicines, flea and tick treatments, spay or neuter, along with pet food and other pet products. These clinics are made possible through grants to licensed veterinarians from Feeding Pets of the Homeless and the generosity of many of the veterinarian’s distributors who donate products. Grants are made with donations from the public.

To find a collection site in your community where you can donate pet food, go to http://www.petsofhomeless.org. If your community does not have a collection site location, contact Feeding Pets of the Homeless to learn how to start one.

About Feeding Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless - A nonprofit organization. Our volunteer collection site collect pet food and deliver it to food banks and/or soups kitchens which have agreed to distribute the food to the homeless and impoverished. Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, we coordinate and support our members. We collect cash donations, award grants to veterinarians and other nonprofits that meet our objectives and we provide marketing materials and promote the organization for our member/volunteers to the national media. More information and locations of collection sites can be found at http://www.petsofhomeless.org or call (775) 841-7463.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 06, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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