Food bank helps owners feed their pets

July 19, 2009 8:36:40 AM PDT
Pets are suffering during the recession, and one shelter is helping pet owners weather the tough times. The Faithful Friends animal shelter several months ago launched a pet food bank, offering free dog and cat food for struggling residents.

The recession has brought a four-fold increase in the number of animals being given for adoption. Faithful Friends' executive director Jane Pierantozzi says that cash-strapped families can't take care of their pets while trying to take care of themselves.

She says the point of the food bank is to keep people and their pets together.

The food bank gets its supplies from public donations, other nonprofits such as the Humane Society, and stores including Concord Pet Food & Supplies and Petco Corporation.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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