The recession taught us a lot about doing our best to care for pets on an extremely tight budget. Owners sometimes face unexpected financial hardship. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of charity organizations out there that can help with the absolute basics like food and medical care. Our main veterinary organization, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), ran a small news article about a Food Stamps program that helps pets. I wanted to share the web page and some basic info with you so that you can help a pet owner in need.
Pet Food Stamps : www.petfoodstamps.org
Non-Profit, operating on donations
Owners can qualify if they are on Food Stamps or are below the official poverty level
Food is automatically shipped to the owner on a regular basis
Benefits last up to 6 months
Applications take at least 6 weeks to be processed
To apply by mail, submit the following information:
Award letter from a state agency verifying they are a recipient of public assistance
Mail the information to:
Pet Stamps Food Program
391 S. Main St.
New City, NY 10956