Food Stamps for Pets

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

The application can be downloaded at this link.

To apply by mail, submit the following information:
Name
Address
Phone #
Email address
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

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1 Comment

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One response to “Food Stamps for Pets

  1. Chris Miner

    There’s an idea whose time has come! So much better than forcing people to surrender their pets to shelters because of a temporary financial crunch.

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