Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Save our Pets Food Bank

"nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little" Edmund Burke

did you know that in the last year, there has been a 35% increase in people surrendering their pets to shelters because they either can't afford to feed them or have lost their home? farmers have had to abandon or slaughter their livestock when the money for feed runs out. some people live in their car with their pets (most homeless shelters don't allow pets), other people have simply left their pets inside (or outside) with no food or water, to fend for themselves.

some, but not most, of these pets are found and rescued. the others? I'm not even going to go there. who knows, maybe that's what happened to me? maybe that's why i was running the streets, half starved, full of worms and a matted mess.

well, there is something that you humans can do. thanks to a great organization called "save our pets food bank", you can donate animal food to your local food bank. It will be distributed to hungry people to feed to their pets and help them to keep their beloved pets at home, where they should be.

last week, i encouraged mommy to set up a donations drive on our porch. so far we have collected 140 pounds of pet food, and more is coming! every time i look out the window i see all this delicious food and want to just dive in and roll around and stuff myself silly, but now that i have plenty of food, i will be happy to share it with my less-fortunate brudders and sisters.

animals all over the world are suffering. can you help the cause and start a pet food drive? if you can't, maybe you could make a donation to your local food bank, and desiic, decik,    just tell them it's for the animals. you can google "pet food bank" and your city to find one near you. If there isn't a food bank close to you, take food to the local shelter.

annuder way to help is to visit the animal rescue site, and click on the purple button every day. each click helps feed shelter pets. really! and if you buy their neat merchandise,you will fill even more bowls! (you can click on the logo on my site, too!)

i thank you, mommy thanks you, and all the other hungry pets thank you!


  1. An update: We received nearly 200 lbs of pet food and $50.00 donation! All was delivered today! Thanks to everyone who gave!

  2. Thanks for raising awareness about the need for pet food in food banks. It's such a simple idea, and I'm sure many contributors to food banks would gladly include pet food with their donations -- it's just that they never thought to do it. I know I didn't think of it! Although I donate food, supplies, and money to our local SPCA, it obviously makes sense to keep pets in their homes... address the problem earlier. I'm checking into what's happening at food banks in Canada.

    Part 2
    That was my mommy talking. She uses so many words! I have yummy food in my bowl and even sometimes catch critters in the woods to eat! I didn't know about so many hungry pets that walk on scary pavement streets without their moms. I think you're the very best, Chance! love, Maggie