Pets are such an important of our lives. When hard times hit, it breaks my heart to hear about families having to give up their beloved companion – because they cannot afford the care.
A New York organization called Pet Food Stamps (nonprofit status is pending) is offering…you guessed it…food stamps for pets of families dealing financial troubles.
The program has only been running for several weeks and already is seeing several thousand applications daily – and with each application there may be two or three dogs or two or three cats.
Once income and need are verified, qualifying families receive pet food each month from retailer Pet Food Direct for six months.
The only way to apply for the program is online through the organization’s website https://petfoodstamps.org/ , but once Pet Food Stamps has an office, applications will be able to be mailed.