Food Stamps for Pets

While the pundits continue to insist that the economy is improving, many Americans are still struggling to earn enough to feed their families. As of April, 11.7 million were unemployed and another 7.9 million were underemployed—laboring part time because their employer cut hours or a full time job was not available. Unfortunately, when forced to make a choice between putting food on the table or in the pet bowl, many of these disadvantaged citizens have to surrender their dogs and cats to shelters. The Pet Food Stamps program wants to change this—keeping furry family members with the people who love them.

Since its launch earlier this year, the New York based non-profit has received thousands of applications each day from pet owners living at or near poverty level as well as those who participate in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Once accepted, families receive free monthly delivery of pet food for their dogs, cats, some pocket pets and some reptiles.

If you like the idea of home pet food delivery but do not qualify for assistance, you can still receive a discount on orders from www.PetFlow.com just for mentioning the Pet Food Stamps program. Get $10 off an order of $40 or more when you enter PFS at checkout. You may schedule recurring deliveries at two to 16-week intervals, plus change your schedule or cancel at any time. Brands available include veterinarian favorites such as Wellness, Blue, Taste of the Wild, Nature’s Variety and more.

The Pet Food Stamps program is funded by grants and donations from generous individuals. If you’d like to help hungry pets in need, you can make a contribution here.

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Julie Perkins

About Julie Perkins

A self-professed "crazy cat lady" and slave to three furry masters, Julie loves all things fuzzy. Throughout her life, she has been owned by cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, fish and even a hermit crab. A freelance writer who has perfected the fine art of typing with one hand (because there is a cat on top of the other one), she lives in Colorado with her husband and a menagerie of critters.

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