Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Two weeks ago, we found out that the local food bank (yes, human food bank) had been given a shipment of dry cat food. They asked us if we would be interested in taking it for our pet food pantry. We said yes, as pet food is our largest expense for the Pet Peace of Mind program. Well, a hospice volunteer went to pick it up and it was a pallet of 20# bags, as in 50 of them!! Needless to say, that was a pretty big load for us, but after several phone calls, we managed to place all but five bags with local rescue groups and shelters. It wouldn't have happened, though, without our volunteers and my trusty assistant, Sonni. Everyone involved has done their part to make sure this food gets to the pets who need it, not only those in rescue situations, but people on fixed incomes that can use a little help with pet food. This has been a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with others in the "pet-friendly" community and to make some new friends as well. It's also a good opportunity to let people know about Pet Peace of Mind.