PAWS N CLAWS PANTRY
We believe that by providing free pet food to those in need, we will be able to:
- reduce the number of animals that are taken to the shelter
- reduce the number of animals that are euthanized due to overcrowded shelters
- preserve the loving relationship that pet owners share with their pets
- relieve people of the emotional stress of not being able to provide for their pets.
The Paws N Claws Pantry will provide temporary food assistance to pet owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may otherwise be forced to give up their pets without food assistance. Giving up a family pet to make sure it is has food is a very traumatic experience for both human AND animal. With the help of Paws n Claws Pantry, many families will no longer be forced to make the choice between feeding themselves or their pets.
Animal shelters are full, foreclosures are rising and pet parents are having to make tough, heart-breaking decisions they never thought they would have to make. Local shelters and animal control offices report a 35% increase in owner surrenders over last year. Worse, if the shelters are full and cannot take in the pets the pets are many times just dropped off or left in the parking lot to fend for themselves. To ensure that no pet goes hungry, Paws N Claws Pantry provides free dog and cat food to anyone in financial crisis, counsels pet owners on proper nutrition for their pet and provides information on free and low cost spay and neuter programs.