Bark Avenue Pet Resort to Feed Pets of the Homeless
Bark Avenue Pet Resort at 2471 Clements Ferry Rd in Charleston has been selected as a collection site for Pets of the Homeless program. The program is an ongoing national effort to regularly supply donated pet food through local food banks, shelters, social services, charities and social services. The food is then given to the disadvantaged who cannot afford to properly provide for their pets. Pets of the Homeless is a nonprofit organization www.Petsofthehomeless.org.
Robin Maggy says, “Bark Avenue Pet Resort wants to ensure the needy pets of the Charleston area will have pet food. We are asking the public to help with this worthwhile project. We are very excited to be able to help as often the homeless have a pet as a companion. While food shelters often house and feed the human, the pet can often go wanting.”
Our unstable economy has caused more people to become homeless or lose their homes. When they have a pet it becomes harder to find housing or shelter and pet food. Their pets are nonjudgmental, offer comfort, and provide an emotional bond of loyalty. In some cases, they provide the homeless protection and keep them warm. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that between 5-10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. And in some areas of the country the figure is up to 25 percent.
If you would like to drop off canned or bagged food, you can do so at: Pet food can be dropped off at Bark Avenue Pet Resort, 2471 Clements Ferry Road. Learn more at www.barkavenuecharleston.com