Pet Helpers Donates Almost 50,000 pounds of Pet Food to Those In Need
Since January, 2012 Pet Helpers has distributed 49,034.5 pounds of dog and cat food to help feed 557 pets. Local pet owners who are in need of assistance to feed their pets visit Pet Helpers each month to pick up their food donations. Food is distributed based on quantity and type of pets.
This food bank, along with the Unchain Charleston fence-building program, is a vital component of what Pet Helpers calls its safety net initiatives. Safety net initiatives are efforts to keep beloved family pets in their homes so that those animals that are truly without a loving home may have space in the shelter system.
Despite the incredible amount of food that is given to local pet owners, there are still many locally-owned pets in danger of going hungry. Pet Helpers endeavors to help feed as many as possible, but can only do so with a continually-stocked food bank.
The pet food bank is restocked in a number of ways. Pet Helpers receives food donations from individuals and local businesses on a daily basis. Additionally, Pet Helpers President and Founder Carol Linville makes regular visits to the Lowcountry Food Bank to pick up pallets of pet food that might otherwise go unused.
Please consider donating dry cat food and dry dog food to Pet Helpers so that we can continue to serve the animals in need.
Unchain Charleston is a concerted effort to spread awareness about the plight of chained dogs and to build fenced for chained dogs in the Lowcountry. By providing an alternative to chaining, Unchain Charleston keeps dogs out of the shelter system and in their loving homes.