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Pet Food Stamps: The Greatest Thing Ever?

Gary Gershoff, gettyimages

A program called Pet Food Stamps coming out of New York is set to help low income families with feeding their pets! Without a doubt this is probably one of the best idea’s to come out this year.

If you can’t tell, I love animals. But, I also understand how people can fall on hard times and that special family member is the first to take the hit. With this program you can provide your animal with the proper food/nutrients to keep them healthy and happy!

 

(ABC7)

A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps aims to provide food stamps for pets of low-income families and for food stamp recipients who otherwise could not afford to feed their pets, reported ABC affiliate KVIA in Las Cruces, N.M.

Based in New York, the program is open to anyone in the United States. More than 45,000 pets have already been signed up in the past two weeks, according to the program’s founder and executive director Marc Okon. Once need and income is verified, the families will receive pet food each month from pet food retailer Pet Food Direct for a six-month period.

“We’re not looking for government funding at this point,” Okon told ABCNews.com. “Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it.”

The only way to apply for the program is through an online application, but Okon said applications would be accepted through mail once the program moved to its new office.

Okon said the program’s nonprofit status was still pending.

[via Food Stamps … For Pets? - ABC News.]

Shout to Mikal Themidwest Earl for the Submission.

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