Lambertville Animal Welfare and Fisherman’s Mark announced on Saturday their new partnership to establish a Pet Food Pantry to provide dog and cat food and supplies within the Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry has long supported local low income individuals and families experiencing food insecurity, say volunteers.
“The addition of the Pet Food Pantry program will help prevent families from having to choose between feeding and caring for their pets, paying household bills or purchasing food for their own table,” the group explained in a release.
“Pets are often considered family members, especially for people with limited social support, and the Lambertville Animal Welfare program will reduce the financial impact of owning and caring for a pet,” they added.
To qualify for the Pet Food Pantry, Fisherman’s Mark clients must show proof that their pets are spayed or neutered, or obtain free or low-cost spay/neuter services from Lambertville Animal Welfare. The Lambertville organization will also assist, whenever possible, with veterinary care, they said.
The group asks the public to please consider contributing to this program, and to help provide veterinary services for Food Pantry clients. Visit Lambertville Animal Welfare online to make a donation.