Non-profit Offers Food Stamps for Pets

To keep poor families from abandoning them


There is no question that some individuals and families across North Texas and the nation have had to 'tighten their belts' during rough economic times. Now one organization is focused on the pets belonging to those people.

The non-profit Pet Food Stamps program is looking to help provide food for the pets of low-income families.  Organizers say often the only option for poor pet owners is to abandon their family pet to the ASPCA or a high-kill shelter. "We feel that should not happen and provide free pet food to prevent that decision [high-kill shelter] from happening," Pet Food Stamps founder Marc Okon explained.

Given that pet owners need to vaccinate their animals and provide other sometimes costly care, is meant to help pick up the slack and help those who are less economically fortunate.

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Bam!)