(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Pet Food Pantry supported by the Animal Alliance of Camden County has recognized a community need for pet food assistance. The food assistance program has provided 7,500 pounds of cat food and 22,600 pounds of dog food to 5,600 owned pets since the program launched in April 2015.
“This is a great resource for Camden County pet owners that are going through difficult times,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Camden County Animal Shelter. “Families should not be faced with the difficult choice of giving up a cherished pet when purchasing food becomes a challenge.”
Camden County Pet Food Pantry’s purpose is to keep pets with their families by offering food assistance. Owners surrender pets to local shelters regularly, and financial hardship is a common reason for doing so. The Alliance seeks to help Camden County residents keep pets in their homes by providing nutritional assistance to those in need. The only requirement is a need for assistance in providing food for a pet.
The Animal Alliance of Camden County is a partnership of Camden County Shared Services and local animal welfare agencies that include Animal Adoption Center, Voorhees Animal Orphanage, Animal Welfare Association, Camden County Animal Shelter, and Independent Animal Control. Alliance members share a common goal of finding homes for unwanted and neglected animals, including efforts to keep owned pets with their families.
Camden County Pet Food Pantry locations will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for food pick-up on the second Saturday of every third month. Donations are always welcome.
The next pet food pantry is on December 9, at the shelters listed below:
Animal Adoption Center
501 Berlin Rd N, Lindenwold, NJ 08021, www.aacnj.org
Animal Welfare Association
509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, www.awanj.org
Camden County Animal Shelter
125 County House Road, Blackwood NJ 08012, www.ccasnj.org
Voorhees Animal Orphanage
421 Cooper Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, www.vao.org