7th Annual Pet Food Drive: Largest collection effort in the country to benefit homebound senior and disabled pet owners
For many homebound seniors, pets are their primary or sole source of companionship. It’s no wonder then that these seniors, who are living on a fixed income, share their limited human food with their four-legged family members. This means neither owner nor pet are getting the proper nutrition they need and many loving owners weigh the heartbreaking decision of surrendering the pet they love out of concern for their well-being.
Banfield Charitable Trust, Banfield Pet Hospital® and Royal Canin are teaming up for the 7th Annual Banfield Charitable Trust Pet Food drive Nov. 23-Dec. 31 to collect pet food and raise money for these struggling pet owners and their pets. The effort will primarily benefit Meals On Wheels pet food distribution programs across the U.S.
“Pets play an invaluable role in the lives of people who face difficult life circumstances by offering love, joy, and proven health benefits,” said Dianne McGill, executive director and CEO of Banfield Charitable Trust. “Something so simple—pet food—can be the solution to keeping pet families healthy and together, and keeping loved pets out of the shelter system.” Read the full story …
Four ways to help
- Banfield Pet Hospital will serve as a donation hub for those who want to get involved. Donors can drop off bags and cans of dog and cat food at any Banfield Pet Hospital across the U.S., most of which are located inside PetSmart. To find the closest Banfield, use the hospital locator on banfield.com.
- Monetary donations can be made at banfieldcharitable.org and at Banfield Pet Hospitals in order to fund grants for more than 100 local Meals on Wheels pet food distribution programs after the food donations are depleted.
- Like ‘Royal Canin’ on Facebook and they will donate $1 to Banfield Charitable Trust’s Pet Food Drive: www.facebook.com/RoyalCanin.us
- Like ‘Banfield Charitable Trust’ on Facebook and Royal Canin will donate one pound of pet food: www.facebook.com/banfield.charitable.trust