November 24, 2020In the News

Feeding Pets of the Homeless receives $115,000 from the Carol Moss Foundation

Non-profit spends 10% of its budget in Los Angeles County

A homeless man and his companion animal wait to receive services at a Feeding Pets of the Homeless sponsored wellness clinic pre COVID-19.

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Feeding Pets of the Homeless received two grants from the Los Angeles-based Carol Moss Foundation totaling $115,000 this year. This grant money will help the non-profit serve its mission to provide pet food, supplies, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics to companion animals of homeless individuals across the United States.

The Carol Moss Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the efforts of those working to improve health care, serve veterans and their families and better the quality of life of animals and their human companions in the United States.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless spent nearly 10% of its 2020 emergency veterinary care budget in Los Angeles County. In the last year, the organization has provided over $28,000 in emergency veterinary care for companion animals of homeless individuals in Los Angeles.

“To that end, we are grateful for the opportunity to support the wonderful work of Feeding Pets of the Homeless as they have continued, despite these very challenging times, to help those struggling to care for their pets,” Terry Strombom, director of the Carol Moss Foundation, said. “To know that we have been able to contribute to the wellbeing of so many cherished pets is incredibly gratifying.”

Since 2018, the foundation has supported the mission of Feeding Pets of the Homeless with contributions totaling $165,000.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has proven homeless people and their pets need our support now more than ever,” Genevieve Frederick, founder and president of Feeding Pets of the Homeless, said. “So far this year, our organization has received over 8,700 calls from the homeless asking where to get pet food, veterinary care and homeless shelters that will allow their pets. This is an increase from last year’s 6,100 calls over the same time period.”

Frederick said her organization is deeply grateful for the Carol Moss Foundation’s continued support, especially in high-need areas, like Los Angeles County. Along with providing emergency veterinary care, pets of homeless receive vaccinations to help slow the spread of contagious diseases in a community’s greater animal population.

“In Pomona, a homeless woman contacted us for care for her two kittens,” she said. “They were provided veterinary care for fleas, tapeworm and ringworm, which are highly contagious. Both kittens also received vaccinations. Roaming animals can spread disease, and we strive to help vaccinate animals we provide care for.”

To find more information or to donate directly to Feeding Pets of the Homeless, visit www.petsofthehomeless.org. People who are homeless and in need of emergency veterinary care or food for their pets can visit the website, call (775) 841-7463, or have their social worker contact Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

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About The Carol Moss Foundation: The Carol Moss Foundation is based in Los Angeles, California. They seek to help organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

About Feeding Pets of the Homeless: Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond, which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit www.petsofthehomeless.org.