November 24, 2020In the News

Homeless Pets to eat well over the holidays, thanks to Coldwell Banker

Real estate agents collect hundreds of pounds of pet food

Victoria Williams (right), Coldwell Banker Select managing broker presents more than 435 pounds of pet food collected during the Coldwell Banker national Homes for Dogs pet food drive to Genevieve Frederick (left), founder and president of Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Coldwell Banker Select real estate agents serving Northern Nevada delivered 435.8 pounds of pet food to Friends in Service Helping, or FISH, a Carson City-based social services organization and pet food provider site for Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

All donations received during Coldwell Banker’s pet food drive in October were split between Feeding Pets of the Homeless and the Nevada Humane Society Carson City.

“In conjunction with the national Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Pet Food Drive, we are proud to be able to contribute dog and cat food to both the Pets of the Homeless organization as well as the Carson City Chapter of the Nevada Humane Society,” Victoria Williams, Coldwell Banker Select managing broker, said. “All of our agents support both of these great groups who take care of the animals who have no voices. We like to provide for those in need through all of the charitable organizations in our beautiful Capital City.”

Genevieve Frederick, founder and president of Feeding Pets of the Homeless, said the 435.8 pounds of pet food, valued at over $575, delivered to FISH will ensure many pets in Carson City will not go hungry this holiday season.

“We are grateful for the success of Coldwell Banker’s pet food drive,” Frederick said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the homeless and their pets need our help now more than ever. This year our organization has seen an increase in calls from the homeless seeking pet food, veterinary care and homeless shelters allowing pets.”

Feeding Pets of the Homeless provides pet food to homeless individuals and their pets locally, as well nationally. The non-profit also provides pet supplies, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics to companion animals of homeless individuals across the United States, as well as crates for homeless shelters to encourage those with companion animals to come in from the cold.

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.