Funds to help maintain the Human-Animal Bond of Homeless Individuals and their Pets by providing Food, Supplies and Emergency Veterinary Care
CARSON CITY, Nev. – July 8, 2021 – Feeding Pets of the Homeless recently received a $10,000 donation from CareVet to help provide pet food, supplies, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics to companion animals of homeless individuals across the United States.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless was chosen by CareVet to receive the financial support because their unique approach and mission provides direct, immediate impact to both individuals and pets in need. The majority of CareVet’s nationwide network operating in 27 states participated in the fundraising initiative.
“We’re deeply grateful to CareVet for contributing such a generous donation as it will further allow us to support the increasing need to help the homeless and their pets,” said Genevieve Frederick, founder and president of Feeding Pets of the Homeless. “The COVID-19 pandemic has proven homeless people and their pets need our support now more than ever.”
“CareVet and Feeding Pets of the Homeless are aligned in our mission to care for pets and our teams were happy to participate in such an impactful initiative,” said Greg Siwak, CEO.
In 2020, Feeding Pets of the Homeless received over 8,100 calls from homeless individuals inquiring about where to find pet food, veterinary care and homeless shelters that will accept pets. While many shelters do not allow pets, there is an increasing number of organizations catering to individuals with pets. However, in circumstances where pet-friendly shelters are not accessible or at capacity, countless people live outside in the cold, during storms, and other adverse conditions because of their devotion to their pets.
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 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.
CareVet is a network of veterinary hospitals headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri, anchored by a deep commitment to the teams that serve our clients and patients. To learn more visit www.carevethealth.com.
Photo: A homeless woman and her companion animal wait to receive services at a Feeding Pets of the Homeless sponsored wellness clinic.