Serving to Hand of Hope and the Paws Shelter Basis have teamed as much as create a pet meals pantry for Hardin County.
Diane Shoffner, a board member of Paws and proprietor of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, mentioned the concept for a pantry got here up in December when she noticed lots of of individuals lining as much as eat in Los Angeles on the tv information.
“They need to even have canine wants as a result of if they do not have meals for them, they do not have meals for his or her pets to eat,” Shoffner mentioned.
She first reached out to Feeding America, who later related her to Serving to Hand, which has a neighborhood meals pantry with a base of registered households.
“Now we have the animal aspect they usually have the pantry aspect, and dealing collectively we predict our greatest for what ought to be in Hardin County and our pets,” Shoffner mentioned.
From photographic initiatives at Sam Russell’s, Shoffner was in a position to receive round 600 kilos of meals in donations that he supplied to Serving to Hand for his pantry. She mentioned that inside three hours, the 600 kilos had been distributed they usually had requests for extra.
Shoffner mentioned that is when he realized the necessity for pet meals in the neighborhood was a actuality.
“I did not notice the necessity was there till I obtained concerned,” Shoffner mentioned.
Since then, firms like Feeders Provide in Elizabethtown, Animal Provide Co., Misplaced Kilos Pet Middle in Radcliff, and Household Greenback in Vine Grove have been offering month-to-month donations of pet meals to the pantry.
This March there will likely be a pet meals drive the place group members can donate a bag of cat or pet food at:
• Feeder provide, Elizabethtown
• Sam Russell Pet Provides, Elizabethtown
• Misplaced Kilos Pet Middle, Radcliff
• Household Greenback, Vine Grove,
Shoffner mentioned they’re on the lookout for any kind of canine or cat meals that’s shelf steady.
Those that want to donate cash or meals can name Sam Russell’s at 270-766-1955 or go to their Fb web page.
These wishing to make use of the pantry should register with the Serving to Hand at 6796 S. Wilson Highway in Elizabethtown and present proof of the necessity for pet meals.
He mentioned he hopes the pantry can broaden and transcend Hardin County.