Food Stamps for Pets: New York based program assists in feeding family petsBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Feb 26, 2013 in Animals, Food, Lifestyle, United States, World •
Food stamps for pets, anyone? It seems poverty in the United States has taken its toll on household pets.
A Food Stamps For Pets program by a group based in New York was reportedly designed to assist families who cannot anymore feed their pets.
According to a report by KVIA in Las Cruces, New Mexico, many low-income families have already signed up their pets in the program during the past two weeks.
As of posting, there were reportedly over 45,000 registered food stamp recipients.
Food Stamps For Pets program is reportedly open to all pet owners in the US, according to its founder and executive director Marc Okon.
A family can sign-up for the program online. The application is approved depending on the need and income of a family. If they qualify, a family will be given pet food monthly for a six-month period by retailer Pet Food Direct.
Okon explained that the Food Stamps for Pets program is “not looking for government funding at this point. Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it.”
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