The Peninsula Pet Pantry is a recipient of the American Humane’s Feed the Hungry grant. The Feed Hungry grant helps pet owners whose incomes have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis to care for their pet.
Located in Yorktown, the Peninsula Pet Pantry provides short term pet food and supplies plus resource referral services. This helps keep pets with their owners and out of animal shelters.
“We want to say a gigantic thank you to American Humane,” said Michelle Wilkinson, director of the Peninsula Pet Pantry. “We strive to keep animals out of shelters and humane groups, and at home where they belong. We do this by providing food, supplies and medical care to responsible pet owners who are experiencing financial crisis. The majority of our clients are seniors or disabled individuals, but with the appearance of COVID-19, our client base has quadrupled in less than two months. This grant has allowed us to continue our mission, and for that we are extremely grateful because for our beloved pets, there truly is no place like home.”
Formed in 2010, the non-profit Peninsula Pet Pantry is a volunteer group that helps responsible owners keep pets at home, by providing monthly distribution of food and supplies. The team advises clients on food assistance and animal nutrition, affordable spay/neuter clinics, vaccination options, vet care choices, licensing and more. Since it started, they estimate they have assisted more than 5500 pets and their families.
To help the shelters and donate visit www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.