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Since Tuesday, IFAW has given away 600 pounds of dog food and kitty litter a day. IFAW Program Officer Kelly Johnson explained, “I was born and raised in the DC metro area and my mom was a federal worker for 38 years. It’s an honor to serve my community right here in my backyard. We’ve been helping keep families together and ease their burden of taking care of their pets while things are tough and they’re very grateful for it.” Pets are feeling the love in other cities too.
In Baltimore, Safeway donated $10,000 worth of dog and cat food to Humane Society of Baltimore’s pet food bank to specifically help furloughed federal workers with pets.
San Antonio Humane Society is offering a free bag of dog or cat food to furloughed federal employees.
Outside Philly, in Delaware County, PA, the Providence Animal Center will offer furloughed pet owners five pounds of cat food and 10 pounds of dog food per pet – furloughed federal worker wishing to receive the food should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guthrie, OK, Pet Angels Rescue is offering a one-month supply of food for up to six animals per household.
Central Oregon, The Humane Society of Central Oregon is offering free premium dog and cat food for federal employees on furlough on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p..m., 61170 SE 27th Street in Bend
If you know of similar pet assistance offers in your community, please send us an email at email@example.com and we will update this list.
Why This Matters: What can we say. There are so many federal employees and their families and pets who need our help now. I (Monica) am thinking of all my former colleagues at NOAA and wish there was more we could do. This is a real tragedy. For those of you reading this, just know the ODP family is with you.
What You Can Do: If you want to help, click here to join the WCK family of #ChefsforFeds. Volunteers are needed.
by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Rivers and lakes across Northwestern states — from Yellowstone to Montana — have lost most of their trout, due to extreme drought conditions. Because of this, state authorities have implemented a variety of restrictions to preserve their dwindling trout populations, leaving recreational fly fishers in the lurch. Why This […]
Marine scientists are eagerly investigating a 100-pound opah fish, or “moonfish,” that washed ashore in Oregon last week. The deep-sea fish usually makes its home in temperate or tropical waters, raising questions about how it came to be so far north. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), not much is known about the fish, which has red […]
(Parts of this story are reprinted with permission from the World Wildlife Fund) High-profile TV coverage of tigers in captivity may give the impression that breeding tigers in captivity is the only way to save the species, but that’s far from true. Globally, there are some legitimate conservation breeding programs for tigers that are important […]
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