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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 Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor According to the Australian Koala Foundation, 30% of the nation’s Koalas have been lost to drought, bushfires, and logging in just three years. The population has dropped to 58,000 from more than 80,000 in 2018, and no regions saw positive population growth. These findings arrive just days after the […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The maned wolf is certainly a unique animal, with long legs, massive ears, and bright red fur. Many might compare it to a fox, but it’s actually South America’s largest canid species. And not only is the maned wolf elusive — it’s endangered. Researchers working with Rewilding Argentina and […]
Today is International Red Panda Day! These iconic and adorable creatures are worth celebrating for many reasons, but they’re also in need of serious protection. This cat-sized, fluffy-tailed animal is listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list. Climate change and rising temperatures are reducing the red panda’s […]
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