No Hungry Pets on Christmas Morning
The Community Pet Food Bank at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society helps friends and neighbors who are struggling to feed their pets and themselves. Our clients are primarily senior citizens, veterans and military families. Since the pandemic, we are serving a lot more families having difficulty making ends meet.
Monica Kaiser is our volunteer who oversees the Pet Food Bank. This year, she and her team organized our first-ever “Thanks Giving Back” day on November 22nd. We provided food and treats, blankets and beds, leashes and collars, toys and other pet supplies. GetPawsitive trainers were present to offer free behavior and training advice.
Thirty-seven clients came to the Pet Food Bank. During that one day, we fed:
- 53 Dogs
- 31 Cats
- 3 Birds
- 2 hamsters
- 1 Guinea Pig
and an entire flock of chickens
Monica said, “I thought the event went really well. It looked like everyone, both clients and volunteers, left happy. A BIG thank-you to all the volunteers. And a BIG thank-you to all for your continued donation of pet food and supplies.”
Now Monica and the Pet Food Bank volunteers are preparing to do it again.
A “Holiday Baskets” event is planned for Sunday, December 20th from 10 AM to 1 PM. The Pet Food Bank is at the entrance to Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Anyone is welcome, no questions asked. We do ask that you RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
Because of COVID-19, the Pet Food Bank went from being open two weekends per month to every Saturday. Monica says this will continue through at least June 2021 as demand has increased 200-percent.
Thank you from all those we serve at the Pet Food Bank. We cannot do this without you!