The Brevard Humane Society is reminding area residents they offer a variety of free and low cost food services to local pet owners who might be struggling financially to feed their pets.
“For years, the Brevard Humane Society has been proud to aid local families by providing needed pet food for their loving animal(s)“, stated Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. ”While some pet owners might need food on a short-term / emergency basis, other individuals that may be unemployed, disabled or on government assistance might require long-term solutions. It is our goal to ensure no animals are ever surrendered due to their guardian’s inability to feed them.”
Realizing that many families receiving food stamps, and other programs, are often unable to purchase pet food with an EBT card or that for seniors with limited resources, the food they receive may be utilized to feed a hungry pet, the Brevard Humane Society has found creative ways to keep their shelves stocked while also assisting those in need. For instance, partnering with Aging Matters in Brevard for their “Pets on Wheels” program has enabled the Brevard Humane Society to proudly assist homebound and elderly citizens who would otherwise be unable to travel to their facilities. Launched in 2016, Pets on Wheels currently distributes approximately 150 to 200 lbs. of free pet food per month to Meal on Wheels recipients throughout the community.
Pet food assistance is available to all Brevard County residents currently experiencing financial hardship. Recipients will be qualified on a first come, first serve basis and based upon their demonstrated financial need. Support is made possible solely through generous donations from the local community, therefore pet food brands will vary and special requests / prescription diet plans are not able to be accommodated.
For those wishing to aid community owners and their pets in need, food may be donated to either of the Brevard Humane Society’s Adoption Center locations: 155 Pioneer Road in Merritt Island or 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa. For those wishing to help volunteer and organize food, please call 321.636.3343 ext. 207 or email: email@example.com.