Phinney’s recently sent a batch of cat food and kitty litter to Freedom and Serenity, which was a relief for their dad. He had just paid a huge vet bill because their brother, Hero, got sick and sadly passed away. (You can check out cute pics of Freedom and Serenity and other pets we've helped by visiting Our Memories.)
We also recently sent pet supplies to Ellie Mae the dog and Eppie the cat (pictured above with their furry friend!). Their dad was also in a financial bind. And the contributions from Phinney’s pet pantry mean that he can focus on paying other bills that were weighing him down.
Any pet parent can tell you that the essentials for feeding and caring for a pet can add up fast. For many pet owners like the dads of Freedom, Serenity, Ellie Mae, and Eppie, pet pantries provide essential resources to make sure their fur families have the pet food and pet supplies they need.
"Phinney’s doesn't have a pantry, but we ship supplies to pet parents who are chronically ill or on a serious financial bind. That is a critical part of what we do, especially during COVID when people couldn't go out and shop as they did before," says Daniela Caride, Phinney’s president.
Thanks to Phinney's, a pet owner's financial hardship doesn’t mean their pet should go without food or supplies. “We are so thankful to everyone who supports us with donations to keep our pet supply shipments going out to everyone who needs them,” added Daniela. “Without pet pantries, some people might feel they have no option but to surrender their pet."
You Can Help Support Phinney’s Supply Shipments
One of the easiest and most impactful ways to support our supply shipments is to make a recurring donation to Phinney’s. Recurring donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, in any dollar amount, and can go a long way toward ensuring that pet parents' pantries will stay well stocked no matter how difficult things are at that moment. For instance, $25 a month generally covers pet food for a couple of months for a small pet, like a cat, bird, or guinea pig, and $50 a month helps ensure that larger pets, like dogs, get the food they need.