Properly looking after a pet can easily take its toll on one's budget, and sometimes animals are abandoned simply because their owners can no longer afford to feed them and give them the care they deserve.
A recently launched donation-based program aims to solve this issue by providing struggling families in the United States with food stamps for pets.
Those who wish to receive such help need only fill in an online application, and then wait for the people behind this initiative to carry out a background check and make sure that their income is indeed one that does not allow them to properly look after their companions.
Once this is dealt with, struggling animal owners will start to receive food from Pet Food Direct on a monthly basis.
“In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon their beloved pet to the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League or other animal shelters due to the inability to pay for their basic food supply and care,” reads the official website for this project.
Furthermore, “The Pet Food Stamps program, due to the generosity of contributors and patrons, are able to eliminate that heart-wrenching decision by making sure these pet owners are given free monthly home delivery of all necessary food supplies to maintain the health and vitality of their pets.”
The program was launched only two weeks ago, yet 45,000 pet owners have already signed up to receive help feeding their pets.