Colorado Pet Pantry Helps Pet Owners Feed their Furry Friends

2/16/2021

The Colorado Pet Pantry now has distribution points in Southwest Colorado and pet owners who are having trouble keeping food bowls filled can pick up free pet food to help.

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When humans suffer from food insecurity,

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more than likely, their pets do too.

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Now, a Colorado nonprofit

has come to the rescue

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with a free pet food distribution program

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in La Plata and Montezuma counties.

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If you're struggling to

put food on the table

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for you and your family,

you're probably struggling

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to feed your furry friend, as well.

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That's how many pets wind up in shelters.

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The Colorado Pet Pantry, a nonprofit

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founded eight years ago

by executive director,

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Eileen Lambert, wants to

keep pets with their families

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by giving away free pet food

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at distribution centers around the state.

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The pet pantry recently

established distribution centers

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in Durango, Cortez, Towaoc,

Mancos, Dolores and Dove Creek.

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We're trying to keep

animals out of shelters

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and she discovered by giving animals,

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helping families support their animals,

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it would keep the animals out of shelters.

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In 2020, the Pet Pantry distributed

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more than 5.1 million meals

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to more than 85,000 dogs and cats.

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It also supplies pet foods and accessories

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to more than 90 animal

rescue organizations,

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veterans groups, domestic

violence organizations

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and provides low or no

cost veterinary services

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through the Animal Welfare Share Program.

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In Durango, pet pantry volunteers

distribute free pet food

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from 9:00 to 11:00 AM the first Tuesday

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of every month from a food

truck at Manna Soup kitchen.

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You can make donations

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to the Durango Pet Food

Distribution program

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at the Pit House and Fat

Cats and Healthy Hounds.

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The pantry offers canned food,

dry food, grain-free food,

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pet toys, and pet supplies,

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In Cortez, For Pet's Sake Humane Society

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distributes free food from 10 to 10:30 AM

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every Friday at the Duck Pond.

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You can make donations

for Montezuma County Pets

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at The Good Life pet store in Cortez.

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Distributions also are

made at Towaoc, Dove Creek,

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Delores and Mancos,

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Contact Kylie Caraher

at kileycppatgmail.com

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for distribution times and dates.

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