WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 11, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County meets the needs of families and animals in the community through operation of a pet food bank program, lower cost spay, neuter and vaccination programs, and by supporting animal rescue through its adoption program.
“Times have not been good so far in 2020 for many pet owners and humane organizations,” said Dr. Bryan Langlois, Medical Director and Co-founder of the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. “The need for such simple things as pet food can be hard to come by when financial strife hits. We want to express a sincere thank you to American Humane and their Feed the Hungry grant program. Through their generous donation to us, we were able to keep our pantry shelves stocked, as well as have enough food to provide three months of it to those clients that we have on our monthly food handout program. These people have pets they would otherwise not be able to keep for the simple fact of not being able to afford food for them. The grant money received from American Humane helps keep our own shelter animals happy, with full bellies as well. From all of us here at the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County and the thousands of animals we help every year, thank you.”
The Pet Food Pantry of Lancaster County serves the community though three major programs. It provides emergency and longer-term pet food assistance to those in need, ensuring pets can stay in their homes with their family. It helps to keep pets healthy and reduce pet overpopulation concerns through low cost spay/neuter services, feral cat TNR programs and lifesaving procedures for those who can’t afford regular veterinary costs. Additionally, the shelter provides a home to cats and dogs that are looking for a second chance in life. So far in 2020, the Pet Food Pantry of Lancaster County has given out 21,105 pounds of dry food, provided $26,524 of discounted veterinary services, carried out 243 trap/neuter/return surgeries, and found 130 forever homes. The Feed the Hungry fund will allow the organization to continue to deliver on their lifesaving work for animals.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit https://www.americanhumane.org/