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Food banks for pets. It’s not just people who need food banks in these trying times. Our furry friends always need feeding, partly as a daily necessity but also to keep them from ending up in rescue centres or being abandoned on the side of roads or, as we’ve read recently, in bins. It’s unthinkable isn’t it.
And at the moment particularly, many people are finding it hard to make ends meet, with the much-publicised Cost of Living Crisis driving up our daily bills. So how do we find the money to support and nurture our pets, let alone ourselves?
Thankfully, there are multiple places set up to help us provide for our pets without worrying about the financial cost of this, and these are the pet food banks around the UK.
Most of these banks, or collection points set up in local supermarkets, are always looking for a wide range of pet food and accessories for animals, as well as:
All of the following pet food banks are on the lookout for, and can provide, most if not all of the above.
As we’ve mentioned, looking around on social media or in your local area is a great place to start, as you’ll find hundreds of like-minded people concerned about pets and their owners and eager to help. Once you’ve made people aware of what you’re doing, you can start collecting items and donations while seeing if any pet owners in the area are in need of help and supplies.
Finally, you can always try speaking to your local councillors to see if they’ll offer information and support for you to start this kind of work in your area.
We have written a helpful guide of what to do if you simply can’t afford your pet here.
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im so happy theres a way to help pets, i often wondered if there was such a thing. hopefully theres one in every area, if i can i will swap an item each shop to give something for pets. pets love us unconditionally no matter what. its time we showed we love them more than ever. its hard when you cant afford your own food, but you feel so guilty when you cant afford your pets stuff. by that time there one of the family so you cant just get rid of them.
It’s so important that our pets don’t suffer during all this financial uncertainty.