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Pet food pantry keeps animals out of shelters

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - A group is making a difference by keeping more animals out of shelters and also helping out some the families who take them in.

Kristen Kenyon, Kristen Below, Christy Hill and Samantha Crowe started the area's first Pet Food Pantry.

They distribute free food to pet owners facing financial challenges or illness. This helps families to focus on feeding themselves and their beloved pets. It eases the burden on the community as well. Pitt County Animal Control spends about $110 on each animal in their care.

"There are two major factors that are hurting Pitt County residents. One is the backlog and cutting of the food stamp program and the other is due to the harsh winter. The high cost of heating homes and electrical bills is leaving them with fewer resources and less money,” Kenyon said.

54 qualifying families were served at their last distribution. Those take place the second Sunday of every month at their Fire Tower Road location.

To learn how to donate visit: petfoodpantryenc.org
You may also email them at petfoodpantryenc@gmail.com

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