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Old 02-25-2013, 01:44 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned here or not, but check it out:

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:45 PM
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Hm. As with anything, this is a double edged sword.

People are going to abuse it, like most of the people who abuse government assistance. I can't say I agree with it much, though I can see their reasoning behind it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:49 PM
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I might be bothered if it was a government run program, but it sounds like it is run completely by a non-profit. In which case I say it sounds like a fine idea. I know our agility club donates pet food to the food shelf, because often people truly in need will sacrifice their own food to feed their pets.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:31 AM
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It sounds like a cool program. Locally we have a pet food bank. People can donate to it but most of their food comes from store donations. Most places donate their ripped and damaged cans and bags to them.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:27 PM
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I have mixed feelings about this.

Owning a pet is a privilege, not a right. And while I understand that families can fall on temporary hard times, I do worry about vet bills. Are these animals getting shots, heartworm preventative, etc? What happens when the animal is injured? A family on food stamps themselves and also getting "pet food" stamps cannot deal with this type of expense easily.

That said, if it were me in that situation, I would be fighting tooth and nail to keep my dogs, and a program like this would be a blessing.
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