The Hawaiian Humane Society received a donation of four pallets of dry adult dog, puppy and cat food Tuesday through an anonymous donation via Aloha Harvest.
Those interested in receiving a bag of food for their pet should stop by the Hawaiian Humane Society at 2700 Waialae Avenue between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 and Thursday, Jan. 14.
Food will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.
“First priority is to help those on any form of government assistance including unemployment and the homeless,” says Marielle Terbio, volunteer outreach coordinator.
During hard economic times putting food in the bowls of their pets can be a struggle for some pet owners.
“We want to help pets and their families stay strong and to not make that tough decision to either feed themselves or feed their pets,” Terbio said.
Aloha Harvest, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding Hawaii’s hungry, doesn’t always have pet food available but embraced the opportunity to support the Pet Food Bank.
“Because of our concern and care about animals, we immediately thought of the Hawaiian Humane Society,” said Kuulei Williams, Aloha Harvest executive director. “Animals are a part of the family and helping the Hawaiian Humane Society provide assistance to families with pets is one way to be sure Hawaii's animal community is fed.”
Since its inception in 2010 the Pet Food Bank has distributed food to more than one thousand pets and their people.
If you are unable to attend Wednesday or Thursday’s outreach event call the Hawaiian Humane Society at 356-2222 to inquire if pet food is still available.
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