CARSON CITY–Through the month of October, Michael Hohl Motor Company in Carson City will collect pet food donations to fill a pickup truck with pet food to support Pets of the Homeless. The dealership will donate all supplies to Friends in Service Helping (FISH), rural northern Nevada’s largest social services program.
Last year, Michael Hohl Motor Company collected more than 2,480 pounds of pet food for Pets of the Homeless, which is based in Carson City and is the only national nonprofit dedicated to feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people.
“We are so thankful to Michael Hohl for helping us collect pet food donations each year,” said Genevieve Frederick, founder of Pets of the Homeless. “Last year, we collected more than a ton of food. We are thankful to partner with FISH to ensure all the donations stay in Carson City, helping people here who need it most.”
To donate and help fill the pickup truck, you can bring new and sealed pet food donations of any size to Michael Hohl Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac, located at 3700 S. Carson St. in Carson City.
Frederick founded Pets of the Homeless in 2006 to give animals the food their owners cannot provide. Since garnering nonprofit status in 2008, the organization has collected nearly 650 tons of pet food.
It’s estimated that 3.5 million Americans are homeless. Between 5 and 10 percent of homeless people have pets. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 25 percent. Homelessness continues to be a reality for many people and can be especially dangerous in the colder months. The need for pet food will continue to be a pressing concern for those who find themselves homeless and the pets that rely on them.
For more information about Pets of the Homeless and to find your nearest donation site, visit petsofthehomeless.org.
About Pets of the Homeless
Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond, which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit petsofthehomeless.org.
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