Want to make an impact on the lives of animals right here in your community? Tackle Pet Hunger is going on now, and it is Ohio Animal Foundation’s biggest campaign of the year.

In the past four years we have collected more than 12,000 pounds of dog and cat food to give to local organizations who rely on these donations to feed our furry neighbors in need. While it’s easy to calculate our totals each year and provide numerical value, the true value of your donation is best expressed from the two beneficiaries of the food drive: PetPromise Pet Food Pantry and Sedona Grace Foundation.


PetPromise

What is the mission of your organization?

PetPromise is dedicated to helping to create a world where there are no more homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption.

Who are the people/animals that benefit from your organization?

PetPromise helps many pets that other shelters and rescues would consider “unadoptable” due to age, medical condition, or breed.

Our City Kitty program provides spay/neuter surgeries to community cats that would otherwise be continuing to further the cycle of homeless kittens being born on the streets.

Our Pet Food Pantry assists families that are experiencing difficulty feeding their pets, with the ultimate goal of keeping the pets in their homes instead of being surrendered to a shelter or rehomed.

How does Tackle Pet Hunger help you accomplish your mission?

Tackle Pet Hunger provides much needed food for our Pet Food Pantry, supporting our mission of preventing pets being surrendered to a shelter.

What do you receive from this drive that has the biggest impact?

Cat food! The demand for adult cat food exceeds any other food type, and donations throughout the year barely keep up with the demand. The cat food we receive from the Tackle Pet Hunger food drive is greatly appreciated!

What should people interested in donating keep in mind when shopping for supplies?

Please remember the kitties when picking up donations of food! We always receive a disproportionate amount of dog food compared to need, and, even though it is also greatly appreciated, we are always in need of more adult cat food.

Submitted by Amy Bull with PetPromise.



Sedona Grace Foundation

What is the mission of your organization?

Keeping pets with their families. We started this foundation in honor of our beloved dog Sedona. We rescued her from the pound, and she was three years old! We always wondered why anyone would dump such a beautiful, loving animal. When she died, we asked ourselves the same question and came up with a “what if” scenario: what if her family couldn’t feed her? So, we decided to provide pet food to area food pantries so folks going through hard times or the elderly don’t have to give up their pets because they can’t feed them. If we can keep one pet out of the shelter, we have accomplished our mission.

Who are the people/animals that benefit from your organization?

People who go to the food pantries in Central Ohio. We do our best to donate to Healthy Worthington Resource Food Pantry, Dublin Food Pantry, LSS Pantries, Mid-Ohio Food Bank Pantry, Clintonville/Beechwold Community Resources, Neighborhood Services, Hilliard Community Resources, Inner City Ministry and Faithful Forgotten Best Friends.

How does Tackle Pet Hunger help you accomplish your mission?

We provide dry cat and dog food and milk bones for dogs’ teeth. Tackle Pet Hunger provides us with enough food to last us for several months.

What do you receive from this drive that has the biggest impact?

The dog and cat food!

What should people interested in donating keep in mind when shopping for supplies?

We accept dry or canned cat and dog food, as well as milk bone biscuits. Monetary donations are best because we can buy larger bulks of food at a time.

Submitted by Jill Cottone with Sedona Grace Foundation.

The campaign ends on Saturday, November 11, so be sure to drop of your dog and cat food to one of the local collection sites (more information here), or shop online at Amazon.com, the donations will be shipped straight to Ohio Animal Foundation. Large or small, all donations are appreciated and have a great impact on our effort to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.