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November 7, 2017 > Pet food donations accepted to assist homeless pet owners

Pet food donations accepted to assist homeless pet owners

Submitted By Genevieve Frederick

Pet of the Homeless, a national nonprofit agency dedicated to providing food and emergency veterinary care to animals who need it has partnered with Ace Animal Hospital in Fremont to accept food donations.

Donations of pet food and supplies that are delivered to 3750 Mowry Avenue will be taken to a local food bank, homeless shelter or homeless encampment. The program is an ongoing national effort to regularly supply donated pet food to local people who cannot afford to properly provide for their pets.

ItÕs estimated that over the course of a year, millions of people become homeless for various reasons. Fortunately, about 80 percent of people who experience homelessness are homeless for just a short period of time and just need help finding housing or a rent subsidy. But unfortunately, for people who have pets, finding housing is sometimes more difficult sometimes forcing them to choose between their pet or having a roof over their head.

More than 16,265 pets have been medically treated through the assistance of Pets of the Homeless, and 500 tons of pet food collected and distributed. There are more than 456 donation sites nationwide. Pets of the Homeless has provided more than $568,555 in veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

In Fremont, Ace Animal Hospital accepts pet food donations year-round. For more information, call: them at (510) 790-2525 or Pets of the Homeless at (775) 841-7463.

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