Simply amazing. Those are really the only words to describe the community support to help feed hungry pets in our area. When Talbot Humane began our Pet Pantry in 2008, we really had no idea it would take off in such a fabulous way. Our goal was simple, to help owners who are faced with the prospect of surrendering their pets because they can no longer afford to purchase food. Many needy families in our community are loving pet owners, but, may be having a difficult time providing food for both their families and their pets during these trying financial times.
When we started we had a few pantry users. Within one year we were serving close to 100 friends in the community, and these numbers continue to grow. Today dispensing more than 2 tons of food annually, this program is truly life saving. The beauty of this program is that every bag and can of food has been donated by our generous community. We have even had friends who used the pantry, donate back once they have gotten on their feet. Others have chosen to volunteer with Talbot Humane so they can give back too.
Over the past 5 years, we have seen pet pantries open in shelters in our surrounding counties. We now even have a group who’s sole goal is to collect food for the shelter pantries- Pet Pantries of Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties. Our work isn’t done yet. There are still days where we are down to only a few bags of food on our shelves. We are always accepting dry dog and cat food for the Talbot Humane Pet Pantry. Great thanks is owed to everyone who has donated to this project.
Thank you friends for all you do. This is just one more example, if we each do a little, together we truly make a major difference for the animals.
For the animals,