WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP) – A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports from White Plains

Susan Katz plans to open Hudson Valley Food Pantry in April in Valhalla, in a space donated by American Legion Post 1038. The pet food would be free to anyone who could demonstrate a need.

It would be open to residents of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Eventually, Katz would like to open a separate pantry for each county.

Katz says those eligible for the free pet food would include people who lost their jobs, senior citizens on a fixed income or anyone who faces any other temporary or permanent financial hardship.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. gigi says:

    God Bless you! I am retired and love dogs. I currently have four dogs! Keeping food in stock is not easy but I manage. They are dogs that were either mistreated or abandoned but they are all very healthy, happy and well fed so my heart goes out to this woman. There certainly is a place in Heaven for her!

  2. Gregg says:

    What a great thing to do ! With such a bad economy for the middle class, having to give up a pet is just horrible. Pet’s keep you healthy !

  3. Lola says:

    There are many resouces out there for people, and they have a voice, where as pets rely on you as they have no voice, i think its a great idea!

  4. Pam says:

    This is wonderful!

  5. Fred says:

    Starving people will eat the pet food.

Leave a Reply