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How much do you love your companion pet? Have you ever wondered if you lost your job and and/or had a medical crisis and you had to choose between feeding yourself and feeding your companion pets what you would do? The results may surprise you that more than 50% of Americans would feed their animals before feeding themselves. And/or a worst case, families feel that since their pets are such great animals they make the difficult choice to surrender but come to realize that 1.3 million companion pets that enter the shelters and rescues are euthanized because finding the perfect forever home is just not possible.
This is where I tell people the rubber meets the road in our world. Animal House Project can help by educating and providing the necessary pet food and pet care services to those families that need our services. There is an answer to this widespread epidemic and that is a Pet Food Pantry. The ASPCA and HSUS have done studies dhowing the medical benefits of owning a companion pet: reduction in obesity; less mental health issues; decrease in heart attacks and strokes. Let's join together as a Team to help Keep Companion Pets at Home!!
Our 501(c)3 Organization is growing and we need help behind the scenes to keep the Pantry and our overall organization moving forward. The position(s) includes getting the Word out which is critical for Animal House Project in direct mail campaigns as well as annual fundraising events.