TUCSON (KVOA) – News 4 Tucson has covered the increase of demand at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, but have you thought about the increase in need of food for our pets as well?
Ever since the pandemic started, these two local resources that focus on caring for your animal have seen an increase in the public needing help when it comes to feeding their pets.
The Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank said that they used to receive 10-15 requests per month from an individual needing help when it comes to feeding their pet. Now, they’re saying they receive 10-15 requests per day.
And, Pima Animal Care Center is saying the same exact thing.
These organizations need a variety of animal food… dog, cat, reptile, horse, and gift certificates to pet stores. And, Pima Animal Care Center says especially wet cat food is needed.
“Sometimes it’s hard to ask for something as simple as animal food. But, we’re here for you. We’re here to be able to provide you assistance,” said Margaux Deconcini of the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank.
“The demand is so high… It’s out there. And, people need help. We’re trying to make sure that the end goal is to make sure to keep pets with the people who love them,” said Nikki Reck, PIO for Pima Animal Care Center.
If you can donate to either of these places feel free to drop off the food at either location.
- Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank: 6252 E. Speedway Blvd.
- Pima Animal Care Center: 4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
If you’re one of those that is in a position to donate animal food, keep in mind that there are some furry friends at Pima Animal Care Center who need homes as well. Visit pima.gov/adopt or call 520-724-5900 to adopt.
The Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank is also hosting a Grand Opening Event on March 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.