I wanted to ask a favor for a friend and the pet help charity that she runs. It’s a tiny non-profit run by six volunteers that helps people in trouble keep their pets when faced with foreclosure, financial difficulties, or catastrophic illness by providing food, supplies, veterinary care, and pet fostering. They also help with disaster relief (the recent Colorado fires) and help the elderly adopt pets. They’ve undergone some tough times lately and are holding their biggest fundraiser this weekend. Every penny goes to providing food and services, with the volunteers providing the other operating costs. I’d be ever so grateful if you could put up a post to let the Balloon Juice community know about them and perhaps lend a hand. Susan Branham, one of the board, has been my best friend for nearly 20 years and she’s a good egg — she about killed herself doing GOTV for Obama in Colorado this past fall in addition to helping keep the Pet Food Pantry afloat, and I’d love to give her a little extra help. They have a website that takes PayPal and has more info on their good works. I’ve also attached some pictures. Here’s the info she sent me:
The Pet Food Pantry for Teller County (Colorado) was started in 2009 to help struggling people in our tiny county of 23,000 with an 8% poverty rate. The assistance we provide keeps many dogs and cats out of shelters allowing them to stay in their homes with the people they love.
In 2012 we helped over 420 local families by providing such needs as: blankets, pet coats, beds, kennels, toys, bowls, treats, canned food, and most importantly 26,000 pounds of dry dog and cat food.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we operate entirely on donations and the volunteer efforts of our 6-member, working Board of Directors. Each week we set up a three-hour, outdoor distribution site to serve our clients who quickly become our friends. Not a week goes by without tremendous gratitude and little miracles. We’re animal people, and though Colorado throws all sorts of weather at us we are never deterred from our mission of caring for our neighbors and their beloved pets.
This Saturday, February 2nd, the Pet Food Pantry will hold our 4th Annual Beach Party, our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you would like to donate, please visit our website at www.petfoodpantrytc.com or visit and like us on Facebook. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
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