Safeway Supermarkets and The Baltimore Humane Society, through the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank, will be distributing dog and cat food donated by Safeway to help employees without paychecks who are struggling to make ends meet during the partial government shutdown.
For more than five years, the no-kill shelter has been assisting pet owners who have fallen upon hard times. The shelter began the pet food bank service when people coming to the adoption center began asking for spare food to feed their pets. Part of the the society’s mission is to end the homelessness of pets in the community. By providing food, the pet food bank helps pet owners get through difficult times without having to give up their pets.
Safeway donated $10,000 worth of it’s own brand dog and cat food, providing the shelter with a large supply to meet the needs of affected federal employees.
Pet owners needing help are asked to come to the Baltimore Humane Society during regular operating hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday. The staff will portion out a month’s supply of food per person until supplies run out. Federal employee I.D. will be required to receive aid.
The Baltimore Humane Society is a private, non-profit animal shelter that does not receive any operational funding from the government or national humane societies. Without the generosity of businesses like Safeway and the community-at-large, the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank could not exist, and the doors of the shelter would not be able to remain open.
For questions about Baltimore Humane Society’s aid for federal workers, call 410-833-8848, Extension 212.