We need Cat Food!

July 21, 2011


Bristol, Ind. –The Humane Society of Elkhart County is in need of DRY Purina cat and kitten food. In the past two months, the Humane Society has admitted more than 300 cats and kittens per month leaving their food storage warehouse down to one skid of cat food.


Due to this dire need, the Humane Society may have to halt its Pet Food Assistance program for cats until the current demand can be met.
The Pet Food Assistance program is available to only Elkhart county residents that need help feeding their pets due to financial hardships. There is an
immediate application process that can be done in person at the Humane Society.  Just in the past six months, the Pet Food Assistance program has helped more than 200 residents that have faced financial hardships. The Humane Society uses the program as a way to keep families together.

“Cats are the animals we deal with the most at the Humane Society,” says Rachel Dennis, assistant director of the Humane Society of Elkhart County.  “With these large amounts of intakes, we are facing challenges and want to stretch every dollar we have.”

All types of brands of cat food is accepted, however, the shelter is asking for Purina Dry Cat or Kitten Food to help keep a brand consistency at the shelter for the cat’s well being.

Cats make wonderful pets. To view cats that need a home, please visit www.elkharthumanesociety.org or stop by the Humane Society. The Humane Society is also continuing their adoption promotion of cat adoption prices being half off through the month of August (special adoption price of $40, regular $80). In addition, cats that are over the age of 5 years-old are $20 due to a 75% discount. Adoption fees from the Humane Society include initial vaccines and deworming, feline leukemia testing, microchip, grooming along with 30 day free pet insurance. As always, the Humane Society’s Companion Program allows one pet adoption at regular price and the other free. Application forms are available on the website, too.

Residents are asked to drop off items to the Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN 46507 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Or to donate money, visit the Pay Pal button at www.elkharthumanesociety.org.


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