Charities team up to help pet owners struggling to feed their furry friends

Jun 19, 2023 | Latest News

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland and Give a Dog a Bone have united to provide pet food to animal lovers caught up in the cost of living crisis.

The new partnership aims to put food into the bowls of pets in need and lessen the financial strain on owners.

Food redistribution charity FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland will pass on products donated by companies including Pets at Home, Purina Petcare, Lily’s Kitchen and Mars Petcare.

Give a Dog a Bone will use the donations to help owners struggling to feed their cats and dogs by stocking the shelves of their network of pet food banks.

The charities will also work together to redistribute surplus pet food to other smaller animal charities.

 

Two people standing in front of a Give a Dog a Bone branded van and a white delivery truck. The people are holding a large delivery tray containing pet food between them.

 

Jim Burns, FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland Director of Operations, said

“We’re proud to be working with Give a Dog a Bone to help pet owners most affected by the cost of living crisis.

With more people struggling to make ends meet, the rising cost of pet food is an additional financial burden on pet owners.

We hope our supply of pet food will help animals and owners during this really challenging time.”

 

Louise Russell, Give a Dog a Bone Chief Executive, said

“Sadly, we know the cost of living crisis is a real worry for pet owners, especially those who were already on a tight budget.

We’re delighted to be working with FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland so that owners don’t need to worry about where their pet’s next meal is coming from.

No one should have to consider giving up their pet because they can’t afford to keep up with the rising cost of food.

We want struggling pet owners to know that our pet food banks in Glasgow, Troon and Alloa are here to help and open to all.

We also look forward to supporting local animal rescues – who are also struggling in this difficult climate. If you are an animal rescue based in Glasgow and the West, please contact Give a Dog a Bone to discuss how this new partnership can support you.”

 

Two people, both wearing hi-viz vests, standing in a warehouse. They have boxes of pet food in front of them and one of them has placed her hand on one of those boxes.

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