Research & Results
Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages. In the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes of bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. The result: heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels immediately drop. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke” (Byrne, 2015)
Our clients of the pet food bank are low income elderly people who would go without food for themselves to make sure their pet has food to eat. It is their commitment to love that inspires us to help them. We are honoring their dedication by providing pet food and supplies to them so they don't have to make that choice.
We have been able to help thousands of people keep their pets during the difficult times. We are known as the 'rescue before the rescue' and have many success stories of people who overcame homelessness and isolation because of their pet. Since we started in 2011, we have distributed over 72 tons of pet food and supplies.
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