Providing Pet Food In Financial Crisis
Lisa and Jonathan Iszard founded the Pet Food Pantry in December of 2010.
The Mercer County based charity was started after the couple noticed a growing trend of pet abandonment.
"And we figured instead of just giving a portion of the proceeds to the shelters, that maybe we should come up with some of our own," says Lisa.
The couple owns a natural pet food treat company, and they had donated portions of proceeds to shelters and organizations before starting the charity last year.
The mission of the charity is to supply free pet food to those in financial crisis.
"People can't afford to feed themselves, let alone their pets," says Lisa Iszard.
The Pet Food Pantry has already grown in exposure in a very short time.
"We've now already done what we did in all of last year in just a few short days of 2012," explains Lisa.
The charity takes monetary and food donations with two drop-off locations.
Learn more by visiting www.thepetfoodpantry.org.
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