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New Pet Food Bank begins operation in District 6 on Saturday

Friday January 21, 2011

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
COntact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Pet owners who are facing tough economic times will soon be getting some help when it comes to feeding their dogs or cats. A new Pet Food Bank will begin operation this Saturday with the free distribution of free dog and cat food.

“I want to applaud the efforts of No-Kill Louisville and other volunteers who have moved quickly to begin this operation,” says Councilman David James (D-6). “This shows what happens when a community comes together to help out.”

No-Kill Louisville will begin its Pet Food Bank this Saturday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at a warehouse located on the corner of Sixth Street and Zane in Old Louisville. Volunteers will be on hand to help pet owner enroll in the program and dispense food if needed.

“A food bank program like this can help assist pet owners in tough economic times,” says James. “This is also security for the community. If a pet owner could no longer keep an animal because of cost, it’s possible some of those pets could end up roaming neighborhoods. This program helps avoid that kind of problem.”

No-Kill Louisville was able to secure use of the warehouse for a nominal $1 a month rental fee.

Best Buffalo Pet Food has already made a substantial donation of cat food. The Kentucky Humane Society has donated the remaining supplies of dog food it had on hand before ending its pet food bank program.

“I hope the community and pet lovers everywhere will donate to help keep this program going and make is successful in Old Louisville,” said James.

For more information about the program, go on line to www.nokill-louisville.com . If the media would like a tour the new facility before Saturday; contact Jessica Reid and 502-379-5339.

Sponsor:
David James (D) 6