Well, it’s been over a month now, and the response to our pet food drive for The Volunteer Way has been phenomenal. Due to the generosity of our wonderful clientele, we’ve collected over 700 pounds of pet food for the poor and elderly pet owners of Pasco County!
The Volunteer Way is a 503c charitable organization that supports over 100 homebound, low income seniors here in Pasco County. Their work includes basic needs such as food, personal items, pet foods and basic transportation services. Best of all, unlike other, larger charities, their administrative expenses are less than 1%. Thanks to their great work, your donations actually do make a huge difference in the lives of Pasco’s elderly.
At Acupet Veterinary Care, we are more than happy to help all we can in encouraging our clients (or anyone else with extra pet food) to donate their unused or unwanted pet food for this worthy cause. Donations can be dropped off at our office during normal office hours.
Here’s a great Thank You letter we received from the dedicated people at The Volunteer Way:
Dear Dr. Remillard and staff,
On behalf of The Volunteer Way and Kids Against Hunger, I would like to thank you and all of the customers at Acupet for the generous donation of 260 pounds of pet food that was collected from our food box during May, 2015. Your gift helps many homeless and low income seniors and families in our community. Many of them have jobs, but not enough money to buy their beloved pets food. They can barely pay their rent and utilities.
Thank you for believing that no pet should ever have to go hungry. Without you, we would not be able to achieve our mission of helping those caught in the struggle of poverty.
As of this writing we’ve now collected over 700 lbs of pet food in the two brief months we’ve been asking for donations. So we thank YOU, our terrific clients, and your tremendous generosity for helping those who need it the most.