The Colorado Pet Pantry will temporarily feed Colorado pets, allowing families to increase their ability to care for pets with the goal of keeping them out of shelters and with their families.
The Colorado Pet Pantry aims to offer a temporary solution to families on the brink of surrendering their pets to shelters due to inability to feed their animals – both reducing the number of animals in the shelter system and enabling families to keep pets as part of their household.
The Colorado Pet Pantry is partnering with local Food Banks to leverage clients that are already vetted (reducing administrative work) and participating in human food bank services. The size of the distribution will be dependent on food and financial donations, but the goal is to meet 100% of each food bank's clients' needs within one year. In addition, because the Colorado Pet Pantry will supplement human food banks with pet food, the human food banks will have more confidence that their food and donor dollars are affecting humans and not being passed to the families' pets in times of hardship.