In San Francisco, working with PAWS Pets Are Wonderful Support, I have seen first hand how much a pet pantry can help low income and disabled pet owners. For some folks, it can be the difference between keeping their pet, or surrendering them. If you live in or near El Paso, consider donating to Ben's Pet Pantry. They need your help.
Ben's Pet Pantry is named after an adorable dog named Ben. He was wandering the streets of El Paso when Josie Gonzalez spotted him, took him in and gave him a loving home complete with two brothers, Casper and Cody. "Animals are like family," Gonzalez said. "They give you companionship. You talk to them about your problems. They may not give you advice, but they're always there."
Josie's love of animals led her to take action after finding out about a situation going on in our community. "I had been reading articles on animals being turned into rescue groups and shelters due to the fact that their owners could not provide for them," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez found out there was no pet pantry of any kind in El Paso so she founded Ben's Pet Pantry, which she runs out of her home.
Since August, Ben's Pet Pantry has helped 10 families with more than 100 lbs. of dog and cat food, as well as cat litter. "We also accept pet bowls, pet supplies, bedding, collars, leashes," she said. "Give me a call. If you want any more information, visit our website.
And we're always looking for donations." For more information about Ben's Pet Pantry you can go to their website http://benspetpantry.weebly.com/