Food stamps for pets
Program provides pet owners with handout
- Duration 3:47
- Date Feb 26, 2013
Program provides pet owners with handout
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Food -- recipients have gone up by about.
Gone up about thirteen point two million since 2009 and now in addition to food stamps for human.
Man's best friend is jumping on the bandwagon and -- nonprofit called pet food stamps is not a government program but is designed to provide.
Food stamp like assistance for -- -- low income families so is this contributing to our so called entitlement nation let's talk to mark.
-- -- He -- come on rather that is that to say you're a founder of pet food stamps dot org warranted -- -- -- when I saw online I think -- Food stamps for pats.
You gotta be kidding me the government's just getting bigger and bigger know this is not a government program we have not -- government funding.
-- do we plan on accepting it shouldn't be offered it is all private donations.
From individuals and corporations and -- sure I see you're doing at the right way.
You see a need out there and you're doing it yourself but I mean through the goodness of people -- watching right now who donate money to your organization.
So then you can do what with the money.
-- the money is being used to purchase pet food.
Supply people who are on food stamps a public assistance of the animals don't have to be surrendered.
-- -- -- -- And emotion have to suffer because people having difficulties right.
Exactly and you know there are some people who might go well you know if the family can't afford food for their kids how could they possibly afford food for the dogs and and the cats.
Just get rid of wolf mother or father loses a job today have to surrender their kids right.
Right it's the same thing look at it and our dogs and our cats are part of the family correct dogs give us love cats give us love devotion.
And if there are difficulties in the house and these pets need to be surrendered to kids well -- to be emotionally traumatized.
Losing their best -- simply because they can feed the pet.
And this is not government funds private funded we have millions of animal lovers who will support the program.
One to see these cats and dogs and other animals.
Not be killed because they simply can't afford to feed them Smart since this story came out your phones been ringing off -- -- hasn't us like precious that we had over 20000 applications yesterday alone.
With the site being down most of the day and it's been like this done stuff for two weeks OK so.
Do you worry though that there might be some unscrupulous people out there -- own way to Memphis where king get some free pet food for my dog I might not necessarily mean food stamps myself but I can.
-- of the system -- there is always that's out there is always a little room for a slight -- with any program like this.
But we're not willing to neglect people who need help because of the red -- -- The bottom line is you have to verify get -- proved to be in the program -- the show documentation.
And you know if somebody -- to -- documents to get a -- dog food let them suffer the consequences.
Sure and it's not like they apply to you and then -- you wind up sending them money you you work through a third party that sends.
The -- getting out into the the applicants.
Do not get any money they get deliveries of dog and cat food and -- -- circumstances.
You know Guinea pigs and and rabbit but bigger than they don't get any money they get the food you know what I think there'll probably a lot of people watching right now who may not need to help -- might be interested in donating money your organization how to get ahold of him simply visit pet food stamps -- -- if you're able to get on if not.
We apologize and -- -- to -- -- were you doing different ways -- said -- with private money good luck on Iran Paul supporter all right very good.
All right we don't need a bigger government we just means people who can help out where appropriate and you saw a need you're doing -- during his hand -- mark thank you -- top pet food stamps and Donald.