Menomonie WI April 18, 2017—
Seeing a need in the community, Dunn County Humane Society has created the “Little Pet Food Pantry” to help community members that need assistance to feed their furry companions. The Pantry is located on premises near the animal shelter at 302 Brickyard Road. It was designed and constructed by the UW-Stout Student Construction Association and funded by a generous grant from the Barnard Family Charitable Fund and Gretta Van Bree of St. Jospeh, Michigan. DCHS will stock the pantry with extra donated food and items when available and community members may also contribute to the supply.
Many neighborhoods in larger communities have established “Little Food Pantries” to help needy families in their area and the idea for the Little Pet Food Pantry stems from these. The fact that DCHS fields regular calls requesting help with food for family pets demonstrates the need for such a pantry in our area. The hope is that this will help families and their pets stay together during short-term rough patches when they may otherwise have needed to re-home their animals.
The structure is modest in size and is not intended for large bags of food or bulky items, and there may be times when food is unavailable.
For more information on the Little Pet Food Pantry please contact Executive Director, Josh Dalton at DCHS (715-232-9790).
Josh Dalton, Director
Dunn County Humane Society