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Jacksonville Pet Food Bank

Goal: Help low income and under served communities keep their pets in homes by providing pet food.

Total Project Value: $2,500

Project End Date: 1/15/2019   (29 days remaining)

Status: Amount Given: $1,000 | Goal Amount: $2,500

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What an easy way to help senior citizens in our area, even with a small donation.

Nick, Jacksonville

Project Description

The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to end the killing of dogs and cats across Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia and beyond. From our two anchor locations in Jacksonville, the Norwood Avenue Clinic recognized as one of the largest spay/neuter clinics in the nation and our Cassat Avenue Regional Veterinary Hospital the largest safety net veterinary hospital between Orlando and Atlanta we see 80,000 clients a year. These facilities provide low-cost high quality care at greatly reduced prices to anyone who requests services with a focus on serving low income consumers and communities. It is our high volume model that allows us to offer care to so many. In fact, when those reduced fees are not affordable to those in need, we offer free lifesaving treatment for pets from our donor supported charity funds.

A key part of our program to keep animals in homes and out of shelters is our Pet Food Bank program. Since March 2010, this vital program has distributed more than 1.6 million pounds of pet food to low-income pet owners at no cost. The food bank is run by volunteers, with the support of a single staff coordinator, and relies solely on community and corporate donations. Food and other pet supplies are distributed every 6 weeks to qualified families in need. Without this program, many Pet Food Bank beneficiaries say they would not be able to afford to keep their beloved pets or would have to make the difficult choice between feeding themselves or their pets.

For the third consecutive year we are proud to partner with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Give and Go project to make our December Food Bank possible for so many of our neighbors in need.

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