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Friends of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter create emergency pet food pantry for county residents

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 14:34:10-04

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — Friends of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (FCCAS) know times are hard for many people struggling financially, which is why the shelter has set up an emergency pet food pantry to make sure no cats or dogs go hungry.

“Not only are people in danger of falling ill, many are in danger of losing their jobs, either temporarily or long-term,” said FCCAS Board President Becky Bynum in a news release. “We want to let pet owners know that they can reach out to us if they’re having trouble.”

The pantry is open to any resident in Cuyahoga County living outside of the City of Cleveland.

Residents who want to use this service have to apply by calling or texting the food pantry hotline at 216-706-9363 to speak to a volunteer who will guide pet owners through the application process.

If residents live in the City of Cleveland and need assistance, pet owners are asked to contact the Cleveland Animal Protective League at 216-771-4616 or Neighborhood Pets at 216-505-5853.

Anyone interested in donating food and other supplies can make donations here.