The Ottawa Paw Pantry is gearing up to launch its Holiday Pet Food Drive: A Bowlful of Heart. This month long event in December will help us replenish supplies of pet food. Sustained entirely by donations, the Ottawa Paw Pantry provides a lifeline for almost 100 pets in times of need.
When finances are stretched, especially around the holidays, families can be forced to choose between feeding themselves or their pets. In this situation even greatly loved pets are often surrendered to shelters. Although it is wonderful to provide donations to pet shelters and rescues, we want to help families before they have to make the choice to give up their pets.