Woodbury, NY - August 6, 2013 - Pet Peeves, Inc. one of Long Island's premier animal advocacy organizations has announced that it will collect donations of pet food as part of their Dog Days of Summer fundraising event on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
All of the donations received at the event will be presented to Long Island Cares, Inc. to support their newly renamed Baxter's Pet Pantry, which provides pet food and supplies to families in need of assistance in an effort keep family pets at home especially in times of need.
Since 2009, Long Island Cares' pet pantry has distributed nearly 400,000 pounds of pet food and supplies through it's network of 580 community-based member agencies, and through it's own First Stop Pantry locations in Hauppauge, Freeport and Lindenhurst. All of the food, toys and supplies have been donated by major pet food manufacturers and distributors including all PETCO stores on Long Island.
"Baxter's Pet Pantry provides free pet food to families and veterans in need, and initial food support for people that adopt dogs or cats from local no-kill animal shelters," said Paule Pachter, Executive Director of Long Island Cares, Inc.
"Our focus is to provide the food and supplies to families who visit local pantries because of a need. If the family is hungry then too, most likely is their pet. Pets are part of the family and our goal is to support families and keep them together." There's no reason that people should place their pets in shelters if they can't afford to purchase pet food."
For more information about Pet Peeves visit www.petpeeves.org
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.