Black Dog Animal Rescue is continuing with the Empty Dish Pet Pantry

Published: Apr. 5, 2020 at 2:31 PM CDT
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Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) announces COVID-19 pandemic resource page for Laramie County pet owners: Listed on this resource page is information about the Empty Dish Pet Pantry; BDAR’s supplemental pet food program for Laramie County residents experiencing financial hardship.

Demand for pet food from the Empty Dish Pet Pantry has increased as Laramie County residents have experienced job loss or reduced pay due to COVID-19. This program is still operational and distribution takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The next distribution is Sunday, April 19th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Additionally, Black Dog Animal Rescue reminds pet owners to prepare for all emergency situations including a medical emergency. It is important to have a plan in place in the event that a pet owner falls ill and can no longer physically care for their pet. Tips to prepare for an

emergency are listed on the BDAR website.

“We created this resource page to provide a central source of information for people about the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on their pets. If someone is experiencing hardship and cannot feed their dog or cat, we want them to know that we’re here to help. Keeping pets home with their family is a priority” said Kaitlin Whitman, the Communications Manager for Black Dog Animal Rescue.

BDAR is accepting donations of dog and cat food but stresses that dry dog food is the greatest need. Donations can be dropped off at BDAR (2407 E. 9th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001) after calling to schedule a time, or delivered to Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic (3619 Evans Avenue,

Cheyenne, WY 82001) Monday through Friday before 3:00 PM.

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