Year-old food pantry for pets helps ease burdens of companionship

    Things are looking up for Snowball and Lucky.

    The Associated Press published a story today about a food pantry in New Jersey dedicated to feeding pets, not people.

    Liz and Jonathan Iszard have been operating The Pet Food Pantry out of their Ewing, N.J., home for a year, providing pet food to animal shelters, senior citizens and people with low incomes. In that time, they have supplied nearly a ton of food for dogs, cats, parrots—even a duck. 

    The couple say animal companionship is important during tough economic times. Their pantry is meant as a way to help struggling individuals and families hold on to their pets rather than abandoning them.

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