Help People Keep their Pets! Food Drive

Three short years ago, we started Communities Promoting Animal Welfare primarily to help reduce shelter intake and suffering through trap, neuter, vaccinate and return (TNVR) for outdoor cats. We also had a surrender prevention food initiative by making sure there was pet food to distribute at the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry.

Little did we know that in April of 2020 getting pet food to people to help them keep their pets would be the community’s most urgent need. While low cost spay/neuter services have stopped during the lockdown, we immediately increased the call for food donations and looked for more places to meet people where they are in the community. We want to avoid pet abandonment if we possibly can!

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Thanks to generous in-kind and monetary donations, we are donating both cat and dog food to the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry, Toni’s Kitchen, and the Nutley Family Food Service Bureau pantry. Our goal is to meet people where they are and begin a very important collaboration with all food pantries to distribute pet food, if they have access to it.

If you want to help us keep families together with their pets, you can:

• Email us at cpawnj@gmail.com to drop off in-kind donations

• Donate to purchase pet food at www.cpawnj.org

• Volunteer to drop off pet food at pantries or deliver to individual locations

We are also trying to make available food to colony caregivers we have helped in the past and also to those feeding cats who are awaiting TNVR. Reality is that often compassionate caregivers who care for outdoor cats can’t afford food in the best of times. We are so hoping to get back to TNVR as soon as clinics safely offer those veterinary services. We live in a very generous community and we appreciate the wonderful response we’ve had so far. If you know of someone in need of pet food in our area, please contact us at cpawnj@gmail.com and we will try to help.

 

About CPAW NJ

CPAW NJ provides communities with solutions to reduce cat overpopulation and suffering. We envision a world in which cats receive adequate care in their familiar places and the human-animal bond is preserved. Our efforts at trap, neuter, vaccinate and return (TNVR) and educating the community about how to care for outdoor cats reduces shelter intake and saves lives. We are an all volunteer nonprofit organized under IRC Section 501c3. We execute our mission through collaboration with community partners and raising awareness through education and training. As of March 2020, we had spayed/neutered 1315 cats. If you are feeding a stray and need help, fill out our form at www.cpawnj.org or email us at cpawnj@gmail.com. Follow uson FB or Instagram!