4 Paws provides support to families in the way of pet food to allow them to keep their family pet. Working with animal shelters, veterinarians and other community resources, 4 Paws identifies those in need, and assists them in determining if they are eligible for pet food donations. Families providing foster care of pets will also be eligible to receive donations through vouchers distributed by area animal shelters.
People struggle each day to provide the basic necessities for themselves and their family. More often than not, food is the first thing to cut back to help a family survive. If that family has a pet - which most consider a part of the family - they may also feel the effects. In some cases, the family pet is taken to an animal shelter so that it can be taken car of and fed. However, this has a devastating effect on both the families and pet.