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Homeless Veterans, Pets Receive Pet Food Donation

Pet Age Staff//February 1, 2017//

Homeless Veterans, Pets Receive Pet Food Donation

Pet Age Staff //February 1, 2017//

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TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories and its parent company, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, with the help of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660, Animal Supply Company and the Border Pawtrol Disc Dog Team, have collected much needed supplies and food for local homeless veterans and their pets. The collection was conducted as part of the company’s successful Pet Nutrition Week food sale event.

Over 2,000 pounds of dog and cat food was collected, along with blankets, treats, toys and personal hygiene items to assist local homeless veterans and their pets in Georgia’s Savannah and Chatham County.

TailsSpin’s Annual Pet Nutrition Week consisted of food nutritional workshops by Precise Pet Foods‘ Donovan Meyer and Orijen’s Savanna Ullman at its three greater Savannah area locations and a special presentation for Islands High School’s Veterinary Science Program students.  Patrons’ pets were also able to participate in nourishing Bone Broth tasting at the pet food sale event.

“We are so humbled and proud to be a part of helping our homeless veterans and their pets, especially during these cold winter months,” said Lisa SeHomeless Vet 2nafe of Bentley’s Pet Stuff.  “We hope this little bit can help veterans and their pets stay healthy, warm and more importantly stay together.”

TailsSpin, with the help of Chief Master Sergeant Jim Fox of the 165th Airlift Wing, is honored to partner with the VFW Post 660 to collect supplies for, and raise awareness of, U.S. veterans who are pet owners and homeless in Savannah and Chatham County.

“We recognize that sometimes these homeless veterans have no choice but to live under freeways or trees to be with their pets,” said Jeff Manley, co-owner of TailsSpin Pet Food and Accessories. “Too often they find that they are not allowed to bring their pets inside the shelters.”

For more information about VFW 660 and their programs, please call (912) 235-3001.