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Food Stamps for Pets? You Bet!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
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A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps wants to ensure that furry members of low-income families receive the pet food they need. The new program is open to anyone in the United States, and already more than 45,000 pets are registered, Marc Okon, the program’s founder and executive director, told ABC News.

Approved applicants to the program receive pet food from the retailer Pet Food Direct for six months, Okon says.

The program does not receive federal funding. “Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it,” Okon told ABC News.

Approximately 46.6 million people used the federal food stamp program in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Do you think food stamps for pets are a good idea?

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cmeadows

i think food stamps for animals is a great idea every little bit helps ;)

sharon

i applied in feb and set up an online account and havent heard from them i'm afraid of what they did with my personnal info,i trusted them and i need help

Peter SEAN Mulshine

Applied back in May 2013 ,,,absolutely no response whatsoever. left calls & email,s Nothing!! nada.

Peter SEAN Mulshine

Applied back in May 2013 ,,,absolutely no response whatsoever. left calls & email,s Nothing!! nada.

Shania Aguirre

This is awesome for those who need it!!!!

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