In conjunction with the North Texas Food Bank, The Velvet Snout Canine Adventure Center, LLC in Richardson, TX. Kicks off its “Hungry Snout” Pet Food Donation Program on May 1st, 2009. The program is designed to help provide pet food donations to families that are suffering through tough economic times, and to stop more family pets from ending up in our local shelters.
Velvet Snout General Manager Diana Hall says “I think it’s important for us to remember that when we suffer hard economic times, our pets do too, and when people have to choose between feeding their families or their pets, often, many family pets end up at our already over-crowded shelters.” “The Hungry Snout Program just seemed like a logical alternative.” “In our business we hear far too many tragic stories where Mom or Dad have gotten laid off, and sadly are no longer able to afford to feed and care for their pets.” “ As a small business, we felt that we had to do something to help out where we could, so we decided a pet food donation program might offer a viable alternative for those pet owners who just need a little help.“
Starting May 1st, 2009, anyone who stops by The Velvet Snout and donates a new bag of pet food (unexpired and unopened) will be given a certificate for a free day of dog daycare as our way of saying thank you. The North Texas Food Bank has agreed to help get those donations to the people that need it. Velvet Snout Owner Laura Couch says “The Velvet Snout is going to run this program as long as there is a need for it.” “We really hope someday soon that there’s no longer a need, but for now, sadly, that’s just not the case.”
For additional information on how you can donate to the Hungry Snout Program please contact The Velvet Snout Canine Adventure Center at 972-907-3647, or visit our Website at http://www.thevelvetsnout.com.