Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue has expanded their Kendall’s Kupboard food pantry to become the Pet Food Disaster Distribution Center for the state of Nevada, thanks to food donations from GreaterGood.org and a grant for space and equipment from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation.
With the Las Vegas unemployment rate surpassing 33% and Nevada’s unemployment rate above 28%, many pet owners are finding it difficult to feed their pets, leading many to consider surrendering their beloved pet to the shelter.
Since its expansion, Kendall’s Kupboard has gone from feeding 200-300 pets a month, to over 915 households including 1,894 dogs and 1,021 cats.
In addition, the pet food bank is supplying food to fellow rescue and welfare organizations throughout the state including Path 4 Paws, Street Dogz, Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, Vegas Pet Rescue Project, Project 4 Humanity, A Home 4 Spot, and Wend Rover Pet Connection.
Thanks to a grant from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, in early May, Hearts Alive Village signed a 12-month lease on a warehouse to house and distribute the pet food.
Individuals can enroll to receive pet food through the program here.
An appointment will be scheduled and “drive-thru” distribution will protect staff, volunteers, and recipients.
The website will also include information for those individuals and businesses that would like to support the program with a food or monetary donation.