Monday, November 21, 2011

Banfield Collects Food for Needy Pets

Banfield Charities Trust is currently holding its sixth annual Season of Suppers food drive in order to collect food for needy pets.

These days many pet owners struggle with feeding themselves and their pets. Some individuals in financially difficult situations include people who are disabled and on fixed incomes, seniors on fixed incomes, and people who are unemployed. Unfortunately, some individuals who are struggling with financial hardship may have to contemplate whether or not to give up their pets. Dianne McGill, who is the director and CEO of Banfield Charities Trust said, “We get calls every day from people on fixed incomes who are worried they won’t be able to take care of their companions or feed them.”

Banfield Charities is working with Banfield Pet Hospitals in order to try and collect $100,000 in monetary donations and 70,000 pounds of pet food this year. All of the food and money collected will go toward feeding needy pets in 2012.

The trust has also partnered with pet food companies Royal Canin and Pedigree Brand. Each of these pet food companies will donate one pound of food for every person who “likes” the Banfield Charities Trust Facebook page for up to 30,000 Facebook users.

If you would like to donate pet food to needy pets this year, you may do so by dropping pet food off at any Banfield Pet Hospital. Most of these hospitals are located within PetSmart retail stores. You can find your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital here. You can also make monetary donations at Banfield Pet Hospitals as well as on-line here. According to Banfield Charities Trust, a $30 donation can feed one pet for a month. You may give pet food or make monetary donations through December 31.



  1. That is such a great thing to do and I hope they get lots and lots purrticipating!

  2. Thanks for posting about this! We have a Banfield in our PetSmart. We'll get our mom to donate some foods!!

  3. We will help, too!! There is a BAanfield in our PetSmart, too!!
    Your TX furiends,

  4. There are a lot of collections for humans in need of food this time of year, and it's great to see that there are organizations that are making sure four-legged family members are getting the food they need too.