The National Feeding Pets of the Homeless Give a Dog a Bone week is returning for its eighth year. The nonprofit Pets of the Homeless, focused on feeding and providing veterinary care to pets of the homeless, is leading the charge across the country to collect donations of pet food.
Those interested in donating pet food can visit petsofthehomeless.org to find the nearest donation site. The drive runs Aug. 6-12.
Donations of pet food and supplies are distributed to food banks, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, which then give the pet food and supplies to their clients.
As an outreach to the homeless who own pets, Pets of the Homeless also uses cash donations to provide veterinary care to pets of the homeless at free wellness clinics as well as emergency veterinary care across the country.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless also provides support to business owners who wish to give back to their community by becoming a donation site. Information is available on the website.