Carson City, NV (PRWEB) October 21, 2011
The Pets of the Homeless program received a donation in the amount of $7500 from the Mary Jo & Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation of Beverly Hills, Ca. On any given night there are about 82,000 people living on the street within the 88 cities of Los Angeles County. This generous donation from the Mary Jo & Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation will be used for veterinary care and recruiting collection sites for pet food in Los Angeles County as part of the Pets of the Homeless program’s fight to help care for the pets of the nation’s homeless.
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1.6 million people were homeless at some point from 2007 to 2008. Many of today’s homeless are in a housing transition due to the recent recession. Unfortunately, for those with pets this transition process is made more difficult. Pets of the Homeless seeks to help ease that transition. The program is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that partners with local businesses, food banks and veterinarians to provide support to less fortunate members of the community by providing food and veterinary care for the pets of the homeless.