ANIMAL charity the Blue Cross charity has teamed up with the Malvern Trussell Trust foodbank to help struggling pet owners feed their animals as everyday living costs continue to rise.
Amanda Hornsby, from Malvern Hills foodbank, said local people who were struggling with the price of food for themselves were also appreciative of the helping hand to feed their beloved pet and it had become one less thing to worry about.
Jeanette Waters, Malvern’s Blue Cross manager, said: “We have heard from owners struggling to cover the cost of feeding or caring for their pets with the rising cost of living and we are aware that for some people their pets are their pets are their only companions and link to the outside world.”
“Pets are part of the family and that’s why we’ve teamed up with our local foodbank to help people to keep their family together.
“Your donations will help families who have nowhere else to turn.”
Contributions of dog, cat and kitten food, as well as options for smaller companions including rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, can be dropped off at Malvern’s Blue Cross on Barnard’s Green Road.
They will then be collected and distributed through Malvern Hills Foodbank.
Vist bluecross.org.uk for more information or to make an online cash donation.
Pet owners wanting more information on how to access the Malvern Hills foodbank referral system can visit malvernhills.foodbank.org.uk for more.
Story by Poppy Chambers.