Here is the link to Rescue Bank with videos of some of the animals they've helped. If you are prone to tears, these videos might do it. You see the animals nurtured and cared for and FED and see how they blossom. Isn't that what rescue and shelters need to be about, giving the animals a safe place to stay while waiting for adoption, helping the dogs and cats be the best they can be ( health and behaviour wise), doing all they can to find them homes? This does cost money so organizations like Rescue Bank are important to support. Sometimes the ability of a rescue or shelter to provide food for a dog or cat allows animals who are sick or old or hard to adopt more time to get to safety instead of euthanization.
"Nutritious pet food is donated when it is nearing the ‘best buy’ date, has minor packaging defects or is being re-branded. Animal rescue groups use the savings from their food budget for more spay/neuter and vet services – increasing adoptions of healthier pets.
Rescue Bank® operates on the national food bank model, accepting food donations from any manufacturer, distributor or retailer. Suppliers such as Pedigree, Nutro, Royal Canin, Purina, DelMonte, Wellness and PupChips notify us that product is available.
Rescue Bank® schedules and pays for the freight to deliver the donation to a regional distribution center where it is picked up by pre-qualified non-profit groups.
With millions of pets in need throughout the country, Rescue Bank® is a reliable partner for converting excess product into goodwill for the donor.
Rescue Bank® is a valued partner for both suppliers and the animal rescue and foster organizations across America."
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