Food pantry for pets opens doors in Valhalla

A new food pantry opened its doors in Westchester Wednesday, but their clients will not be looking for your typical canned goods.

Representatives at the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry say they have opened in response to a record number of dogs, cats and other household pets being left at shelters, or simply abandoned, because owners can no longer afford to keep them.

Susan Katz, who helps run the pantry, says that potential clients will have to go through a registration process to prove that they are in need, but that the registration process is open to anyone. "Could be senior citizens, disabled people, people who lost their job, veterans with service dogs or companion pets, anyone who qualifies."

Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry

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