January 31, 2024

DDAF Gives $20,000 Grant to Feeding Pets of the Homeless

For the eighth time since 2014, Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) has provided financial assistance to Feeding Pets of the Homeless, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that helps unhoused pet owners care for their companion animals.  As the number of people experiencing homelessness continues to grow, DDAF has doubled its grant amount to $20,000 from previous years.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very important in the lives of many people who have fallen on unfortunate circumstances.  “Companion animals are often the only support, comfort, protection and warmth that a person experiencing homelessness may have,” said Genevieve Frederick, founder and president.  Since its founding in 2008, Feeding Pets has helped over 28,000 pets, distributing more than 2 million pounds of food and providing almost $5 million of veterinary care, food and supplies to help relieve the anxiety and anguish of guardians who would not otherwise be able to provide for them.

Doris Day Animal Foundation is a nonprofit grant-giving charity founded in 1978 by legendary entertainer and animal welfare advocate, Doris Day, with the straightforward mission to help animals and the people who love them.  DDAF’s funding supports other nonprofit causes and programs that directly rescue, care for and protect animals.  “Feeding Pets of the Homeless provides a crucial service to the unhoused community,” said Lea Price, DDAF’s Director of Communications.  “We are pleased to support them in providing emergency medical care to the precious pets of people who find themselves in unfortunate situations and are sometimes left with nothing but the unconditional love of their pets.”

To learn more about DDAF and help them support organizations such as Feeding Pets of the Homeless, please visit ddaf.org.



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