Parachutes for Pets Food Hamper Program

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Calgary

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C$225
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Thumbnail of: Basic Pet Food Hamper - Dog

Basic Pet Food Hamper - Dog

Basic Pet Food Hamper - Dog

Pledge: C$50.00
Pet Food Hamper comes with a month's supply of dog food and treats
Pet Food Hamper comes with a month's supply of dog food and treats
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-06-01
1 of 100 Boosted
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Basic Food Hamper - Cat

Basic Food Hamper - Cat

Pledge: C$50.00
Basic Cat Food Hamper consists of cat food, litter and treats for one month.
Basic Cat Food Hamper consists of cat food, litter and treats for one month.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-06-01
0 of 100 Boosted

Campaign Description

We are raising money to keep providing pet hampers and emergency vet care to struggling individuals and their pets. We have delivered over 600 hampers since mid March. Many individuals are struggling financially and feeding their pet or paying for their pets medication is not feasible. We are trying to keep the family pet with their family during these hard times.

Keeping the Family Pet with The Family

Parachutes for Pets is a grassroots charity in Calgary that assists low income pet owners with essential pet care. Parachutes was founded after a local news story broke about a very sick senior dog that was abandoned in the Sunridge Petland. The dog was suffering from many health conditions, severe neglect, and had to be euthanized by the Calgary Humane Society. The theory is the owner wanted to help the dog and chose to leave it in a public place hoping it would get the help it needed. Unfortunately, it was too late. The inability to care for this pet financially likely was the reason behind this tragic story. If there was somewhere this owner could have turned to for assistance, would this dog still be with us today? Parachutes for Pets was founded in memory of this sweet dog. She did not die in vein.

Parachutes for Pets assists low income pet owners with food and medication costs for their pets, essential grooming, and necessary vet care. To date we have helped over a 800 Calgary pets stay with their families, instead of being surrendered or euthanized due to financial limitations. Our main requests come from seniors, veterans, homeless, and individuals leaving domestic violence situations and needing help to take their pets. In many circumstances they are starting over and cannot afford the cost of the pet initially, but statistics show, when the pet is left with the abuser it can suffer a tragic fate.

Since COVID 19 we have supplied over 700 pet food hampers to individuals struggling to feed their pets. Some had been feeeding them every other day to preserve the food they had, others were completely out when they reached out to us. Some owners had already made calls to surrender their pet knowing they could not afford food and medication for the forseeable future. Our goal is and will always be to keep the family pet with their family.

May 5, 2020
Project launched

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