By the end of this month, petfoodstamps.org will be distributing free pet food to those on public assistance, reports CBS in Dallas, Texas. That will prevent the brutal necessity of surrendering the four-legged members of the family to a shelter because there is no money to feed them. Currently food stamp laws prohibit spending on pet food. However, they allow the purchase of non-essential items such as brandname cola.
This initiative could generate more kinds of digital outreach which helps pet parents. And collectively all that could improve the health of the low income. Research shows that interacting with our animal companions lowers our blood pressure and overall anxiety level. We tend to sleep better. Also, animal companions tend to teach all family members love and trust.