Pet Food Bank in response to COVID-19 opens

Cariad Pet Therapy CIC launches their latest project in supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cariad Pet Food Bank run by Cariad Pet Therapy CIC has its central fulfilment shop and community hub in Haverfordwest and will be supporting pet owners within the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Project Manager Robert Thomas said "The aim of the pet food bank is to support pets and pet owners during times of financial hardship and adjustment. As pets are so vital to our wellbeing, we want to ensure they remain well fed and with their owners during these unprecedented times we are in. Pets have helped so many people and to many they have been their lifeline. We do not want to see pets ending up in rehoming centres because of the pandemic".

Cariad Pet Therapy CIC put in an application to the WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) back in October 2020. The application was successful at the end of November 2020 and the work started on the fulfilment shop/community hub, website and systems.

"We hope that we will be able to help those in need, provide some relief and stability for their pets and ease some financial burden. You can apply to use the free service via our website where you will see the eligibility criteria", said Robert.

Cariad Pet Food Bank will support within the current government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and will be able to post pet food parcels, deliver or arrange for local collections.

Cariad Pet Food Bank will be working with local community groups to raise awareness of the support available with this new project.

Although Cariad Pet Food Bank has a 6 month limited budget for pet food, donations will be a mainstay of the project and will be essential to its sustainability. You can get in touch with them on social media, via their website or call 0773 259 185 to donate where collections and drop-offs are available. They also welcome business sponsorships and collaborations.

Cariad Pet Food Bank will be open 6 days a week with limited open hours. Please see the Facebook page for their weekly opening hours.

Cariad Pet Food Bank will be looking for volunteers in the 3 counties where mileage will be provided. Please see their website for more details

You can call for more information on 0773 259 185.

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