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Feeding Hungry Pets | The Bark

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Within the fall of 2020, COVID-19 was strengthening its grasp and nearly everybody was feeling the affect. As I sat in my automobile at a pink mild, together with my two loyal rescue canines, Henry and Rosita, I glanced to my proper and observed a normally lengthy line of automobiles snaking across the native meals pantry. I had by no means seen so many automobiles ready for meals, which made me surpriseā€”if persons are struggling to feed themselves and their households, how can they supply meals for his or her pets throughout these difficult instances?

A Non-Revenue is Born

Three days later, Kobe Henro was born, a pet meals financial institution offering cat and pet food to hungry pets in want. A fairly easy idea of delivering donated pet meals from level A (donations from pet shops and pet meals producers) to level B (native meals pantries). It took just some months to determine a robust and regular stream of donations for our pantry companions. As soon as our provide started to exceed our demand, we prolonged our attain to supply meals help to southern pet transports. With rescue companion relationships secured, when a Southern animal rescue transport drives north to the Boston space to drop off adoptable pets, we fill their van with donated pet meals to assist feed the lots of of hungry pets they take care of again dwelling.

Our plan appears to be working and since our launch in October 2020, we have now hand-delivered over 22,000 kilos of donated meals, toys, collars, and leashes to pets in want. We’re rising at a gentle fee with plans to broaden nationwide.

Behind the Title

I’ve been a canine lover since my toddler days and due to my mother, I’ve been blessed with that animal-loving gene, which I’ve graciously handed on to my three daughters. Canines are household. I grew up with canines and 4 fantastic canines have been an extremely particular a part of my life, Koolie, Belle, Henry and Rosita. Koolie represents KO, Belle BE, Henry HEN and Rosita RO, therefore KOBE HENRO. We’re a non-profit group in reminiscence and honor of the fantastic canines who’ve been part of my life because the mid-Eighties.

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We’re a small but mighty self-funded group run by me and two canine assistants, Henry and Rosita. Quickly we can be executing our formalized plan for enlargement.

Our quick time within the pet meals financial institution enterprise has confirmed that our plan is working nicely and is surprisingly fairly easy to navigate. There’s a surplus of pet meals in the USA and our mission is to offer meals to hungry cats and canines in want. Somewhat than the additional meals going to waste, we get it within the bowls of these in want. We by no means desire a loving pet proprietor to need to give up their pet on account of monetary hardship. Up to now, we estimate that we have now stuffed over 66,000 bowls with meals and plan to triple that quantity by the top of 2022.

Our heart-warming and gratifying journey has enabled us to make new mates and meet some superb animal lovers who’re actually altering the world.

If you’re serious about being part of our enlargement as a donor, recipient or volunteer please attain out by way of e mail: data@kobehenro.org or by way of Fb messenger or Instagram @kobehenropetfoodbank.

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