Some don’t even know pet food pantries exist. But several do in Chicago. And they support the ability for people to keep their pets when they’re down on their luck. Friendship Pet Food Pantry provides pet food, as well as cat litter and often dog and/or cat toys.
Sometimes people—particularly seniors—will forego their own meals for their pets well-being. Meanwhile their own well-being may be compromised.
Friendship Pet Food Pantry serves Chicago residents on the third Saturday of each month at 2733 W. Lawrence Ave. from 9 to 11 a.m.
For the Love of Pets is a benefit held February 16 at Begyle Brewing, 1800 Cuyler Ave. (at Ravenswood), at 7 p.m. There will be skeeball, a raffle, lots of beer (of course), bites to eat, and, most importantly, an opportunity to help pets and families in need. I will be the guest speaker.
Also, you might go home with great prizes from local restaurants, boutiques, and pet stores. You’ll be able to bid on one-of-a-kind art, gift packages, and excursions, including a private sail on Lake Michigan with up to five of your friends. Tickets are $40. Reserve yours HERE.
We also talk a bit about the truth regarding Chicago Animal Care and Control.