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Furloughed federal workers with pets can get help from DC Pet Pantry

FILE PHOTO: by Terran Bayer/Westway Studio

The Humane Rescue Alliance wants to remind government workers in the city that if the shutdown is causing them to miss out on their regular paycheck, they can reach out for assistance in making sure their pets are fed.

The DC Pet Pantry helps owners in need by providing them with at least half the food their animals need each month.

“The government shut down impacts not only some federal workers no longer receiving a paycheck, but their entire family, including their pets,” said Lisa LaFontaine, HRA’s President and CEO. “We want to do our part to help those in need during this stressful time.”

Those seeking help from the Pet Pantry have to complete an enrollment form, but the only thing needed to enroll is proof of DC residency.

Pet Pantry will distribute food to enrolled clients during the following dates and times:

Thursday, Jan. 3 (First Thursday of every month):

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 1201 New York Ave, NE

Sunday, Jan. 6 (Every Sunday):

  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at 1201 New York Ave, NE
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 15 Oglethorpe St, NW

Monday, Jan. 7 (First Monday of every month):

  • 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 15 Oglethorpe St, NW
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