May 22, 2024

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – One particular modest spot in Brewer is managing a big operation.

Japanese Region Agency on Growing old has many companies for older grownups, together with techniques to aid their animals.

The Furry Pals Foodstuff Lender can help lower-profits more mature grownups with pet care supplies for their four-legged companions.

“Some of our diet shoppers have been possessing to make the pretty hard choice to choose no matter if they were feeding themselves towards the end of the month or feeding their animals. So, we just take foodstuff donations, cat meals, doggy food stuff, pet source donations, make regular monthly kits, so we distribute these kits to form of support take some of the economical burden off of our people,” stated Christopher Hill, EAAA communications and enhancement director.

Following several years of performing with group companions, they now distribute 12,000 lbs . of pet foodstuff a thirty day period to up to 400 pet owners in Hancock, Washington, Piscataquis, and Penobscot counties.

But, they’ve run into a little bit of a bind.

“Right now, we have a huge demand from customers for pet meals and serving people today, and we have confined place. So, we are cramped into two rooms. We need to get all of the pet food stuff in, packed, and out to websites on a 1-week foundation simply because we really don’t have storage. And, we have an amazing prospect from a countrywide pet foodstuff distributor exactly where we can get 27 pallets of pet foodstuff for absolutely free which is an around $45,000 price, but we need space,” explained Kelly Adams, EAAA nutrition manager.

They are asking for your help.

“This is an incredible option that will provide us with a quarter of the year’s pet food items. Any tips would be welcome. It’s an wonderful present, and we would really like to be equipped to accept it. So, remember to reach out to us with any concepts or if you do have a area that we could use,” said Adams.

If they do not find a area to hold the goods, they will not be able to take this donation that could enable a fantastic offer with their mission to aid more mature grown ups care for their pets.

“It’s impactful. It’s seriously crucial to have all those animals at property to present which means and lifestyle enrichment. So, for us at EAAA, it is not just about living as lengthy as you can but dwelling as extended as you can with which means and in lifestyle enrichment. So, getting in a position to maintain our consumers’ pets at home, and taking some of that economical stress off of our individuals, so they are ready to do that is incredibly impactful,” said Hill.

If have a recommendation for a position the place the donation can be saved, you can get in touch with 941-2865 and communicate to Kelly Adams or Chris Hill. If you would like to donate pet materials you can fall off donations at EAAA’s office environment at 240 Point out Road in Brewer.

They acknowledge donations Monday by means of Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For much more info, check out their web site.