Left to right: Susan Katz, HVPFP; Claire Sterling, Senior Grants Manager, President’s Office, ASPCA; Jill Van Tuyl, Community Initiatives Director NY/NJ, Community Outreach, ASPCA., as guests look on (below)
The ASPCA was honored by the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry for its support of the all-volunteer non-profit organization. Susan Katz, (left) founder and President of the HVPFP, presents a Certificate of Appreciation to representatives of the ASPCA at the Pantry’s fund raising event held Monday evening at Vintage in White Plains.
The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry serves 270 persons in the area, and feeds over 700 pets, whose owners can not afford to keep their pets without the pet food supplied by the Pantry. The organization was founded by Ms Katz of White Plains three years ago. Ms. Katz thanked the ASPCA for the advertising grant that got the Pantry started and introduced its service to Westchester County.
Be on the lookout for the next Pet Food Drive, you can either volunteer or purchase food for the Pantry.
Ms. Sterling of the ASPCA said the organization was proud to sponsor the Pantry which makes it possible for the 270 families and individuals to hang on to their pets during the difficult economy. Sterling said keeping their pets is a form of therapy and support as they work through changes in their lives.