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A Food Drive for Pets
Stephen Huneck’s studio hosts

When times are tough, many families struggle, and often all members of the household face difficulties, regardless of species. Much as we wish it weren’t so, many well-loved pets suffer during hard economic times. To help ease these troubles, the Dog Chapel on Dog Mountain is sponsoring a holiday pet food drive in St. Johnsbury, Vt., through Dec. 23. Food will be distributed to local food shelves and shelters.

The host of this pet food drive is the studio of the late artist Stephen Huneck, whose work focused on dogs. Huneck’s legacy goes beyond his art and extends to the kindness he long showed to his community. His body of work is a joy to dog lovers and his charitable contributions, both before his death and after, make life better for people and animals alike.

Does your community have opportunities to give and receive food assistance for pets?

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Karen B. London, PhD, is a Bark columnist and a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavior problems in the domestic dog.

Food drive poster artwork by Stephen Huneck.

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Submitted by Athena Animal A... | November 29 2011 |

My mother and I just recently started and animal foundation and pet food pantry. It took us 4 months but we finally was able to get into the Pepsi Refresh Project to get us started and won our first month in. (Dec. 2010) The grant has run out but we have been working to build up our pantry. It's heartbreaking when dedicated pet owners lose their jobs and can't afford to support their families, pets included. Just giving them that piece of mind that someone is there to help them with their pets is so rewarding. Mostly because my mom and I were faced with the same choices a few years back.

Submitted by Arthur's Pet Pantry | November 29 2011 |

Hello, We're so pleased to share our story with Bark Magazine as our mascot Arthur and our Volunteers are HUGE fans of Bark Magazine.

We've just started a pet food bank in the Mifflinburg and Lewisburg PA area called "Arthur's Pet Pantry". Our mission is to collect and distribute food to pet owners who find themselves in financial distress and keep pets in their homes with their families.

A local newspaper just did a fabulous story on us:

http://dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1022083732/Charity-to-aid-pets

We're also on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arthurs-Pet-Pantry/241473522578663?sk=wal...

And our Mascot "Arthur the Cat Mayor of Mifflinburg" has his own personal page with handsome photos and is quite the local celebrity:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002697552388

Thanks for your great magazine and website !

Cindy McEvoy

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