Since organizing in November 2009, Poi Dogs & Popoki has collected and disseminated over 50,000 pounds of pet food and supplies to needy families and their pets through the generosity of supporters, pet food manufacturers and retail stores.
During these tough economic times, families are forced to abandon and surrender their pets due to their inability to financially care for them. Animal shelters are full, foreclosures are rising and pet parents have to make tough, heart-breaking decisions they never thought they would have to make. We know that many people evicted from their homes will actually choose to live on the beach rather than give up their pets to animal control. The Hawaii Food Bank rarely provides pet food to their clients and food stamps cannot be used to purchase pet food.
PDP wants to make sure pets and their families are able to stay together. Dry and wet dog and cat food as well as other pet supplies like kitty litter, leashes, toys, beds and food bowls are always needed.
Help us help people and their pets this holiday season and throughout the year. Host a Pet Food Drive at your workplace, your church, your school, or in your community. All food and supplies collected are disseminated to homeless pets and families struggling to care for their pets. For more information on how to host a Pet Food Drive, email firstname.lastname@example.org.