NJ couple launches new food pantry - for pets

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

December 28, 2011 6:46:40 AM PST
A year-old central New Jersey food pantry is aimed at pets, not people.

It its first year, The Pet Food Pantry a couple operates out of their Ewing home supplied nearly a ton of food for 59 dogs, 83 cats, five parrots and a duck.

Liz and Jonathan Iszard say people need companionship during tough times - and pets fit the bill.

But in a slow economy, pet abandonment has risen quickly.

The couple owns a natural pet treat company and contributes 10 percent of their profits to their food pantry.

They provide pet food to local animal shelters, senior citizens and low-income people. They tell the Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/uMmTs6 ) that most clients have asked for help just once.

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