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Food Stamps For Pets Are Real

4:18 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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Undated -- Chloe's a rescue dog --and Elizabeth Wiggins believes Chloe saved her family.  You see, Elizabeth's son is autistic.

"When he starts acting up screaming I jut pick her up or send her in there to sit with him and they just play." Wiggins said.

But as a single mom-- having another mouth to feed---was too much.

"I'd been feeding her people food and scraps," Wiggins said.

Elizabeth knew she needed help, and then she found petfoodstamps.org The website launched in February 2013. You sign up online, show proof of income needs and provide a picture of your pet.

Once you're part of the program, you'll get enough food to feed your pets for six months... with an option of another six months supply if you need it. On the other side of it-- they look for donors to adopt these pets on-line...and pledge to send money for the food. "Pet Food Stamps" just got its official non-profit status and hopes to start getting grants.

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