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Caring for Pets Affected by the Pandemic

Jul 17, 2020 | Michelson Found Animals


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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to strains on people’s physical, mental, and financial well-being—as well as their ability to take care of their pets.

In response, the Michelson Found Animals Foundation launched the Better Neighbor Project to tackle pet food insecurity in Southern California.

On September 12, 2020, Michelson Found Animals partnered with California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo and Central City Neighborhood Partners to host the second Pet Pantry and Wellness Event in downtown Los Angeles. At the event, the foundation and its partners provided pet food to nearly 200 families and wellness services—including microchipping, vaccinations, and flea treatments—to 157 pets.

“It was a pleasure partnering with the Michelson Found Animals Foundation and other community organizations to provide families in our district with animal services during these challenging economic times,” Durazo said.

Pet Age, a business-to-business media brand covers the pet industry in print, online, and through social media and events, featured July’s Better Neighbor Project event on its website.

Read Pet Age’s coverage.