Paws for Hunger is the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley's partnership program with the Hunger Coalition.
The effects of the economy reach far beyond just people. The sad truth is that when families go hungry pets go hungry too. Through the Paws for Hunger program the ASWRV collects donations to purchase pet food that is then distirbuted by the Hunger Coalition to help feed the pets of people in need.
This "pet food bank" has helped us control the number of animals entering the shelter by keeping pets with their families during their time of need. In 2009 ASWRV distributed nearly 4,000 lbs of food to the hungry pets in our community. In 2010 we have seen the need for this service increase and we are on target to almost DOUBLE the amount of food distributed through the Paws For Hunger program. With this striking increase in demand, we are in need of both monetary and pet food donations to support our Paws For Hunger program.
Please make an online donation to Paws For Hunger [HERE]
Unopened bags/cans of pet food and kitty litter can also be brought to the ASWRV. We are located at 100 Croy Creek Road in Hailey, Idaho.