Charity Mews: Pets of the Homeless is a Cause for Paws
Today’s important Charity Mews come from the american charity Pets of the Homeless:
Giving food and services to homeless pet owners provides creature comforts around the country.
(Carson City, Nev.) – 3.5 million Americans are homeless. Between 5 and 10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 24 percent. Genevieve Frederick realized this was a national issue. She founded Pets of the Homeless in 2006 to offer animals the food their owners cannot provide. The organization garnered nonprofit status in 2008.
Pets of the Homeless is a volunteer-based organization that was established by Genevieve Frederick, who was retired from a career in marketing and promotions. She has grown the organization significantly, now with three part-time salaried team members and one executive director.
When Frederick was in New York City in 2005 to receive an award for…
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