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NHS food pantry serves animals, families in need

Posted: 3:08 PM, Jan 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-29 18:19:25-05

Some people are arguing that food stamp benefits should extend to pets. 

An online petition  has reached its goal of 90,000 signatures of support. The reasoning for the petition is that when families don't have enough for pet food, they have to share their own food or surrender their pets to shelters. 

The Nebraska Humane Society has a pet food pantry to help animals in need in the area. The mobile food van is parked in front of the education center on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Operating under an honor system and running mostly on donations, the pantry offers dog food, cat food and kitty litter. 

According to the Humane Society, they serve around 900 families and their pets a year at the pantry.