ROCKFORD (WREX) - A new pet food pantry opens in Rockford to help struggling families feed their animals.
Kibble Korner Pet Food Pantry is available at 1080 Short Elm (Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and at 1100 Broadway (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.).
Families are welcome to come to the pantry locations once a month to get some food that will help them during these hard economic times.
Statistics released by Winnebago County show the number of cats being given up by people through July of this year is up 13% from a year ago. The number of dogs being turned over is up 14% during that same time period. Many of those cases are due to families that can't afford food for their animals.
Donations are needed at both Kibble Korner Pet Food Pantry locations. Canned or dry pet food (unopened) and cat litter can be dropped off at the following locations:
Volunteers are also needed to transport the food from the drop off locations to the pantries.