Myers has contacted seven pet food manufacturers for donations and said a local trucking company has agreed to transport pallets of pet food to the pantry. He envisions eventually providing more than food, and hopes to offer low-cost spaying and neutering to reduce the number of strays in the area.
James Straley, executive director of the Clark County Humane Society, said he encourages people who find themselves financially incapable of caring for a pet to seek help from the organization. Feeding a pet only human food can be unhealthy for the animal, he said.
“With the economy the way it is, some people can’t afford to feed their animals or they’re feeding them scraps,” Straley said. “This might be a good way to keep them on their feet or give them a helping hand if they need it.”