Skip to comments.Food Stamps ... For Pets?
Posted on 02/25/2013 7:36:41 PM PST by Red Steel
When man falls on hard times, what's his best friend to do?
A new donation-based program called Pet Food Stamps aims to provide food stamps for pets of low-income families and for food stamp recipients who otherwise could not afford to feed their pets, reported ABC affiliate KVIA in Las Cruces, N.M.
Based in New York, the program is open to anyone in the United States. More than 45,000 pets have already been signed up in the past two weeks, according to the program's founder and executive director Marc Okon. Once need and income is verified, the families will receive pet food each month from pet food retailer Pet Food Direct for a six-month period.
"We're not looking for government funding at this point," Okon told ABCNews.com. "Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
No problem, as long as it stays,”donation based”. A fool should have every right to part with his/her money as they want to.
Where do we draw the line? Not only no, but HELL NO!
Donation based. Why do you object?
Why do you have a problema with it as long as it is not a government program and people are willing to donate?
It will quickly become too big, but seen as too big to fail. It will get a bailout.
Complain when that happens, not now, when people may give freely of their own money.
Could I deduce from your statement that fools are the ones who help people feed their pets? That’s how it sounds, fella.
Take it any way you want it. You might read my other replies on the subject first fella.
I have fish
If they’re going to take it that far, then I’ll go Galt for it. Federal Government, feed my doggie and my katty-poo!
If the owner is already receiving food stamps, seems like having the owner eat the pet would be a start on a solution to two problems.
“We’re not looking for government funding at this point,” Okon told ABCNews.com. “Should the government be willing to provide assistance further down the line, we will look into it.”
Yep, it is only a matter of time. I have an idea, yeah, I know it is crazy and extremist, but if you can’t afford a pet then don’t get a pet!
“Could I deduce from your statement that fools are the ones who help people feed their pets?”
Um, they ARE NOT feeding “their” pets, the recipients are expecting others to feed their pets AND they are already on the dole as sucklings to the government teat. Plus, you need to read to the last line of the excerpt posted. The “charity” is already pushing for government funding.
I really don’t care how the pets get fed, just as long as they do get fed. And I consider you a cold-hearted individual to not see that.
Oh, I think I took it right. That statement gave me insight as to what kind of person you are.
As for the other posts, just the usual FR unconcern and deep-seated fear that someone somewhere might be generous. The reference is to the organization trying to help these animals.
“Donation based. Why do you object?’
I am all for donation based. What concerned me was, “We are not looking at government funding AT THIS POINT”. I take that as we will look at government funding at some point. Maybe I’m just too jaded...
I caught that line too. You can bet there will be a point they will “ax” taxpayers to contribute $$$$$s for this program.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.