The pit bull advocacy group Pit-a-Billy will once again host a Free Pet Store to provide food and supplies to homeless pets owners. The one day event starts will be at Mary’s Place Family Center in North Seattle on Saturday, July 9 at 10 AM.
The store will remain open until everything is gone.
Pit-a-Billy’s first Helping Homeless Hounds event in downtown Seattle last February was a huge success. Dozens of people and their pets lined up outside the Union Gospel Mission over an hour before the event started, and everything was gone long before the event was supposed to end.
Danielle Shepherd, who organized the Helping Homeless Hounds events with Sean McCarthy, said she started the donation drives because she works near Pioneer Square and sees “the hardships of homelessness daily” and “how many homeless people have dogs.”
She also noted that “for many their dog is their only family, their reason to stay sober if they struggle with addiction, their reason to keep going, their safety. Their dogs give them hope, make them feel like they are needed, accepted and important. Many will tell you that their dog saved their lives.”
Please spread the word about this event so homeless pet owners in the North Seattle area can get much needed food and supplies for their dogs.