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Regency Pet announces US-wide regency relief program to help food insecure pet parents feed their dogs and cats

As many as 40 percent of families seeking support are doing so for the first time

Regency Pet LLC, the leading
pet aftercare services provider in the United States is
announcing that its non-profit (501c3) foundation Regency Relief will
conduct a nationwide pet-friendly program to help food insecure families feed
their dogs and cats.

“We established Regency Relief to provide compassion through
action when pet families need it most,” says Buttz. “Many families are
struggling with difficult choices like paying the rent or buying food,” says
Regency President Scott Buttz. “It’s heartbreaking to have to choose between
feeding your pet and your family. Regency Relief strives to provide compassion
through action when pet families need it most.”

During 2021, dozens of food giveaways will take place
throughout the South, Midwest, and West Coast, where Regency Relief will
distribute more than 150 tons of dog and cat food. The events will be held in
partnership with local food banks, and community organisations. Regency Relief
encourages community members to stop by with their pets to pick up free dog or
cat food for themselves or anyone they know who needs help feeding their precious
four-legged family members. For more information, sites and schedules,
visit the website.

Regency team members will
be onsite at every event. They are experts in assisting families during what
can be one of the most difficult, painful times: the loss of a pet. A trusted
partner of veterinary clinics, animal hospitals and their staff, Regency
provides vast experience, resources, with unwavering dedication and the utmost
professionalism.

According to the U.S. Department of
Agriculture
, about 13.7 million households, or 10.5 percent of all
U.S. households, experienced food insecurity at some point during 2019. Some 14
million U.S. children aren’t receiving enough food, according to a Brookings Institution study
totaling over quarter (27.5 percent) of households with children.

U.S. food banks this past year have been struggling to keep up
with in overwhelming increase in demand from families facing hardship due to
the COVID-19 pandemic. As many as 40 percent of families seeking support are doing so
for the first time.

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