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Anyone receiving public assistance through the United States Food Stamp program is prohibited from using the funds to purchase pet food and supplies. “There is zero ability to use food stamp money in any state in the U.S. for any pet food whatsoever, even though you are able to use food stamps for unhealthy things like Coca-Cola (which gets about $4 billion a year from food stamps),” Okon said.
Here is a thought...if you are too poor to feed yourself...don't have a pet.
Q. How is this program possible?
A. The Pet Food Stamps Program is made possible through individual donations and grants. It is not a Government sponsored program.
Q. Is Pet Food Stamps a legal charity?
A. Pet Food Stamps is an registered NYS, non-profit corporation.
You do understand that sometimes things happen AFTER someone has kid, or buys pets, that causes them to lost the ability to financially take care of them, right?
Originally posted by esdad71
Here is a thought...if you are too poor to feed yourself...don't have a pet. It is not a right. You have a choice. If you want Federal Assistance you should not have a pet, especially if you have children.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
Nope , this is a privately funded charitable program and the headline by Drudge is deceiving.
Absolutely. So, because there are some out there, does that justify the blanket statement that "if you are poor, dont have pets or children"?
Originally posted by Carreau
reply to post by captaintyinknots
You do understand that some women already on food stamps/welfare continue to have more children?