Just because you have lost your job or have had your hours cut at work due to the coronavirus doesn’t mean your pets need to go without the food they need. The Cheatham County Department of Animal Control is offering a helping hand, by providing free pet food to pet owners through an emergency “Pet Pantry,” according to Kristin Reid, CCAC Director.
“We know a lot of Cheatham County residents have been hit hard by this crisis, especially owners and employees of the county’s small businesses,” Reid said. “The ‘Pet Pantry’ was set up to help those in our community facing financial hardships keep their pets at home, safe, and well-fed,” she said.
While the Animal Control facility is closed to the public during the COVID-19 epidemic, Reid said Cheatham County residents who need the services of the “Pet Pantry” can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deliveries will be made on Saturdays all through the month of April while supplies last.
“An animal control officer will contact you and schedule a time to deliver food. We ask that recipients be home at the scheduled delivery time,” she said. The officer will drop the food off at the door and then call the pet owner to confirm the delivery.
If you would like to donate pet food to the program, drop off your donations at Black Dog Spirits and Ale, 256 Centre St., #100, Pleasant View, Tenn. You can call the store for curbside pickup at 615-398-5244.