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Histories are more full of examples of fidelity of dogs than of friends. - Alexander Pope

 


Sam's Hope Meals for the Pets of the Homebound & Elderly Program

Sam's Hope "Full Bowl" Pet Food ProgramSam's Hope provides home-delivered pet food and supplies to homebound and elderly pet parents through partnerships with in-home support programs, home-delivered meals programs and other organizations that assist low-income elderly and disabled individuals in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Southeastern PA.

Eligibility is limited to pet parents with demonstrated financial hardship and to a maximum of three pets per household.

If you or your loved one is in need of assistance, a case manager must apply for assistance on your/their behalf. Applications are NOT accepted from individuals. Please have case manager contact us at samshope.org@gmail.com.

Keeping Pets and Their Seniors Together

Pet Food and Veterinary Care Asistance Grant Recipient, LucyStudies have demonstrated that pet ownership can benefit the elderly in so many ways; they are less likely to suffer from depression and loneliness, have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, and increased opportunity for exercise, activities and socialization.   

Caring for a pet gives a sense of purpose; a reason to get up in the morning, and can help combat depression, one of the most common problems the elderly face today.

All too often, low-income elderly are forced to make a difficult choice, providing for their own basic needs or the needs of their beloved pet. 

They will share their food with a pet, compromising their nutrition, and forgo needed medication to provide for their pet, compromising their health and well-being.

Eventually, when the pet becomes too much of a burden on their well-being and meager finances, the pet is surrendered to a shelter where he/she faces a very uncertain future.

The goal of this program is goal is to reduce the surrender of pets due to the owner’s financial inability to provide care for the pet.

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How You Can Help

Make a monetary donation; simply click the "Donate" button at the top right of any page.

Donations of non-perishable pet food at any of our local drop-off points is always appreciated.  We collect new, unopened, canned and bagged pet food. You can donate food at:

Donations of pet food can be also be made via our Wish List on Amazon.com.

Sponsor a pet food drive at your business, community organization or special event. 

Spread the word! By telling family and friends, and sharing Sam's Hope on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, you will be help bring awareness to those in your community.