April 5, 2016
Community News Briefs
Subject: Pet Assistance Program
Press Date: April 5th, 2016 Kill: April 30th, 2016
For information regarding Press Release contact: Alice Snyder @ 348-7123
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. This grant has allowed the formation of a pet project program to assist low income Crawford County older adults with the purchase of pet food, limited veterinary bill assistance and assistance with boarding fees when there are medical emergencies. To be eligible for this assistance, a person must be a resident of Crawford County, age 60 or older, and have income at or below $1,471 per month for an individual ($1,991 for two people). In addition, a person will also qualify if they are on Federal Public Housing Assistance (including the old Section. 8 vouchers), in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), on Food Stamps, SSI or Medicaid. This program is designed to supplement, not replace, a person’s pet food or veterinary spending. People who believe they may qualify for this assistance should call Alice Snyder at the Commission on Aging & Senior Center at 348-7123 for application information.