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Barrel Buddy – Pet Food Program

By November 3, 2022 December 16th, 2022 No Comments

Barrel Buddy ProgramOur Seattle veterinary hospital supporting the community


Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital in Seattle, WA is a proud volunteer and sponsor for the Barrel Buddy – Pet Food Program at the Seattle Humane Society.

Year round we have a donation bin set up which provides services to keep people and pets together in King County. Low-income senior citizens and people disabled by AIDS can receive pet food, supplies, grooming and veterinary care.

Since our Seattle veterinary hospital started participating with this donation program back in September of 2009 we have collected thousands of pounds of donations over the years.  It is so exciting to log our success that shows how every little donation makes a big difference.

Barrel Buddy Donations 250 WSince September 2009

    • We collected approximately one 100 lb. barrel per month.
    • This equals about 1,200 pounds of donations every year!!!!

More about their Pet Food Bank

The Seattle Humane Society Pet Food Bank is a program to collect donated pet food for seniors and low-income community members. They want to ensure that frail community members will not have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pets.

The Pet Food Bank feeds more than 1,900 pets every month with eight tons of donated pet food delivered to local senior centers, low-income housing complexes, food banks and homes.

More than 10,000 pounds of food every month is donated by community groups, grocery stores, pet food companies and compassionate individuals. Their volunteers pack, load and deliver this canned and dry pet food to local senior centers, low income housing complexes, food banks and individual homes each month.

For more information, you can call their Community Outreach Coordinator at (425) 649-7566.


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