December 10, 2020

Pensacola Humane Society starts Pet Resource Center to help struggling owners

By haziqbinarif

In a difficult year for many Pensacola residents who face financial challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and Hurricane Sally, the Pensacola Humane Society hopes to put the “human” back in “humane” with a new project.

The organization on Thursday will open its Pet Resource Center, which is designed to help low-income people or those with financial difficulties keep their pets at home and out of the shelter. The center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 817 Beverly Parkway.

“We’ve absolutely seen an impact from COVID-19 and, of course, from Hurricane Sally. We’ve had an increase from the people who need pet food, who need pet supplies, who need a little help to get them through the month,” said Darra Flanagan, director of community initiatives for the Humane Society. “Our area has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, shut down with so much of our economy wrapped up in tourism.”

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