NAFA Launches "Animeals" Program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Northeast Arkansans for Animals continues to see the effects of that current economic conditions are having on some local pet owners.  According to NAFA director Wannda Turner, "More and more people are contacting NAFA for help with the basic needs for their pets...vaccinations, flea and tick preventative and food."  NAFA currently sponsors a low-cost vaccination clinic once a month for qualifying individuals - low income, disabled, unemployed and elderly.  NAFA also provides free pet food to qualified individuals through the PATS program with the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging.

And, NAFA plans to do more.  Beginning August 30, NAFA will open its animal food pantry "animeals" program, providing pet food at little to no cost to qualifying individuals in Jonesboro and surrounding areas.  Supplies are limited and individuals must come to NAFA's low-cost vaccination clinic at 1609 Dan Avenue tomorrow (8/9) to sign up and provide proof of eligibility.  Additional registration times will also be available in the future.

Beginning August 30, NAFA's animal food pantry will be open each Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.  In the beginning, food will be distributed by appointment only to individuals who have signed up and qualified.

NAFA is also looking for people interested in volunteering or making donations of pet food for the "Animeals" program.  If interested, contact the NAFA message line at 932-1955.  Monetary donations may also be made to NAFA at P.O. Box 10075, Jonesboro, AR 72403.  NAFA will also arrange for pick-up of large donations of pet food from individuals or businesses.