Teen Starts Food Bank to Save Pets From Shelters

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Due to the economy, animal shelters are overflowing with pets whose owners lost their jobs and can no longer afford to care for them. Kentucky teen Miles King saw this happening, and so he started an animal food bank to help those who've hit financial rough patches.

The 18 year old founded The Critters Cupboard after his mom told him about a woman who needed food for her German shepherd. Miles receives donated food from companies and other animal lovers and stores his supply in an unfinished office space. People who are in need of pet food can then call Miles and he'll deliver it to them.

"A lady called me two or three weeks ago asking if we had dog food," Miles says. "She said she had been laid off from work and she had several large dogs in her house, and she didn't want them to go to the pound because she couldn't feed them."
The Critters Cupboard doesn't just help dogs and cats. A unemployed couple needed food for their two horses and Miles happily provided them with a bale of hay and sweet feed. Way to go, Miles!

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