Pitt’s People for Pets Campaign Helps Animals and Their Families Stay Together

Issue Date: 
November 18, 2013

The annual Pitt’s People for Pets Campaign, which helps families who are struggling economically to feed their pets, continues through Nov. 30. 

In difficult economic times, some pet owners are forced to choose between feeding themselves or their animals. In despair, many owners give up their pets because they cannot feed them.

Pitt’s People for Pets supports Animal Friend’s Chow Wagon, which helps hundreds of households each month by collecting pet food donations and distributing them to community food pantries throughout the region. Animal Friends is a shelter in the North Hills community of Ohio Township.

Unopened dry or canned pet food and snacks may be dropped off at any of several large bins placed near the entrances of 12 buildings on campus: Alumni Hall main lobby and Lytton Street entrance; Benedum Hall main lobby; Cathedral of Learning ground floor near elevator; Craig Hall main lobby; Eureka Building main lobby; Hillman Library ground-floor lobby; Park Plaza main lobby; Petersen Events Center second-floor mezzanine; Public Safety Building’s Forbes Avenue lobby; Scaife Hall, fourth-floor Terrace Street entrance; Posvar Hall main lobby near elevators; and William Pitt Union main lobby.

Large-quantity donations may be scheduled for pickup by calling 412-624-7755.

Donations may be made online at www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org/Pitt or at www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org and clicking on the Pitt’s People for Pets donation option.

Pitt’s People for Pets is sponsored by Pitt student groups, The Department of Athletics, the Department of Parking, Transportation and Services, the Office of Community and Governmental Relations, and the Office of the Chancellor.