Most animal lovers would do anything for their beloved pet. However, many retirement living seniors on a budget may find it a bit of strain to incorporate pet or dog food into their grocery budget.
Happily for retirement living residents of Lake Forest, California, seniors and the unemployed will have access to free pet food this weekend because of the efforts of local pet charities, according to the Orange County Register.
The event, which started last year by local residents Jim Gardner and Anna Breuer, helps animals in need by providing their owner's with assistance.
The news source reports that many individuals who benefit from the initiative will give back to the program when they are able.
"Many of the unemployed people who pick up pet food eventually get jobs, and they come by and drop off a check or some pet food," Bruer told the news provider. "In the time we have been giving out pet food, we've seen only about 30 percent of the people still in the program."
Though pets are an added expense, it is likely that they will enrich the lives of retirement living seniors in many ways. According to the Pets for the Elderly Association, those who own furry friends make fewer trips to the doctor than individuals who live by themselves.