Portsmouth City Council is extending support to local foodbanks, ensuring pet owners struggling with the cost of living can provide for their pets.
Cllr Steve Pitt, pictured with his dog Finn, said:
"We've done a lot to support people through foodbanks and pantries and the feedback we've had is pet products are something they would find very helpful. As a dog owner I understand just how much pets mean to their owners, they really are part of the family and vital companions for people who live alone. I am so grateful to Jollyes and the other local charities for helping us to ensure that people don't have to make the horrendous decision to give up their pets during the cost-of-living crisis."
This new initiative will be distributed through HIVE Portsmouth.
For more information on supporting your pet in the cost-of-living crisis: http://ow.ly/KSHL50NkXE8