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Steffeny M.

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Review for Kibblez of Love, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2012 I was waiting for my Social Security Disability Insurance appeal. I was not just "broke" or even "flat broke." I had no money at all, no money for rent, no money for utilities no money for food, and no money for pet expenses. Luckily I did have SNAP but that was barely able to buy food for half a month for one person let along food for one person and three pets.

Thankfully, the good folks at Kibblez of Love were able to provide not just food for my three pets, but also occasionally Cat Litter as well.

Even now, two years later, having won my SSDI appeal, I still receive some assistance from Kibblez of Love to help my ability to afford food for all three of my pets.

I do not believe in abandoning animals. I would rather starve than abandon an animal that I had accepted responsibility for.

Let me tell you a bit about each of my pets.

Hobbes, a cat, is currently 18 years old. I have had her since she was a kitten, and a birthday present from friends. She has been with me through every emotion, every move I have made. She is a one person cat, and also has a bit of Hyperesthesia meaning she becomes over stimulated, over excited when touched. She rarely lets anyone other than me pet her and when she does it is just one stroke before she reacts to them. Due to her age, chances are she will be passed over for younger more friendly cats and kittens. She would spend the rest of her life at a rescue or Humane Shelter. I do not want that for her. I promise all my animals that I will never abandon them.

Spike, a cat, I adopted him in 2009. He was already 20 years old, but at the time I thought I would be able to handle the expense of a second cat and never did I think I would be so out of work and without financial support to keep him. I promised him I would give him a home for as long as he needed one. He had already spent half a year in a Humane Shelter where I volunteered, and had stress licked the fur off his front two legs. He is soft and cuddly and friendly, but again, due to his age, there are even senior cats far younger then he is up for adoption.

Max my dog, I adopted in 2010. While the other dogs at the shelter were barking and jumping for attention, he was laying in the middle of his kennel and did not even notice when I stood in front of his cage. He was a very nice dog, walked on a leash as if born to it, someone had put a lot of training into walking both on leash and off leash, and not jumping up on anyone. He was only 4 years old. I felt his timid nature would prevent him from being considered. I took him home because he was so very good around cats, even though he did not previously live with them. He is now 8 years old, and is considered to now be in the senior category as well.

I still receive help from Kibblez of Love, I think they recognize that I only ask for assistance when I am unable to continue myself, and I do try to buy as much of the pet food as I can myself, but it is nice that Kibblez of Love means that instead of only receiving dry kibble and only dry kibble, they can now get a can of canned food several times a week, and the occasional "good boy/girl" treat.

Thank you Angelina and everyone who assists Kibblez of Love to make it possible for me to keep my pets.

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