• Pet Food

    Nonprofit offering free pet food for seniors

    CICOA secured a $7,500 grant from Meals on Wheels to launch a new initiative that offers pet food and supplies to low-income, homebound seniors. INDIANAPOLIS — CICOA, a nonprofit that started in 1974, helps seniors and those with disabilities in central Indiana live comfortably at home and out of institutional care. Last month, CICOA secured a $7,500 grant from Meals on Wheels to launch a new initiative that offers pet food and supplies to low-income, homebound seniors. “It’s all about reducing that anxiety, the isolation, the loneliness that our seniors are dealing with,” said Tauhric Brown, president and CEO of CICOA. “Anything that we can do that helps alleviate a…

  • Pet Food

    Dayton nonprofit struggling for pet food donations

    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A Dayton-area animal nonprofit is struggling for pet food donations. People and Paws located at 2346 Valley Pike in Dayton is in desperate need. “We try to feed financially-fragile people’s pets so they stay in their fur-ever homes,” says Joyce Ahmad, founder of People and Paws. The organization relies strictly on donations and is lacking them. “It’s been very hard this year because of COVID and also because of the supply chain,” says Ahmad. “People are not donating because they also have their own pets to feed and their own financial responsibilities. We are definitely hurting because the donations are not coming in.” ‘That raises the…