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Council initiative continues to provide support for pet owners across Mid & East Antrim

Blue and green mid and east Antrim Borough council van

Mid and East Antrim Pet Food Bank continues to receive donations from local businesses and organisations who lend a helping hand to make sure no beloved pet goes hungry across the borough.


The initiative was launched in 2022 as part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council's Green Dog Walkers scheme, aims to help provide support to pet owners who may be struggling during the current cost-of-living crisis. A recent study suggests that seven in ten pet owners are worried about the cost of caring for their animals and a fifth are concerned about how they'll afford to feed them.


The scheme is now receiving donations for pet owners in need. Council staff member Gary Gordon recently received donations from a number of local businesses including Ballymena Pet Vets and Ladysmith Pet Shop.


Staff member from Ballymena Pets Vets

Commenting on the initiative Council spokesperson explained:


"As a Council we don't want any animal - or their owner - to go hungry and are here to help.


"Sadly, the cost-of-living crisis means that more pet owners are struggling to afford to feed their pets. A recent study suggests that seven in ten pet owners are worried about the cost of caring for their animals and a fifth are concerned about how they'll afford to feed them."


Pet food bank leaflet

Anyone who wishes to donate dry or canned pet food can do so at any of our three ‘drop off’ locations, namely:


• Ardeevin, Galgorm Road, Ballymena

• Smiley, Victoria Road, Larne

• Civic Centre, Antrim Street, Carrickfergus

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