This past year has been a difficult time, as a pandemic sweeps the globe, we are all adapting to new ways of life and thinking about safety in new terms, this has brought many changes for Butte Humane Society as well.
As virus concerns began to grow bigger and Shelter-In-Place was announced in April, BHS realized one of their in-person community programs, The Pet Food & Supply Pantry, could no longer operate under its normal terms. This Pet Food Pantry originally began during the Camp Fire of 2018 as a way of providing donated pet food and supplies to those who had lost everything in the devastating blaze. As the year progressed, BHS was able to open this program to all those who needed some extra assistance.
As a new threat faced the citizens of our county, The Pet Food and Supply Pantry needed to adapt yet again. Thus, our mobile version, The Pet Food Pantry Express was born! This program is helping to provide citizens of Butte County with a month’s supply of pet food -as well as various pet supplies- through their free, contact-free delivery program. Employee Randy Ruvacava has played an indispensable role in getting this program off the ground and rolling, here’s what he had to share:
How did the idea to evolve the PFP into a mobile version come about?