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In response to the ongoing government shutdown, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday, via its Facebook page, that they will be offering free pet food for government employees.

During normal business hours, any currently out-of-work government employee can stop by and pick up food for their pets. Government workers must provide verification of occupation at the shelter in order to receive pet food.

The Humane Society also offers two year-round programs to help assist Tampa Bay citizens who are unable to feed their pets: Food Distribution and Animeals.

Food Distribution is a program that offers free pet food at the shelter on a first come, first serve basis. All recipients must provide proof of residence in Tampa Bay. Their other program, Animeals, delivers dog food and cat food to elderly citizens who are unable to travel to the shelter themselves.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area and would like to help out, you can  by donating a bag of pet food to the shelter located at 3607 N. Armenia Ave. in Tampa, Florida. You can also visit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay website for more information.

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