We are located in Ravenna Ohio and started the pet food pantry after reading an article in Guideposts about Pike's Peak Pet Pantry. After hearing some heartbreaking stories of people having to surrender their pets due to finances and looking at my dog trying to imagine having to make that decision,we decided we had to do something to help.
We started in March of 2009 by buying a couple of bags ourselves, then approached friends, family, and neighbors for donations. We have been blessed each week to have enough donations to give to the people scheduled. We have given as much as 1500 pounds in a week to families in need. People Care Pet Pantry has now evolved into a multi-county pet pantry. We have helped families in every county that has been able to get to us. If they can't get to us we will help them find some one in their area that can help them. We have been just as blessed by the person we help. The tears, thank-yous, and hugs are our reward for what we do!
My name is Rene Lamp. I am the president/founder People Care Pet Pantry. I also became an ordained minister December 24 2009. I currently attend Bridge Bible Church in Brimfield Being a domestic violence survivor and having been homeless, I know what it is like to be where many of the people who contact us have been.
Tom Lamp,my husband,is the co-founder. Without his help in the beginning the Pet Pantry would have never gotten as far as it has.
We currently have 2 rescued dogs, several rescued cats, and 3 rescued birds.
" Hi everyone, I'm Dana Ray. I have been working with rescues and transporters since 2004. I can't ever remember being without at least one dog in the house (all rescues - even growing up). I currently have 3 rescues. I have organized fund raisers to help save the Asian Moon Bear as well as helping out other rescues. I met Rene and Tom when the unemployment line hit me in 2010 and I didn't know where to turn. When it comes to my dogs I will do everything in my power to make sure they stay with me and are properly fed. People Care Pet Pantry came to my rescue. I became a volunteer with People Care Pet Pantry just a few months after the first time they helped me. I continue to help them, help others, as they continue to help me."Jayne And Jim Lamp have been with the Pet Pantry since the beginning. They have helped in picking up donations, distributing and donating not only their time, but money as well to make sure there is enough pet food to be given out. Here are their bio's:
Hi my name is Jayne Lamp, my husband Jim and I live in the Kent area where we have raised our four children. Now that the children have grown I am "retired" so I still take care of the house which now includes two dog's, two cat's and many guppies. I do the yard work from the mowing to the mulching, I have several garden's which I tend but the pet's, their my main job these day's.
Hello, I'm Jim Lamp, my wife Jayne and I live in the Kent area where we raised our four children. I work in the area too, I am shop supervisor for a custom machine shop. During my free time, I love to fish and I have a wife that let's me. We have two dog's, two cat's and the guppy fish tank. My wife has her gardens and I have my fruit trees and berry bushes that I fiddle around with.
We both donate time because we love our pet's and want to help others keep theirs. Plus, we love Rene!
Ethan Bowles is a young man with high morals and a very good heart. He is one of the most conscientious young men we have ever been around. He is strong like an ox and carries 50 pound bags like they are nothing. We absolutely love this young man. This is his Bio:
I am Ethan, a 12 year old boy that volunteers at People Care Pet Pantry. I have been volunteering for 2 years. I currently go to school at Stanton Middle School and I am going into 7th grade. I will be doing cross country for Stanton. I am a brown belt in Isshinryu (one heart/one mind) karate. My dojo is in downtown Kent. My family is average, I have a dog, a hamster, a cat, a mom and dad, a brother, one grandpa, and one grandma., and of course my Aunt Rene. I want to continue working with animals for the rest of my life. In fact I hope I can have a career involving animals.
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"Iam so grateful to have found you and for all your help. As a single mom on a limited income times are very rough. The thought of not being able to keep my pets because of lack ..."Angela RobertsCustomer
"What a FANTASTIC program! helping owners keep their pets so that we dont end up with another problem of animals w/NO homes! You are helping to save lives along with giving the o..."Kristin FinleyPresident of Wallaces Run in Copley