Dog with bowl in his mouthVeterinarians know that pets are important family members AND best friends! Families care deeply about their pets and will sometimes place their pets’ needs ahead of their own in times of financial strain. The current pandemic and associated economic downturn have worsened financial hardships on many pet-owning families in our practice area. Limited resources sometimes make for difficult family decisions, forcing to decide between essential family expenses and pet care.

The Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in association with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is sponsoring a program to feed family pets, and homeless pets in need. Your cash or pet food donations will be dispersed, based on need, to the over 500 ACRFB partner programs. Those of you who donate pet food, we can put it to immediate use. Those who donate cash, we can use the ACRFB’s preferred buyer program to stretch your donation for the best value available.

We at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital are serious about helping animals in sickness, pain, AND Hunger. Please partner with us so that NO pet, or future pet, starves on our watch.  Please contact us to discuss how you can help our fundraising on an on-going basis.  Let us know if you have any questions or SUGGESTIONS to make this program a success! The benefits of KNOWING YOU ARE HELPING OUR “BEST FRIENDS” cannot be overstated, it is a great feeling you can carry with you every day!

PLEASE  HELP IF YOU CAN! Each $50 donation can feed a dog or cat in need for 6 months! Make your donation $100 and know that you saved a pet from hunger for a year. 

Donate directly to Food for our Friends by visiting

Checks with a Food for our Friends notation can be sent to:

ACRFB 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron 44307-2234 (memo on check: Food for our Friends). 

Thanks for your support! You may have saved the life of someone’s best friend…or a future best friend!

Please contact us with questions or for more information: Gary Riggs DVM: Project Coordinator  [email protected]