Emergency pantry helping pet owners affected by COVID-19

Posted at 3:14 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 16:14:43-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — New Leash on Life is helping pet owners who’ve been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The organization has launched an emergency pet pantry for pet owners who’ve lost their jobs or had hours reduced due to the pandemic.

“We know a lot of families have been hard hit by this crisis and pet food can be one less worry in a list of concerns families are facing,” Director Angela Chapman said. “’The Pet Pantry’ was set up to help those in our community facing financial hardships to keep their pets at home, safe, and well fed.”

Anyone needing assistance can visit New Leash on Life Tuesday through Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The organization said all of the food is donated. If you would like to help them, they currently need cat food.

Donations can be dropped off at their adoption center at 507 Jim Draper Boulevard in Lebanon, directly behind Pro Bowl West Bowling Alley.

For more information, call the Adoption Center at 615-444-1144 or email