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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers



CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

CBS4 Denver ran a story on January 18, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and Colorado Pet Pantry giving food and pet food to a furloughed government employee:

Coloradans across the state have graciously given food to those impacted by the government shutdown. However, one local group decided to take it one step further, by making sure financially-strained government employees also have what they need to feed their pets.

James Lamb, an employee of the Bureau of Land Management, told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas, the shutdown was forcing him to rely on others to make ends meet. With a large family and several cats and dogs, Lamb was not financially prepared to go without pay for weeks on end.

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