PEGGY FISCHEL IS one of six volunteers who staff Homeward Bound’s new HUB program that offers supplemental food, parasite preventatives and medical-care subsidies for the pets of qualifying low-income families.
Independent photo/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s humane society, has launched a new program that will help low-income residents having a tough time affording their beloved pets.
It’s called the HUB, and it provides supplemental food, parasite preventatives and subsidies for qualifying folks to get medical care for their pet dogs and cats. Client households must have an income no greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline, which is currently $51,500 for a family of four.
The HUB owes its existence to generous donations, grant support, volunteers and hard work by Homeward Bound...