New petition asks for food stamps for pets

News

(KRQE) – A national petition launched online calls for pet food to be included in SNAP, or food stamp benefits.

Currently, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, only covers food for people.

The person who created the petition says people’s financial status can change at any time and they should not have to give up their family pet simply because they hit a rough patch.

So far, the petition has more than 80,000 signatures.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Now Trending on KRQE.com

Weather

More Video Forecast

Enter to Win

Don't Miss