Bowling Green, Ky. – Code Compliance and Animal Protection in Bowling Green received a truckload of pet supplies from online pet supply retailer Chewy.com. The city gave away all its goods to people who entered their names in its database.
Many people are struggling to afford the supply of pets, many of which have risen in price due to inflation. This has made it difficult for many people to afford their pets and has been a driver in the crisis levels of many humane societies in America.
Brad Shargorodsky, Division Manager of Code Compliance and Animal Protection, was happy to be able to help people care for their pets.
“The city understands that there are a lot of pet owners and, you know, there are people here in the city who are struggling financially. And so we hope to accomplish a lot of that and that will provide free pets, working closely with our community partners,” Schargorodski said.
For others in the code compliance office, such as administration specialist Pam Boose, it was the best way to engage with community members.
“That’s my bread and butter. I love talking to people and interacting with the public and whatever we can do to try to help them or help them solve a problem, You know, we’re really here. I mean, I know a lot of people think that code compliance is just about issuing citations and fines and things like that. But we’re getting to our point. Visually, it’s more of an education job,” Boaz said.
The office received over 1,000 entries for items to be received this year and was happy to fill the orders.