PJ’s Pet Food Pantry
Pamela Roberts provides a valuable service locally with her non-profit PJ’s Pet Food Pantry. Located at 3060 Holly Springs Parkway the pantry is helping those who can’t afford to feed their pets due to their economic situation. Roberts said the nonprofit got its name from her late companion of 11 years—PJ, an American Bulldog who passed away in 2009 from a brain tumor. It was after PJ’s passing that Roberts said she began frequenting the shelter to donate her time. Due to overwhelming number of animals staying at the Cherokee County Animal Shelter, Roberts said she and her husband, both of whom also are animal lovers, decided to spearhead a pet food pantry to help people who couldn’t afford to feed their pets, no matter the reason. Mrs. Roberts utilizes empty office space in her business, Rightway Construction, so she is able to keep her overhead costs low. The pantry provides a variety of services including education on animal care, pet food and supplies, dog houses and blankets. Each person meets directly with Pamela by appointment only on Tuesdays. Mrs. Roberts indicated that the need is growing daily and she gets requests from throughout the community. She is seeking donations for food and supplies as well as sponsors for the pantry. If you are interested in donating items or need assistance please call Mrs. Roberts at 678-528-7829. You can also find out more information about PJ’s Pet Food pantry by visiting their website at www.pjspetfoodpantry.org.