The Pet Project would like to expand its services to the area

Dear Editor:

I’m writing to let the residents of Isanti County know about a non-profit pet organization that is trying to expand its services to the Cambridge/Isanti area.

The Pet Project ( is an organization that provides donated pet food and supplies to people and their pets in need via their local food pantry. They also help with veterinary costs and give information on pet-friendly housing. The Pet Project’s mission is to keep people and their pets together during hard economic times. This non-profit launched in 2009 and has spread across the Twin Cities and its surrounding suburbs very quickly. People are eager to help and are donating food and money, volunteering their time, and providing other professional services, free of charge, to The Pet Project.

The Pet Project is partnering with Family Pathways Cambridge Food Pantry and we’re currently searching for local businesses and other organizations to become donation collection sites. A volunteer from The Pet Project will pick up all collected donations and bring them to the food pantry. We provide collection bins and signs, so all the business/organization needs to provide is a small space. The Pet Project has brought in pet food and supply donations to Family Pathways Cambridge Food Pantry from the Twin Cities area a few times, but there is much more demand for this assistance than there is supply for us to provide. We are hoping the people of Isanti County can reach out to help their neighbors and pets in need by becoming donation collection sites and/or by donating pet food and supplies at these collection sites. We currently have one collection site in Cambridge, located at the VetCare Clinic in the Village Mall just west of Wal-Mart, but would love to add several more.

In addition, if any business, school, church, or other organization is interested in partnering with The Pet Project to do a Pet Food Drive, or offer their customers discounts if they donate pet food or supplies, we would be very happy to speak with you. It’s a great community and school activity, and also good public relations for those businesses in the area.

Thank you to all who can contribute to this caring endeavor. We hope to keep the Isanti County people and their pets together with your help. Please contact us and let us know if you would like to participate by contacting founder Kim Carrier at [email protected] or volunteer Kris Larson at [email protected]

Kris Larson and Kim Carrier
The Pet Project