Thankful Paws originally started out as a food bank for pets. In the beginning, we were often told, ''if they can't afford the pet, they shouldn't have one.'' It was through this statement and lack of understanding that encouraged us to establish the educational and other outreaches now available.
The charity was founded by Lynn Molnar, who is currently serving as our President. She is also adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University.
Education & Presentations
We offer motivational and informational programming to people of all ages and in all settings. We have taught at Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, dozens of private and public elementary schools and numerous community organizations.
Some topics are:
Why We Need Pet Food Banks In Every Community
The Health Benefits of Pets - Zooeyia
Pet Food and Nutrition
Pet Safety and Disaster Preparedness
Basic Pet Care
The History and Future of Dogs In Society
Food Drive & Fundraiser
You can help us by organizing a fundraiser or by hosting a pet food drive for our elderly clients. We also offer step-by-step instructions and support to help you conduct a one-time food drive or fundraiser at your place of worship, work or school. Contact us for more details!
We provide individual and corporate consulting for those interested in starting a pet food bank or adding pet food to their existing food bank services. We have helped establish new pet food banks charities in Massachusetts, Illinois and Kentucky as well as helped traditional pet food banks in Maryland and Delaware provide pet food for their clients.
Pet Food Distributions to Low Income Elderly People in Low Income Housing Facilties in Baltimore County and Harford County
We deliver pet food and supplies to help people feel secure and enjoy the medical, social and physcological bebenfits of having a pet. If you are a resident or a an employee of a low income senior housing facility, and would like our services, just contact us.