But in the last few years, a new program has taken off in Ada County and it is putting a strain on cat food supplies this month.
"What happened was the Meals on Wheels program for people was delivering human food to senior citizens who had pets as well and they found that those individuals were feeding part of their meal to their pets because they didn't have a way to go out and get pet food as well," says Hannah Parpart, Communications Director for the Idaho Humane Society.
So a pet food Meals on Wheels program ensures that elderly pet owners can give their animals a healthy diet. Every month bags of dog and cat food are distributed to those who can't go out and get it themselves.
"This month it just so happens that we have pretty much no cat food, not enough cat food to fill the order. We need about 1200 pounds of cat food each month to do Meals on Wheels and we are seeking donations to help with that," says Parpart.
The majority of donations come in small quantities from individual donors, so it is likely your one bag of donated cat food will be much appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off at the Idaho Humane Society, located at 4775 Dorman St. in Boise or at the PetSmart Adoption Center at 130 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise.