SAN ANTONIO -- A non-profit group is making sure people's furry friends don't go hungry by offering food stamps for pets.

Megan Stearns works with the Chittenden County Humane Society in Burlington, Vt. She has witnessed an increase in animals abandoned at the shelter for the last two years.

Stearns believes the increase is due to a downturn in the economy. She is determined to find out if food stamps for pets will help owners who can't afford to take care of their animals.

She believes pet owners do plan for the cost of raising a pet, however, financial situations sometimes change.

Although the non-profit is funded solely through donations and grants, their idea has received mixed reviews.

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