Breaking: Logo for Pet Food Stamps Finalized
Amsterdam, NY (July 30, 2013)
As part of the new campaign rolling out pet food stamps in Montgomery County, the Department of Social Services has completed its survey for the logo on its EBT Pet cards, or ‘EPIC’ as its called by local administrators.
DSS COmmissioner Gibby Taway released the following statement:
“As the first and only county in the nation to offer food stamps to pets, we wanted to make sure that we got the logo just right. We think taxpayers will appreciate our careful work in choosing a proper logo — the $238 thousand in market research and logo development is a small price to pay for kickstarting this essential program for our local pet owners. Our results show the following results based upon our online survey:
– Garfield: 8%
– Snoopy : 12%
– Scooby-Doo: 34%
– Astro: 6%
– Pitbull: 40%
We look forward to rolling out this program in the coming weeks and getting our local pets the meals they deserve”
Some local supervisors were not happy with the program announcement, “This is an outrage to taxpayers. I’m not sure what all this ‘badonka donk’ and ‘Tonka truck’ are about but taxpayers deserve better. Thankfully it’s not Scooby and his gang, I was afraid they would have gotten away with it.”
We will report more details as they become available. A listing of FAQs follows this story.
FAQs on EPIC
Who pays for EPIC?
EPIC is wholly funded by Montgomery County taxpayers at the behest of downstate state legislators.
What if I already get food stamp benefits?
You may see an adjustment on your benefits to help pay for the new EPIC program. The computation is somewhat complex but your adjustment varies proportionately with your ability to translate the following: “Puedo utilizar cupones para alimentos para comprar langosta y tatuajes.”
What is covered by pet food stamps?
Only top tier items for your beloved pet — imported herring and sirloin tips — to name a few. If your pet smokes, you may be eligible for offbrand discounts of up to 20% off retail if using your EPIC card. We are sorry but we cannot cover pipe and cigars at this time although we seek to address this in the future.
How do I learn more?
Please contact your local radio station — your trusted source for local information on DSS programs.