The Prince Chunk Foundation was recently founded to prevent struggling pet owners from abandoning their pets in tough economic times, according to an article from NYdailynews.com .

The foundation was started by the Damiani family and was named after Chunk, the cat they adopted after finding him wandering the streets of Voorhees, N.J., USA, weighing 44 pounds. The foundation is funded by donations and provides free veterinary care and petfood to pet owners in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

"We want to aid pet owners who are going through a financial crisis so they don't have to make the decision between caring for themselves and caring for their pets," said Vince Damiani.