Warren Animal Feeding continues the family dream | News

The Warren Animal Feed in downtown Warrenton represents an ongoing family dream fulfillment of making finding food and supplies for pets and livestock easier for the residents of Warren County.

Chris and Jennifer Pierce of the Snow Hill community founded the company in June of 2021 because they learned that many Warren County residents travel outside the area to buy feed and supplies for their animals, or order them online.

After Chris’s death in September 2021, Jennifer and other family members have continued the family business.
“My husband was the pioneer and the vision behind the store,” said Jennifer. He saw a need, especially with the loss of the southern states so that the local population would not have to travel. It was a family decision. We can’t let the dream die.”

Other family members customers are likely to see at the Warren Animal Feed at different times of the week are Jennifer’s mother-in-law, Betty Allen; Jennifer’s son, Dustin Jordan, on Saturday; and her daughter, Georga Pierce, when she graduates from school.

Warren Animal Feed has built a strong customer base of locals and people from as far away as Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount with connections to Warren County.

“We’re constantly improving our selection,” said Jennifer. “We’re winning new customers. Some of the customers have been there from the beginning. We’re here for the community.”

The range of products offered by Warren Animal Feed has grown. The store opened with a range of food for dogs and cats, not many products for livestock. However, community input was, and continues to be, an important factor in determining what Warren Animal Feed needed.
“We wanted to hear from the community what they wanted,” Jennifer said.

With these inputs, the company expanded its line to include horses, cows, chickens, and goats. Today, the business offers dog and cat food, horse and cow feed, swine and chicken food, vaccination shots, (five and nine ways for dogs), nutritional supplements, flea control, wound care products, dog treats, dewormers, livestock blocks, protein tubs, and seasonal products such as corn deer.

In the future, Jennifer and her family plan continued improvements to the building and an expanded inventory of products. Next on the list to be added are pet supplies, such as bowls, leashes, and collars. The Warren Animal Feed team wants the community to continue telling them what they need for their pets and animals.

For Warren County native Jennifer, it’s especially rewarding to run a small business in her local community.

“The opportunities are endless. Support is everything,” she said. “This means filling a need so that local citizens and those passing through Warren County don’t have to travel. Checks the box “.

Jennifer added that downtown Warrenton is an ideal location for a small business, especially with the continued growth in the city and county.

“It’s a good time to be a small business in Warren County,” she said.

Warren Animal Feed is located at 102 College St. , Warrenton, and is open 9am-1pm Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9am-6pm Wednesdays-Fridays, and closed Sundays and Mondays. For more information, even outside of normal business hours, call 252-879-0118. The work is also on Facebook.

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