Is it grammatically correct to use "who" for non-persons such as organizations, animals?

Consider a question

Q1: "Who should I feed?" and the answer

A1: "Feed the hungry, your friends and your pets."

Would the answer be grammatically correct if it includes "pets", but the question had a pronoun "who"?

A similar example:

Q2: "Who should I donate money to?"

A2: "Donate the money to the poor and to the universities."

Would the example answer be grammatically correct if it mentions universities which are organizations rather than persons?

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    Anything that can be either viewed as an agent or a group of humans, metaphoric or generic, can use who as an interrogative pronoun. That covers all your examples. – John Lawler May 13 '15 at 22:09

Who or what are your basic choices here. Pets can also be considered addressed by who.

  • @ScotM: the question specifically asked about pets. – Peter Shor May 14 '15 at 2:27

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