Due to the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity is up 46%. This impacts many aspects of our lives, including the pets we love. In response to this new reality, many organizations have opened and expanded pet pantry programs.
A pet pantry is a community program supporting pet parents and keeping animals in loving homes. These programs offer pet supplies and care to families in need.
These programs are essential to keep loved pets out of overcrowded shelters and keep families together. This means local shelters can focus on animals in need of homes.
Pet pantries are important resources year round for many members of their communities. The supplies on their shelves support veterans, domestic violence survivors, and can be essential in disaster relief. When fires, floods, or hurricanes strike, pet pantries serve as a safety net to those with family animals.
How to Help
Donations to pet pantries are transferred directly into the hands of those most in need. With so many stray, neglected, and abused animals in need, loved family pets should never end up in shelters because of temporary economic hardship.
Donate a meal to a pet pantry today to keep food bowls full.
Our goal is that no family is faced with the decision to relinquish their pet because they cannot afford to feed them. READ MORE
Pasco County Animal Services is dedicated to creating, nurturing, and most of all, preserving the human-animal bond between Pasco residents and their pets. READ MORE
Our Pet Pantry program has operated in our community in many different ways for almost 10 years. We have partnered with other organizations to distribute pet food to our community at human food pantries, we have held pop-up events in the community, and currently distribute pet food to our community at our facility. READ MORE
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