Manassas, VA Opens New Pet Food Pantry

By isak, June 20, 2009

Prince William SPCA Opens Pet Food Pantry

Donations of Food Being Accepted for Families in Need
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 — Prince William SPCA Opens Pet Food Pantry in Manassas, VAWhen tough times strike, people turn to food pantries to keep from going hungry. But you will not find any canned vegetables or boxes of macaroni and cheese at the Prince William SPCA’s new pet food pantry, which is the first of its kind in the area. Located in the lobby of the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center in Manassas, the pet food pantry opened this past weekend and is now stocked with cat and dog food.

“Families in our community who fall on hard times should not be concerned that they need to give up a beloved pet because they cannot afford food. The pantry keeps families together and numbers down at the local shelters. We feel this is a win-win for everyone,” says Prince William SPCA President Melissa Korzuch.

Needy families in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County may visit the pantry anytime during regular hours twice per month to receive assistance. There are no income requirements but is recommended that people using this service only take what they need so that others may also be helped. The pantry is funded by donations so at times food may be limited. Korzuch adds, “This program is not meant to be a long-term solution but rather a helping hand when times are tough. We hope that everyone who uses this program will give back to it when their circumstances change.”

The pantry is accepting donations of unopened wet or dry pet food for puppies, dogs, kittens and cats and will also accept bird, rabbit, and other small animal food. Donations of gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Wegmans, and other stores where pet food is sold may be mailed directly to the Prince William SPCA at PO Box 6631, Woodbridge, VA 22195. The pantry receives no subsidy from state, city or county agencies and relies entirely on the public to stock its shelves.
The community is asked to support the pantry by helping to collect food. It is very easy to support this project by simply placing a donation box at work, school, church or your favorite place of business. Visit the Prince William SPCA website at for a sign that can be downloaded and placed on donation collection boxes. Parents, teachers or scout/4-H leaders should note that collecting donations for the pantry is a fantastic way to get children and teens involved with helping animals, especially during the summer months.

Pet Food Pantry is open: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri, 10 am – 1 pm AND 4 pm – 6 pm; Wednesday, 5 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 10 am – 1 pm; Closed Sundays and Holidays. The Manassas City Animal Adoption Center is located at 10039 Dean Dr. in Manassas, Va. From Route 28 (Nokesville Road) turn eastbound onto Wellington Road. Make the first right onto Dean Drive. They are the second business on the right.

About the Prince William SPCA
The Prince William SPCA was established to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia, area. Donations are tax-deductible and may be mailed to: PWSPCA, PO Box 6631, Woodbridge, VA 22195.. This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Their goal is to end the killing of adoptable cats and dogs in the greater Prince William County region by promoting and supporting programs involving mutually beneficial relations between people and companion animals. For more information about the Prince William SPCA, visit and follow us on Twitter at

Melissa Korzuch
President, Prince William SPCA
Phone: 571/222-0033
Photos available upon request.
reprinted from PRWEB website


  1. Dawn Burke says:

    I need emergency help with a vet bill my cat needs care I am in financial heartship since layoff do to pandamic and I have underline health issues do from cancer I am working to overcome. My kitty Genie is my partner and friend! She is my assit animal and we rent a room. She has been sick only one time prior she was posiined and my vet was able to save her life. She started walking funny three days ago and crying with pain every step. She finally let me look her over and I found a huge lump purtruding out of her skin about a 1/2 inch from her rectum to the left and a 1/2 inch over from her vaginal area. Looks like its full of blood its vary werid. I have to protect her here where I live strange things happen to animals here. She disappeared while I was at a Doctors appointment and returned 5 hours after I returned home groggy and disorientated and shaken. Something could have happened then. Genie is 11 and she has helped alot of people grow along side of me she is a hard worker and a sweet warior. I have no money for ledical care this time. I can’t loose her and she deserves help and a chance to live. After a long three year wait on a senior hud housing list we just got excepted gor out own apartment where she and I can be safe. This was an abussive rental situatiin for us both. I was excepted for the apartment this last Monday. We need vet bills paid. I lleft a message for vet yesterday no reply so far I will tey today. Lancaster California and she is not going to het over this without care has to be lanced and drained it looks like and now sure what caused it! Pleases Help. I ha e t go in to have all my teeth pulled by the county on monday do to the 4 yzars of chemo meds and I would like to know she is being treated at the same time. I am covered I would live for her to be as well. Thank you please respond ASAP Dawn Burke (818)-307-1355 Actively looking for work from hole for remote work. HELP SOS

    • isak says:

      I’m sorry, but we do not offer funds. Maybe someone reading this can help. You might also ask local rescue group for help/suggestions.

      From the description you gave, it does sound like a boil. This may help:

      Place a warm, wet cloth on the boil for 20 to 30 minutes, or as long as you can, for four to five times per day. You can cover it with a heating pad to provide additional warmth. In time, the boil may open on its own.

      When it does, wash the affected area with soap and water and dress with a sterile bandage. You can also use an over-the-counter antiseptic preparation like Bacitracin, Neosporin, or Betadine if the wound is small, but cover it or put an e-collar on your cat so she doesn’t lick the ointment off. You can also flush out the wound with a salt water rinse containing 2 teaspoons of table salt per cup of warm water several times a day. You can do this as a compress or fill a turkey baster or syringe (without the needle) with the salt water mixture, then squirt it gently into the wound until the liquid runs out clear

      Keep using heat for the next few days to promote draining, washing the area twice daily and applying a fresh bandage every time.

      Good luck to you both. Sounds like you have a lot going on. Congrats on the new apartment and keep Genie inside.

  2. LORA says:

    Do you have a pick-up place closer to 22191 area for pet food for a cat?

    My cat was a stray and does better on Science diet food, otherwise gains weight easily. Alos, I need the vaccines to be done for this year but don’t have the money. I’m unemployed. Is there a low cost place to get renewed vaccines for my cat close to me?

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