Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

By isak, December 10, 2009

A week's worth of pet "groceries"I have a new list of Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US to share with everyone. Though it seems to be impossible to locate one definitive source, it is heartening to know their numbers keep growing.

If you are looking for pet food assistance, you might also check with your local pet food pantry as some of them are starting to include pet food. And you might even search Facebook for “Pet Food Pantry” in the groups section.

If you know of anything I have missed or something we should include, please contact me.

See also similar posts on this blog listed below. And good luck to you. Stay strong!


  1. Jessica Lee Overton says:

    I need help with getting dog and cat food

  2. Shawna says:

    Hello my name is Shawna I am on here seeking food assistance for my two cats and my three dogs my three dogs are large dogs I consider one of them extra large and I have two cats and also have a rabbit the rabbit food is very inexpensive.. It is very easy to keep up on but the rest of them is beginning to be a really bad struggle for me I’m actually unemployed at the moment and I have been for a few months I’ve maintained okay but it’s starting to become extremely hard.. I actually myself go without sometimes to make sure they have food but that’s the right thing to do I feel like in my eyes.. I’m just getting to the point I really need some help if there’s any assistance out there to get. I would greatly appreciate anything I can get would be so thankful and I’m sure my animals and my doggies and cats would thank you and be so happy.

    • isak says:

      Hey Shawna. I’m so sorry to hear your news. I’m not sure where you are located, but my suggestion is to reach out to local rescue groups. They may not be able to provide food, but they can be a good source for suggestions. Also many food banks for people now stock pet supplies, so check your area for those including ones run by local churches. Sometimes even humane societies and veterinarians will help.

      Stores generally throw away broken bags of pet food, so check with the stores in your area.

      I hope these options will give you some ideas. And best to you and your extended animal family.

  3. Pauline Hicks says:

    I live in Goshen ind I need help to feed my dog I am deaf in both ears with out aids I can here in the day time but at night time I need my dog Cricket can u help me out with some food for him and can u tell whee I can go and get some or if someome can drop it at my door I also can’t drive because of my disable

    • isak says:

      Please check with your local people food banks. They are often stocking pet food these days. Also check with your local animal rescue groups to see if they have suggestions for food for your Cricket.

  4. adrienne mackeever says:

    for years i donater to animal charities now i need help i live on a fixed income [social security]& not a lot im 81 yrs & have 4 cats [all the same family] ive had them for 5 yrs now i was hoping to get a good raise in my soc sec check for the month but as you know it was very little $4.00 for me i cannot aford to feed my babies now i have 4 cats they have been with me for 5 yrs now they cry from hunger its breaking my heart i may have to take them to a shelter but to think they might be killed is just too much to bare please please 732 780 8401 freehold nj 0772 help tell me where to get food help for them i have gone many a nite wi30 helen avethout dinner just to feed them im 81 i just cant handle this anymore thank you adrienne mackeever

    • isak says:

      Give these folks a call and see if they can help you with food assistance: Adopt-a-pet
      (732) 462-5184.

      Have you contacted your local food banks for people? They often provide pet food as well ad people food. And because they are local to you, they know more options than we do. Many food pantries are run through area churches, so check your churches, too. Some Meals on Wheels programs provide pet food. Contact your local pet rescue groups and ask if they know who can help you with food. If you feel you must give up your babies, reach out to rescue groups before you take them to a shelter. But I think their company is very good for you.

    • isak says:

      I have reached out to some organizations in your area asking them to help you. Please let me know if you hear from them.

  5. Karen says:

    This is great news and very helpful! Keep spreading the word that these pet pantries are out there to help in tough times!
    I also wanted to let you know that on our website we are donating $1 to one of five different pet pantries one behalf each new user that adds their profile (no charges ever apply with our site-it is for fun and information only!)
    Thanks for all you do!

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