The Pet Food Pantry Program is here to help when you are struggling to feed your beloved pet. We understand that people fall on hard times and we offer that lifeline to help. When COVID-19 hit us in March of 2020 we launched our Drive-thru Pet Food Pantry and cars lined up for food. We met individuals, families and friends of neighbors who couldn’t drive show up at our Knoxville shelter for help. It was heartbreaking to see the need but at the same time heartwarming to see our community come together.
Those more fortunate dropped off dozens of bags of donated food to help support the program. Supporters gave us much needed donations to purchase what was needed in addition to our donations. Not one person or family left without some supplemental food to Help Keep Pets and People Together.
In a few short weeks your donations helped more than 30 families keep 69 dogs and 46 cats in their homes. Your support also helped community cat caregivers provide food to 34 cats. Did you know that community cats are often cats that are just abandoned by their owners? An amazing 1493 pounds of dry dog food, 230 cans of wet dog food, 472 pounds of dry cat food, 349 cans of wet cat food and 294 pounds of litter was distributed to families in need.
Please consider supporting our Pet Food Pantry by making a donation
today. Our biggest need is often for cats in home but a $25 donation today will provide a small bag of food and litter for a cat or some dry dog food for the pet owner who is struggling to keep their pet in their home. Your monthly donation
to this program ensures that all companion animals in need have full bellies when they rest their head at the end of the night.
If you prefer to drop off a donation our Pet Help/Clinic patio is covered and checked daily for donations. Food, litter, and treats are protected from the elements. We welcome gently used bowls, beds, litter boxes, leashes, collars and new toys (for sanitary purposes) too. Or, if you make a donation we will make sure that it goes directly to the support of the Pet Help Program and the items we need to keep this program running and our community provided for when they find themselves in need.