Pet Food Assistance for Dogs & Cats
Home At Last (HAL) can no longer supply each and every community member who comes to the shelter and asks for food for their pet. We have found that there are too many people who are abusing the generosity of HAL which hurts those who are really in need. Because funds and food are limited, the program should supplement your monthly supply of pet food and not be the sole source of food for pets. You should expect to purchase food for your pets in addition to receiving the program food to meet their full nutritional need.
The HAL Pet Food Pantry is a program designed to help struggling community members feed their cats and dogs. Any individual who is experiencing hard times (excluding caretakers of feral cat colonies) can take advantage of this program so long as they are willing to abide by the few guidelines set in place. This program is NOT available to other rescue groups or shelters.
Food Supply Guidelines
How do I receive food?
To receive food, all clients must come to the HAL Offices in person to complete the enrollment form. Because we require proof of ID and Assistance, online forms are not available. Enrollment forms must be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. Photo identification is also required
You will be asked to show identification when you come to pick up food. This will help us find your information more quickly, allow us to make updates to your form, confirm your legal address, and verify you are the person receiving the service. Please remember to bring a valid driver’s license, ID card or some form of photo identification that has your name and address.
What else is needed besides my ID to Qualify?
You must provide proof of government assistance or low income. Once proof is provided, you may receive food for the months during which you need assistance.
Examples of programs qualify:
- Food Stamps
- Section 8 Public Housing
- Other qualifying government assistance program as determined by HAL staff
Food is available first come, first served
The HAL Pet Food Pantry is a first come, first served program. We will give out food ONLY Wednesday and Thursdays from 1-4 PM. If you come at any other time or day, you will be asked to return.
Amount of pet food supplied
This program is intended to help supplement the food you purchase for your dogs and cats. We will provide you with part of the amount of food needed to feed your pets for one month. Food amounts for dogs are based on the dog’s weight. All cats receive a set amount of food regardless of size.
Pets must be spayed/neutered
We require that any cats or dogs you are feeding on the program must be spayed/neutered. If any of these animals are not spayed/neutered, you will be given two opportunities to comply before we are unable to continue helping you with food. If you need financial assistance with spaying or neutering any of your pets, please let us know. We would love to help! Ask about our voucher program and see if you qualify for a voucher for spay/neuter.
Picking up food for others
You can pick up food for yourself and one other person only. You must be listed as an “authorized” pickup person. To authorize someone to pick up your food, you must come to the Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry and update your client form in person.
No new pets, please! We cannot stress this enough!
We know you want to help us save all the homeless animals in our community; however, we urge you to refrain from bringing more pets into your home than you currently have. If you find a dog or cat that needs help, we will be happy to give you information on different animal rescue resources.
Dates when food is distributed
Food is handed out at the food shed behind the main building. We will give out food ONLY Wednesday and Thursdays from 1-4 PM .
Our Emergency Pet Food Program is being funded through the generosity of the Petco Foundation.