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« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2009, 09:54:20 AM »

California-Ventura County-

Humane Society of Ventura County
402 Bryant Street
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-6505 or 805-656-5031

Ventura County Star October 21, 2009

"The Humane Society in Ojai says it does pass out free pet food donated to the nonprofit organization to pet owners in need when it can, but it has no formal program."
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« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2009, 09:55:25 AM »

California-San Francisco-

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
1550 Bryant Street Suite 450 
San Francisco  CA  94103

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans

The eight objectives of VET SOS are to:

Provide on-site veterinary wellness exams
Administer vaccinations
Administer canine and feline flea/tick/mosquito preventative
Provide on-site testing for heartworm disease, Felv, FIV, Parvo virus
Administer anti-parasitic medications
Distribute donated supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, muzzles, ID tags, animal sweaters, beds, and carriers
Provide education about responsible pet ownership
Provide referrals and transportation for urgent care and for spay-neutering surgeries
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« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2009, 09:56:24 AM »


City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
2127 Front Street
Sacramento CA 95818
916 . 808 . 7387

In the spirit of giving, the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services is kicking off a pet food bank. Named after the shelter's resident cat, Titanic's Pantry will provide food and supplies to companion animals in our community. The shelter is requesting donations from individuals and businesses to keep this program on-going.

The pet food bank begins on Tuesday, November 24. We will distribute during shelter hours on Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. We are closed on Sundays, Mondays, and city holidays.

The goal of the food bank is to keep people and their pets together by providing food and supplies. The shelter strives to be a resource for individuals and families who are not able to afford food for their companion animals. Recipients are required to live in the city limits of Sacramento. It is preferred that the food bank recipient's animal(s) are altered, vaccinated, and licensed. For those animals that are not, the shelter will provide resources to do so.

This is a brand-new pet food bank which just opened its doors.  Suggest contacting them about how one qualifies to receive food and supplies from Titanic's Pantry.


Sacramento Scoop December 14, 2009

"In an effort to keep pets in their homes, the Sacramento County Animal Care Department is soliciting donations of unopened canned and dry pet food from the public for the newly-launched Pet Pantry Program. The goal of this program is to provide pet food to families who may need some extra assistance in caring for their animals. The program is open to any family in need in the Sacramento area.

"Donations to the pet pantry can be made at any time during shelter hours. Pet food is distributed to those in need on Thursdays and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. People participating in the program will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to help track program results. "
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« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2009, 09:56:57 AM »


Mercer Veterinary Clinic
P.O. Box 297
Davis, CA 95617
530.752.1143 (messages)

Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless is a 501(C)3 non-profit, student-operated organization providing free care for the animal companions of the homeless. The clinic meets one Saturday morning a month (8: 30 AM - 3 PM) at Loaves and Fishes, 1321 C Street, a Sacramento, California organization which provides an array of services to the homeless.

In addition to improving the lives of the pets of the homeless, Mercer Veterinary Clinic works to reduce pet over-population. Clients are counseled on the benefits of spaying and neutering. Surgery is provided at no cost, usually at a spay/neuter clinic held the day after, should the owners elect to alter their animals.

Mercer Clinic provides the pets of homeless individuals with basic veterinary care, access to emergency care and pet food, all free of charge. It is open on the second Saturday of each month, staffed by faculty and private veterinarians who volunteer their time and supervise the veterinary students.
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« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2009, 09:58:14 AM »

California-Long Beach-

Everything Long Beach November 19, 2009

For the second year in a row, Mayor Bob Foster and Food Finders are partnering to help shrinking food bank supplies in the Long Beach area. This year’s food drive will also include a request for pet food donations to help out Long Beach pet owners and their animal friends. Food donation barrels will be placed in 24 locations throughout the city. Canned or packaged food donations will be accepted starting today until Jan. 31, 2010.

All of the food donated during the drive will benefit local residents. Long Beach-based Food Finders will pick up and distribute the donated food to more than 100 organizations in Long Beach.

We have seen an even greater need this year with at least a 60% increase in demand from some of our partner food banks,” said Arlene Mercer, Food Finders executive director. “Additionally, all of our partner organizations have told us that people are also requesting pet food.”

The Friends of Long Beach Animals will assist this year by collecting and distributing pet food donations to owners who are finding it a challenge to provide for themselves and their pets.

Food Finders, Inc. is a multi-regional food bank that serves as a conduit between the donors, service agencies and people in need. The non-profit provides food to feed the impoverished and hungry people, and referral services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Donation drop off locations at link.

Office Address
Friends of Long Beach Animals
3815 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 4
Long Beach, CA 90807

Mailing Address
Friends of Long Beach Animals
P.O. Box 92736
Long Beach, CA 90809-2736

562 988-SNIP
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« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2009, 09:59:45 AM »

California-Oakland/Bay area-Contra Costa County-

Contra Costa Times November 21, 2009

"This week, Contra Costa Humane Society, a nonprofit organization in Pleasant Hill focused on animal-welfare issues, announced an innovative program to help families facing financial crisis keep their pets — the AniMeals Pet Food Bank.

"CCHS has teamed up with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and Pet Food Express to help these families keep their pets. AniMeals Pet Food Bank collects pet food via food drives and
barrels in stores, and gives out this food at Food Bank distribution sites around Contra Costa County.

""We're not just helping the pets by keeping them in their homes," says CCHS Executive Director David Stegman. "For some of these struggling people, their pets are the only comfort they have in their lives. Pets are an important part of the family. And our goal is keeping families together."

"In one of its first food drives, a 13-year-old girl from Orinda selected AniMeals as her bat mitzvah service project. Savannah's guests brought 300 pounds of food. "I think it's a really important thing," she said. "Not only do the pets need the food but the people need the company. If you have a pet and it dies of starvation, that's not very motivational."

"AniMeals celebrates its official launch Nov. 28 at the grand opening of Pet Food Express in Walnut Creek (1388 S. California St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and see what the program is all about. Pet Food Express is giving 20 percent off all purchases on that day — so donate some pet food!

"CCHS needs volunteers to help with pet food collection and distribution. Find out more about AniMeals and how you can help by calling their volunteer department at 925-279-2247, ext. 301, or by visiting

Contra Costa Humane Society
609 Gregory Lane, Suite 210
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
(925) 279-2247
Fax:  (925) 279-2249

CCHS takes donations of unopened and un-expired dog and cat food here at our office in Pleasant Hill as well as at pet-friendly sites around the county, and hosts monthly food drives.  Please stay tuned for a list of donation sites.

To find out further information on AniMeals, please email us at
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« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2009, 10:00:52 AM »


The Cat People
P.O. Box 13610
Bakersfield, CA 93389

Supplies Give-Away programs
Over the last few years, many responsible cat owners have experienced financial hardships but do not want to give up their precious cats. On a sign-up basis, owners are given pet food, litter and other supplies as needed. This is made possible though fundraisers and generous donators who know how important it is to be able to keep our pets through difficult times.
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« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2009, 10:01:29 AM »

California-Grass Valley-Nevada County-

Animal Save
520 East Main St, Ste A
Grass Valley, CA  95945
Spay & Neuter Clinic:  (530) 477-1706
Animal-Related Calls & General Questions: (530) 271-7071, ext 206

AnimalSave’s Low Income Food Distribution Program is intended to supplement the food that families (no commercial or government entities) provide their companion animals. This food is not intended to be the sole source of food for your dogs, cats or feral cat colonies. We accept applications for this program from people who live in Nevada County. AnimalSave only provides food for animals that have been spayed or neutered. Applications are available at the AnimalSave Thrift and treasures store, or call 271-7071 for more information
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« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2009, 10:02:05 AM »

California-Los Angeles area-

1546 N. Argyle Avenue
Hollywood, CA. 90028


The PAWS/LA Client Services are designed to ease the financial, physical and emotional challenges of caring for a companion animal, both in and outside of the home.  To that end, PAWS/LA provides a comprehensive package of essential animal support services — all at no charge. 

All services are provided on a case-by-case basis as funds are available.


      Subsidized veterinary care

      Spay/neuter services

      Pet food & supply distribution

      Grooming assistance

      Temporary foster care

      Dog walking

      Litter box maintenance

      Animal transport

There are 2 types of programs-one for people with disabling illnesses (PAD) and another for seniors (PACE).  More information about each is at the link.
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« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2009, 10:02:59 AM »

California-Monterey County-

SPCA for Monterey County
1002 Highway 68
P.O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA.  93942

Pet Meals

"The SPCA, in collaboration with local Meals On Wheels organizations, is lifting this burden. In addition to the usual delivered meals, Meals On Wheels volunteers now deliver pet food provided by The SPCA and our generous supporters. This program ensures that people receiving delivered meals no longer feel the need to share their food with their pets. BestPet Care & Supplies in Pacific Grove and The Feed Trough in Salinas also help to support this program."

Pet Food Bank

The SPCA Pet Food Bank for Monterey County helps pet owners who are faced with giving up their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them.  The SPCA Pet Food Bank is supported by cash donations and donations of unexpired, unopened pet food. 

Many needy families in our community are pet owners who love their pets but are having a difficult time providing food for both their families and their pets.  This new program reduces the risk of families being forced to give up their beloved pets because they can’t afford to feed them.  Individuals experiencing economic difficulties, especially those with no close family, are particularly in need of their pet’s unconditional love and companionship.   

To Donate: 
Unopened and unexpired pet food may be brought to The SPCA, located at 1002 Highway 68, directly across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The SPCA is open to receive pet food seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Donations may also be brought to The SPCA Benefit Shop, Collier's in Salinas, St. Mary's by the Sea in Pacific Grove, and the Feed Trough in Salinas.  Please contact The SPCA if you are a business owner who would like to donate a large amount of food.  You can also donate online to support the SPCA Pet Food Bank for Monterey County.

To Receive Help: 
If you are in need of aid to keep your pet in your home, please visit The SPCA.  Pet food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For additional information, please contact The SPCA at 373-2631 or 422-4721 or email us
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« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2009, 10:03:45 AM »

California-Oceanside-San Diego area-

North County Humane Society
2905 San Luis Rey Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: 760-757-HELP (4357)
Fax: 760-757-3547

Project KEPPT (Keeping Every Person and Pet Together)

Project KEPPT offers help with:

Pet food
Pet friendly housing
behavior problems

Project KEPPT is designed to provide resources, education, and services to assist pet owners in need who reside in the cities of Oceanside and Vista. This will help stretch resources and keep families and their pets together during times of crisis; thereby preventing the pets from being turned into an animal shelter.

Pet Food Bank information

More information on Project KEPPT and the various services it offers at the Project KEPPT link.

Update-this organization has merged with the San Diego Humane Society--they are now known as San Diego Humane Society and SPCA North Campus.
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« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2009, 10:04:21 AM »

California-San Diego area-

P.A.W.S. San Diego County, Inc.
4455 Euclid Avenue
San Diego CA 92115
619-297-PAWS (7297)
Fax: 619-393-0322
Toll free: 1-866-348-7297

Here's what a client receives:

Pet food & Supplies
P.A.W.S. clients and their companion animals receive free pet food, cat litter and other supplies.  Each month friendly volunteer drivers deliver food right to the doorstep.  Clients may also opt to pick up food at the Euclid office on designated days.

Veterinary assistance
Clients receive $200 in vet vouchers for veterinary services per pet each year. All appointments and estimates are approved by P.A.W.S. prior to being sent to the vet.  Services are limited as we do not provide for spay/neuter, vaccines, on-going medications, teeth cleaning or nail trimming.

Animal transportation
Clients may request assistance with transportation of their companion animals to and from veterinarian and grooming appointments.

Recipients of PAWS assistance must be:

A resident of San Diego County
Low income (less than $1,200 a month income) and
Either elderly, chronically ill or disabled
Your companion animal must be:

Spayed or neutered
Licensed (dogs only)
Current with all their vaccinations and shots.
I qualify.  What next?

There is currently a 4 month waiting list to become a client.

Please CALL the P.A.W.S. office Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm to reserve your place on the list.

619-297-7297 or 1-866-348-7297
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« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2009, 10:04:58 AM »

California-San Francisco-

Pets Are Wonderful Support
645 Harrison St, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415.979.9550
Fax: 415.979.9269

Services Available to PAWS Clients

• Preventative veterinary care
• Emergency veterinary care (up to $200)
• Dog walking (for clients not ambulatory or very ill)
• Cat litter box changing
• Transportation to/from vet or grooming appointments
• Grooming
• Emergency foster care
• Food delivery for homebound or ill clients
• Pet Food Bank

Please call our main phone line (415.979.9550) anytime to verify whether or not you are eligible to begin the client intake process. Social Workers, Case Managers, or other representatives may call on behalf of a prospective client. We accept clients throughout the month depending on availability of space. We maintain a waiting list and are able to inform prospective clients of the month that his/her intake process can resume.

San Francisco residents
Gross income no greater than $1850 per month
Diagnosis of disabling HIV, AIDS, other disabling illness, or
Age 60 or older
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« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2009, 10:06:09 AM »

California-Los Angeles Area-

Animal Health Foundation
12021 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 264 Los Angeles, CA 90025.

"Pet Meal Delivery Programs:

"The Animal Health Foundation has worked in cooperation with and provided the seed money for the Volunteers of America to provide in-home pet food delivery and other needed services to qualifying individuals.

"Pet care advice, training information and other assistance is available to senior citizens in targeted areas of Southern California."
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« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2009, 10:06:46 AM »

California-San Diego area-

Helen Woodward Animal Center
6461 El Apajo Road Rancho
Santa Fe, CA 92067

All mail correspondence to Helen Woodward Animal Center must be addressed to:

P.O. Box 64
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Phone: (858) 756-4117
Fax: (858) 756-1466


"Our popular AniMeals program offers free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people throughout San Diego County. AniMeals helps keep people and their companion pets together by removing logistical and financial obstacles to ensure that clients will always be able to provide nutritious meals for their beloved pets. For many homebound individuals, a dog or cat is more than a pet; it can provide friendship, joy, and a reason for living. Studies show that animal ownership also lowers illness levels and mortality rates.

"The program, which works in cooperation with Meals-on-Wheels and other organizations, began in 1984 and is one of only several like it in the United States. Expanded in 1993, AniMeals now serves pets throughout San Diego County. Dedicated HWAC volunteers pick up, package, and deliver donated pet food. Donation bins are located at various PETCO and Vons stores throughout the county. Contact the AniMeals office at (858) 756-4117, extension 341 for more information."

Donation drop-off locations at link.
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