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« on: December 17, 2009, 01:00:07 PM »


Episcopal Church of the Advent
901 Baxter Ave.
Louisville,  KY 40204
(502) 451-6066

Advent Food Pantries for both People and Pets (see below) serving neighbors in economic crisis; 4th Saturday of each month, 9 to 11 am. During the months of November and December, the Food Bank is open on the 3rd Saturday.

The Church of the Advent holds an Animal Food Bank on the fourth Saturday of the month to provide pet food (cat and dog) and cat litter to low-income individuals who may be facing the choice of relinquishing their pet companions due to economic hardship.  The Food Bank will rely on donations from parishioners, local pet supply stores, and the general public.  For more information or to make a donation, contact Gail Bonnell (502) 581-1686 or the Church (502) 451-6066 to leave a message.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 01:01:31 PM »

Kentucky-LaGrange-Oldham County-

Humane Society Oldham County
P O Box 727
LaGrange, KY  40031

The Humane Society of Oldham County is an all-volunteer non profit organization located in Oldham County, Kentucky.  We are a no-kill organization and currently involved in:

Providing low-cost spay/neuter clinics for those who cannot afford veterinary care
Humanely managing colonies of feral (wild) cats in our county
Fostering homeless animals
Assisting local residents who need temporary help caring for their animals

For more information on donations, memorials/honorariums, memberships, volunteering,
or any of our programs, please contact us.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 01:02:47 PM »

Kentucky-Mt. Washington-Bullitt County

HOPE for Pets, Inc.
218 Red Cardinal Drive
Mt. Washington, KY  40047

Please contact the one of the following people if you have questions or need additional information.  Or, call 955-3586 and a volunteer will contact you within 24 hours.

HOPE for Pets is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of stray, shelter and companion animals in Bullitt County, Ky.  Our programs are designed to eliminate pet overpopulation and provide assistance for pet care needs to the elderly, low-income and special need members of our community.

On March 1, 2006, we started HOPE on Wheels, a program designed to help the seniors, low-income and special needs residents of our community with their daily pet care needs.  HOPE on Wheels provides  free pet food and delivery for those who qualify.  We also try to assist in basic veterinarian care and spaying/neutering of their pets. Most importantly, we are making a difference in the lives of countless dogs and cats.

Once a month, volunteers pack up the van with dog and cat food, litter and goodies.  They drive to the Senior Center and homes of needy  pet owners – some having no car, living in substandard housing, and unable to read or write.

Applications for HOPE on Wheels at link.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 01:05:14 PM »

Courier-Journal April 19, 2009

Southern Indiana, Lousiville, Kentucky--

Local Church to Open Animal Food Bank

"The Church of the Advent (Episcopal) located at 901 Baxter in the Highlands will be opening an animal food bank to assist low income families/individuals who are faced with the choice of feeding their families or relinquishing their pet companions.

"The food bank will be open on the fourth Saturday of each month beginning with the fourth Saturday in May.

"Dog food, cat food and cat litter will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This new ministry is designed to help provide a solution to the many dogs and cats who are regularly turned into local shelters by their human companions who can no longer afford to feed them.

"The church will depend on donations of food and litter from their parishioners, local pet supply stores, and individuals in the community. For more information or to make a donation, contact Gail Bonnell (502-581-1686) or the Church of the Advent (502-451-6066)"
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 05:28:26 PM »

Kentucky-Garrard County-

Garrard Humane Society C.A.R.E.S.
PO Box 875
214 Richmond
Lancaster, KY 40444

AM January 6, 2010

LANCASTER — The budding Garrard County Humane Society is continuing to assemble itself into a fully-functioning organization.

"At its third-ever meeting Tuesday night, the humane society’s main organizer Mark Hurte announced the organization has received official non-profit status, filed its articles of incorporation and obtained a bank account and P.O. Box in Lancaster.

"Even though the humane society still is in its formative stages, Hurte had news on several fronts where he and others are hopeful the organization will be able to make a difference.

"The humane society has already been able to provide food for animals to five area families and the Garrard County Animal Shelter, Hurte said. Mayor Don Rinthen has offered some storage space to the humane society for any reserves of food and pet supplies it builds up, but the current stock has yet to be moved.

“"Right now my foyer is the food pantry,” Hurte said."


Society's Facebook page

AM News March 20, 2010

"A little more than four months ago, the humane society was just a rough framework of ideas getting tossed around in the First Southern Community Room on the Public Square. Today, it is a county-wide animal welfare organization helping to care for unwanted animals, assisting the local county shelter and needy families with free pet food, and adopting pets out to places as far away as Indiana.

"Before there was a Garrard County Humane Society, there was an informal, grassroots organization known as “Paws for Cause,” also led by Hurte, which was essentially a pet food drive. Hurte ran Paws for Cause out of his house for four years, beginning in 2006.

"People with donations of pet food could drive up to his house, honk their horns, and someone would come out and collect their pet food.

"That food would then be distributed to pet owners who were having to choose between feeding themselves or feeding their pets, Hurte said."
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 08:39:17 PM »

Kentucky-Henderson county-

Humane Society of Henderson County Kentucky
203 Drury Lane
Henderson, KY 42420
Ph: 270-826-8966
Fax: 270-826-8244

Courier Press December 13, 2009

"Donations of cat and dog food are not needed for the shelter animals, however, because the facility has a contract with pet food maker Hills that allows that company to be the sole provider of shelter animals' food.

"However, in an effort to give back to the community, the shelter has started a food bank from which free pet food is available for families who can't afford -- on a temporary basis -- to feed their pets.

""This is our gift to the public to help out at Christmas," shelter manager Patterson said, and for as long as the food is available.

""We now have a retailer who is donating us food," said shelter volunteer Joy Beard, who said that the retailer providing the unbranded food in bulk wishes to remain anonymous.

""We'll scoop it out into bags and give it out," she said.

"Dog and cat foods are both available, and a limited amount of cat litter will also be offered whenever possible.

""It's perfectly good food," Beard said. "It's all donated so we're passing it on to those who might need it at this time of year."

"The main reason the shelter is making the food available to the public, she said, is to help people keep their pets at home instead of surrendering them to the shelter simply because they can't afford to feed them.

""So many people will keep their animal if they can get some help with the food," Patterson said.

"The need for such a program is there, Beard said, based on the number of such requests that the shelter has received in recent weeks.

""As long as we have a supplier, we'll dish it out," she said.

"But despite the interest, Beard said she hopes that people won't misuse the program, which is open to anybody who just says they are having financial difficulty paying for their pet's food right now.

""If people take advantage of it, we'll be forced to quit it," Beard said. "I hope people don't try to take advantage of it if they can afford their own food. They need to save it for the people who actually need it.""

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 09:14:21 PM »

Kentucky-Jessamine county-

Jessamine County S.A.V.E. Center:
Humane Society for Homeless Animals
400 1/2 Park Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: 859-881-0821

Jessamine Journal January 20, 2010

"The Jessamine County S.A.V.E. Center is partnering with the Jessamine County Fiscal Court and the Shelter Committee to create a Pet Food Bank. This food bank is intended to assist individuals with special needs and senior citizens that have dogs or cats.

"The program will assist those special needs and senior citizens feed their animals. The program begins Feb. 1. Anyone or any group wishing to donate dog/cat food for this program is asked to contact the S.A.V.E. Center at 881-0821."

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 07:05:13 AM »

Kentucky-Jessamine county-

To help or be helped

To donate food to or seek assistance from The Critters Cupboard, call Miles King at (859) 489-1309 or (859) 553-2532. May 3, 2010

NICHOLASVILLE — "Miles King has loved animals for as long as he can remember, but he has a new outlet for that affection through a pet food pantry.

"This past winter King, 18, started The Critters Cupboard, a service that collects donated pet food and then distributes it free to people who have fallen on hard times.

""A lady called me two or three weeks ago asking if we had dog food," King said. "She said she had been laid off from work and she had several large dogs in her house, and she didn't want them to go to the pound because she couldn't feed them."

"Animal food banks have sprung up across the country, particularly since the economy turned sour in 2008. Many operate through a local Humane Society chapter, animal shelter, church or some other organization.

"Critters Cupboard is different in that, aside from a few volunteers who will help from time to time, King is pretty much on his own. And while many pantries have clients pick up the food, King delivers it to those who seek help. The food is donated to King by individuals and companies, and he stores it in an unfinished office space.

"People learn about Critters Cupboard through word-of-mouth and from flyers King has posted at the offices of Jessamine County veterinarians.

"There is no income requirement to receive food, and King said he does not screen people to confirm whether the need is legitimate.

""When people are willing to call and say, 'Hey, I need to feed my animals,' they're probably not really out to scam you for a bag of dog food," he said.

"The Jessamine County SAVE Center, the county-funded animal shelter in Nicholasville, began a food pantry for pet owners who are elderly or disabled on Feb. 1. Jenise Smith, director of the shelter, said people can pick up food any time, although that might change to a scheduled monthly time as more people learn about the service.

""I don't think a lot of people know about it yet," Smith said. "There's one little man, bless his heart, and he comes in about every three weeks, and he told me he has three dogs."

"Church of the Advent in Louisville has distributed pet food one Saturday a month for the last year. "We have served well over 2,500 animals," said Gail Bonnell, who directs that operation.

"Key indicators and experts might see improvement in the economy, but Bonnell said she "can't see a vast improvement" based on the need.

""We have our animal food bank open at the same time our human food bank is open, and both of those have increased tremendously and continue to do so," Bonnell said. "We always have people lined up at 7:30 a.m. on the Saturdays we're open, and we generally give away everything we have, human food and animal food."

"Even with two animal food banks in Jessamine, Smith said, "I think there's probably a big-enough need that we can all help people.""
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 12:49:22 PM »

Kentucky-Louisville area-

No Kill Louisville
1031 South 6th Street,
Louisville, KY
Phone number: (502) 296-6515

Hours of Operation:  Every Saturday from 12pm – 3pm

NKL’s Pet Food Bank will provide free 2 week supply of pet food on a first-come basis to families and their pets as all food is donated.  

If you wish to participate, you must do the following:  

1. Complete an application. You can download one* (Note: this link is not working at present) or pick up one at our food bank during most Saturdays between Noon and 3pm  

Application (DOC file)

2. Provide a photo ID (driver’s license, state identification card, etc) or a piece of mail  showing your name and address.

3. And provide proof of pets’ spay or neuter.  NKL will allow 2 months for spay or neuter to be completed; however within 1 month, you must show proof that a spay/neuter appointment has been made.

Eva's NKL Food Bank Delivery Service One key to becoming a No Kill community is  helping families and individuals who may be experiencing financial difficulties keep their pets. Being forced to give up a beloved family member only makes a tough time in life even more challenging and heartbreaking.   

Eva's NKL Food Bank Delivery Service's mission is to ensure that no family or individual is forced to make that terrible choice.  Using a simple application process,  this program will provide pet food and education to those in need and will work to serve as many families and individuals as possible.

More Questions?

•Email us at or

Note: the website link for this application for delivery of pet food is not working either.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 05:32:54 PM »

Kentucky-Hebron-Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area-

Wilburs Pantry  
1907 Emory Ct.
Hebron, KY 41048
Call (859) 750-4028

Wilbur’s Pantry is a nonprofit free pet food distribution organization seeking to help families who are financially struggling. We are dedicated to supplement family pets with food and supplies during financially difficult times or emergency situations. We help families who meet certain requirements and who are facing the difficult choice of being able to keep their pets or having to surrender them to a shelter or find a new home for them.

Wilbur's Pantry will gladly except donations of food or gently used/washed and clean items  for any of the following:

Dogs                        Cats                      Reptiles

Rabbits                    Guinea Pigs             Ferrets         

Hamsters                 Horses                   Gerbils

We serve anyone who is having finacial difficulties. In order to qualify you must show proof of need. Please refer to our client information section for examples of what you can bring that will provide proof of need.

You may download an application form directly from our website or you may ask for one when you arrive at our drop off location.

Application link

Are you a new client to the pantry? Please bring the following required documents on your first visit.

A completed application (you can get at the distribution or download from the link on our website).

A current photo ID.

Proof of need (unemployment letter, food stamps card, Medicaid card are acceptable. Also accepted if not in these programs is a reference letter from a pastor or people food pantry) .

If you have, please bring proof from your vet that your animals have been spayed and neutered. If you do not have this documentation or animals have not been fixed, please come anyway and we will discuss further options.     

At this time the pantry is limiting the food supply to 3 pets per family. Our goal is to help as many families as possible, so please understand that in order to do so, we must limit what we can do per family.
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