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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009, 02:43:37 PM »

Michigan-Detroit area-

Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue
Full Bowls, Full Bellies Pet Food Program
Throughout the western suburbs of Detroit
Detroit, MI 48167
Phone: 248-788-7050


Our goal: Keep pets in their homes with the people who love them the most.

What started out as a program to help rural shelters get the food they need for their dogs has turned into a full-fledged pet food bank program for dogs (and cats) right here in our local community. We realize pet parents in Michigan have fallen on hard times and we want to ensure that the beloved pets we rely on to comfort and entertain us, especially in times of need, stay in their homes with the families who love them dearly. We want to prevent pets from becoming yet another euthanasia statistic as an 'unwanted' shelter animal.

If you, or someone you know, is in danger of losing a pet because the cost of food is unaffordable, please contact us. We can help!

We feel fortunate that those who 'have' feel compassion to help out those who are down on their luck. If you wish to make a monetary or dog food / supply donation it would be truly appreciated. We also accept pet food coupons (manufacturer and local store) plus unopened pet food sample packages.

Please contact us at with any questions or donation requests.

** Waggin' Tails now has a pet food collection bin at Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor, at 3135 Washtenaw Avenue. Also, our volunteers will gladly accept any pet food, supplies, or coupons you wish to drop off at any of our adoption or special events.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009, 02:44:33 PM »

Michigan-Jackson-Jackson County

Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Drive
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 787-PETS

For Jackson County Residents

This program relies SOLELY on donations from our generous community.
The amount of food for distribution varies from day to day.
This program is intended to supplement your monthly supply of pet food, not be the sole source of food for your pets.
You can get supplemental food for up to 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Only one application per household.

Here's how the program works:

Sign up by filling out a short form. You will need to bring your driver's license or state ID to verify that you are a Jackson County resident. To establish your financial need, you will need to show your WIC card, Bridge Card, SSD Card, Medicaid Card, or other qualifying document.

Cascades Humane Society will be able to give you supplemental pet food and litter, if available, the first time you sign up.

Before you can get supplemental food a second time, you will need to provide written documentation from a veterinarian that your pets have been spayed or neutered.

After you provide proof of spay or neuter, you are eligible to receive supplemental pet food and/or litter once every 30 days, for up to 6 months from the day you sign up.

Application at link.
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2009, 02:45:03 PM »

Michigan-Kalamazoo-Kalamazoo County-

Kalamazoo County Humane Society
4239 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 
(269) 345-1181 

Nearly 300 pet owners utilize the Humane Society's Pet Food Bank program annually.

The Kalamazoo Humane Society offers temporary assistance to families in Kalamazoo County experiencing financial difficulty. Pet food costs can pose a problem for pet owners when the budget is tight, and we can help to prevent pets going hungry during times of financial strain.

The food bank will also gladly accept donations of wet and dry pet food for dogs and cats of all ages, as well as cat litter. These items are in high demand, especially during an economic downturn and when unemployment rates are high.

Suggest contacting the society for information on the Food Bank.
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2009, 02:45:36 PM »

Michigan-Macomb County-

MyFox-Detroit-November 24, 2009

Seniors who don't leave their homes often rely on Meals-on-Wheels. That's fine for them, but who's making sure their companion animals are taken care of?

My dog speak is a little rusty, but I'm pretty sure Daisy the bull dog told me she wants you to donate canned dog and cat food to Pet Meals-on-Wheels.

"During this holiday season, there's a lot of senior citizens or homes that can't feed their dogs," said Michelle Nikiforuk, owner of Bark-A-Bout Pet Resort.

Just as Meals-on-Wheels helps home-bound adults, this effort will help their animals.

Bark-A-Bout Pet Resort in Shelby Township is just one location accepting donations for the next month.

Donation boxes for the Pet Meals-on-Wheels program will be at the following locations:

Bark-A-Bout Pet Resort, 14660 23 Mile, Shelby Township, MI 48315
Rockos Pet Depot, 47202 Hayes, Macomb Township, MI 48044
Bone Appetite Pet Supplies, 48077 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48317
Pet Supplies Plus, 64920 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095
Pet Supplies Plus, 42241 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI 48038
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2009, 02:46:54 PM »

Michigan-Allegan County-

Wishbone Pet Rescue
P.O. B0X 776, Saugatuck,MI.
Telephone: (800) 475-0776
FAX: (800) 475-0776


Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance has established the Pantry Program to provide cat and dog food to families who may otherwise be unable to care for their pets during times of financial difficulty. This service is provided free of charge to the Allegan County community.

Our goal is to keep animals in their loving homes rather than be surrendered at the county shelter.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2009, 02:47:29 PM »

Michigan-Lansing area-

Pet Support Services

Pet Support Services is a Lansing, Michigan based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997. Pet Support Services is run solely by volunteers with donations from the community and local businesses.

 Services provided at little or no cost:

· Delivery of pet food, litter, and other supplies

· Transportation to veterinary and professional grooming appointments

· Financial assistance with pet-related bills

To enroll as a client of Pet Support Services, one must: 

· Show proof of disability, medical condition (including HIV/AIDS), or senior citizen status (65 or over)

· Show proof of income if requesting financial assistance (sliding scale fees may apply)

· Be at least 18 years old and be living independently

· Live in the greater Lansing area

Link for application.
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2009, 02:48:48 PM »

Michigan-Battle Creek area-

Humane Society of South Central Michigan
2500 Watkins Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Low Income Pet Food Bank
We offer dog and cat food at a low cost for those in need. On your first visit to our food bank the food is free. On your second visit we ask that you please bring proof that your animal is spayed or neutered. At this time you’ll receive food at a low cost, with amount given based on the number and size of your animals. Please call 269-963-1796, ext. 10 for more information.
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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2009, 02:49:23 PM »


All About Animals Rescue
23205 Gratiot, PMB 331
Eastpointe, MI 48021


25408 Mound
Warren, MI 48091

Angel Outreach-call 248-212-0781

The mission of Angel Community Outreach program is to support the goal of No More Homeless Pets in Michigan by providing spay/neuter services, wellness services, free food to enable owners to keep their pets.

We outreach in the community by:

Distributing dog and cat food to owners who cannot afford to feed their pets.

Angel Wellness
We reach out to communities by going onsite and providing wellness (vaccines and basic items like flea preventative) and free food for low income owners.

All About Animals
81 S. Glenwood
Pontiac, MI 48342

Every Monday 3-7 p.m., Saturdays 11-2 p.m.

No office call fees, no appointment necessary!

More information

Call 248-212-0781
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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2009, 02:49:55 PM »

Michigan-Hastings-Barry County-

Barry County Humane Society
P.O. Box 386
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 945-0602


Our "Pet-Meals-on-Wheels" program supplies free pet food monthly to seniors who receive COA's meals-on-wheels and have a pet.
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« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2009, 02:50:30 PM »

Michigan-St. Joseph County-

Animal Rescue Fund
P.O. Box 593                                            
Centreville, MI  49032

Straw/Food Program

Our straw sale & pet food stocking program is underway.  We have bales of straw for sale for outdoor dogs for a donation, or they can be free to those who cannot afford a donation.

In addition, we have dog and cat food available free to those faced with a financial emergency.

For more information, please call (269) 273-1514, 279-6251 or 659-4567.  Free straw/pet food is limited to residents of St. Joseph County,


WLKM April 26, 2010

ARF holds very successful fundraiser

"According to Molter, ARF is a very active organization and the pace of its work for the welfare of animals has increased in recent years. An example is the spay and neuter program, which once handled around two dogs and five cats a month. The numbers have grown now to 20 dogs and 30 cats per month.

"There’s also been an increase in the amount of pet food ARF distributes to needy pet owners through the food banks in Three Rivers and Centreville.

"ARF is in need of additional volunteers to carry out its animal welfare work in St. Joseph County. Molter invites persons with an interest in getting involved to call her at (269) 273-1514.

"Additional information about the Animal Rescue Fund is also available from the organization’s website at

Please contact the society for more information.
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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2009, 02:51:30 PM »

Michigan-Bingham Farms-Detroit area-

Crain's Detroit Business November 15, 2009

"The Michigan Humane Society's belief that pets are an important part of any family spurred it to launch a program to keep pets with their owners during financial hardship.

"To that goal, the Bingham Farms-based nonprofit is subsidizing low-cost and no-cost vaccinations for pets, sterilization surgeries, discounted veterinary care, free pet food and free behavior assistance for pets of local families facing difficult times."

Michigan Humane Society
30300 Telegraph Road
Suite 220
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
Phone: 248.283.1000
Fax: 248.283.5700

The Michigan Humane Society's Pet Food Bank program assists qualifying low-income families in metro Detroit by providing them with dog or cat food at no charge. To ensure it is helping those most in need, registration and proof of low-income status is required.

The MHS Pet Food Bank program is dependent on the generosity of the public. Pet food for the program is supplied through food donations from the public at any of MHS' three centers for animal care.

Eligibility information
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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2009, 02:52:41 PM »

Hometown Life October 25, 2009


Tail Wagger's USA runs a pet food assistance program for pet owners who can't afford to feed their animals.

“We have various food barrels throughout the city, even into Washtenaw County. There's no process for asking for food. We hope people will be honest (about their need) but they don't have to fill out forms.”

"The group sponsors low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination clinics and maintains an emergency assistance fund for pets in crisis. Calls for emergency assistance come from individuals, families, rescue organizations and veterinarians on behalf of their patients."

Tail Wagger’s,
27859 Oakley,
Livonia, MI 48154

Finnigan’s Fund
Pet food assistance program for individuals or families that have lost their jobs and cannot provide food for their animal(s).

If you have questions about making a donation or donating Wish List item(s) please e-mail or contact 734-560-4660 anytime.

Our Pet Food Assistance Program, Finnigan’s Fund, needs YOUR help. Tail Wagger’s USA is now accepting donations or gift cards to help give assistance to community members that have lost their jobs and are in need of assistance to feed their animals. Items can be dropped off at:

Woodland Lanes
33775 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia Drakeshire Lanes
35000 Grand River

Farmington Hills Mayflower Lanes
26600 Plymouth Rd.

or by contacting Laura Zain, Executive Director/Founder
at 734-560-4660 to make arrangements.
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2009, 02:54:14 PM »

Holland Sentinel October 24, 2009

Michigan-Holland Township-

Pet owners having trouble keeping their animals nourished can check out Holland Township’s Furry Friend Food Pantry.
Where: Macatawa Resource Center, 665 136th Ave.
When: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To donate pet food to the pantry, drop it off at either the Macatawa Resource Center, Pet Supplies Plus, 12579 Felch St., or Shelby’s Place, 12360 Felch St.

For more information:
• Macatawa Area Residents in Action, (616) 399-5160
• Harbor Humane Society, (616) 399-2119 or visit its location at 14345 Bagley St., in Olive Township

Furry Friends Food Pantry
At Maplewood Animal Hospital
185 Panther Drive
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-399-5160

Description: We provide dog and cat food (dry & wet) to families in hardship. Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m Thursdays only. We operate totally on donations and 100% of cash donations go toward the purchase of food. It is our mission to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.

Located at the Mapleview Animal Hospital 185 Panther Dr
Holland, MI . Hours : Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 399-5160 for information. Donations of food and or cash may be made at: Shelby's Place 12360 Felch St Holland. Furry Friends works with the support of Macatawa Residents in Action and Harbor Humane Society. Drop off locations at the Macatawa Resource Center and Chow Hound in Holland we have a donation barrel in the store. To mail a donation please mail to Furry Friends Food Pantry 665 136th Ave Holland, MI 49424

What to bring : I.D. , Proof of ownership for a dog ( something from your vet with your name on it or the paper from a license. tags from the county or vet) Proof of need SSI, Unemployment or Social Security. Under employed (min wage) are also considered. Bridge with a current receipt from a food store.
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2009, 02:56:14 PM »

The Morning Sun (Central Michigan) June 21, 2009

Clare County, Michigan-

"Baker, the director of Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen in Michigan, recently launched the effort in Clare County, with help from the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency.

"Working with retailers in the Clare area, Baker set up donation boxes and is in the process of setting up cans for monetary contributions.

"Donation drop-off bins are at Pamida, Witbeck's, Glen's Market in Clare, Johnson Elevator, My Pet Supply, the Clare Animal Hospital, Coffee Talk 505 and the Clare Eagles Club, where Baker is an officer.

"A distribution is planned for July 22, with MMCAA assisting."

Detroit, Michigan-Wayne County-

"Currently, the only other Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen in Michigan is in Detroit."
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« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2009, 02:58:06 PM »

Dexter Leader April 16, 2009

Ann Arbor area-Michigan--

"Cozied up in Ann Arbor resident Dean Erskine's home are three baby kittens who spend their days growing strong enough to find a permanent home.

"The kittens receive Erskine's care and love because there isn't enough room or resources for them at the Humane Society of Huron Valley where they were dropped off after being abandoned, but, when they are ready, they will return to the shelter to find a new home.

"In an effort to help get food into the bellies of underfed pets, the HSHV launched their "Bountiful Bowls" program, which provides pet food to owners facing economic hardship.

"The community can donate unneeded food to the program, and it's made available to those having trouble feeding their pet."

Humane Society of Huron Valley
3100 Cherry Hill Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: 734-662-5585

Humane Society of Huron Valley's website--this is the Bountiful Bowls page where it details how to both apply for the program and donate to it.



Because funds are limited, the program should supplement your monthly supply of pet food, not be the sole source of food for pets. Applicants must be residents of Washtenaw County, Canton or Plymouth. Food can be picked up once a month per family.

Membership Terms

Food for the program is donated to HSHV by the generosity of our community partners; therefore, we can not guarantee that food is always available.

The recipient can not acquire more animals while participating in this program and will not be allowed to adopt from HSHV. Food will be provided for up to 5 animals.

Monthly food pick up is on Sundays from noon-5:00pm.

Lost food buckets will replaced only once during a 6-month period.

Membership may be revoked at the discretion of HSHV.

Application link.

How Can You Help? :

Donations of pet food for this program comes from different sources which includes private citizens & local stores. Donations can be dropped off anytime during normal adoption hours at the Shelter.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to support this important program:

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kelly at (734) 661-3517 or e-mail
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