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« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2009, 04:19:55 PM »

NYC Makes it Easy for Pet Owners Needing Aid

Zootoo September 20, 2009

"In response to an increasing rate of New York pet owners, and animals, in need of financial, supply and veterinary assistance, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals, a city-run coalition, has established a directory on their Web site of organizations able and willing to provide help.

"A clear, compiled online listing of low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and veterinary services, free and low-cost pet food, litter and supplies, as well as affordable, temporary pet boarding and foster care is designed to meet what the Mayor's Alliance identifies as a growing need for pet aid in the metropolitan region.

"To learn more about the Mayor’s Alliance and its affiliated programs, visit"

New York City-

Animal Alliance of NYC website--everything is here.


NEW YORK, NY – Monday, November 16, 2009 – The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals recently announced a partnership with the Animal Relief Fund (ARF), the first not-for-profit organization in the city to distribute donated pet food to local food banks. With the help of two New York State food banks, Long Island Cares and Food Bank for New York City, ARF has fed hundreds of furry, four-legged little New Yorkers.

ARF-Animal Relief Fund of new York
P. O. Box 1530
New York, NY 10028


ARF is currently delivering pet food to:

The Yorkville Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street
New York, NY 10029

Reaching Out Community Services
7708 New Utretch Avenue (Bensonhurst)
Brooklyn, NY 11214

The West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
ARF is partnering with the two New York State food banks in the New York metropolitan area – LONG ISLAND CARES, and FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY to make pet food available to the pantries and relief organizations that they each serve.

Long Island Cares Inc.
10 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone (631) 582-FOOD
Fax (631) 273-2184

Food Bank for NYC
39 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212.566.7855 
Fax: 212.566.1463

How You Can Help

Visit ARF's web site and make an online donation to help purchase pet food. Donations may also be made by mail to ARF Inc., P.O. Box 1530, New York, NY 10028.
Donate dog or cat food to the program. To find out how, contact ARF by e-mail,, or by regular mail to ARF Inc., P.O. Box 1530, New York, NY 10028.
If you volunteer at a local food bank, please inquire about setting up a pet food program at your location.
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2009, 04:20:43 PM »

New York Daily News July 11, 2009

New York, New York-

"Now, thanks to a pilot program launched this week by the city's largest food bank, Mollette and other financially strapped dog owners won't have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pets.

""We're recognizing the urgent need for people and pets to remain together during bad economic times," said David Grossnicke, director of food sourcing for the Food Bank for New York City, which has begun distributing dog food to about a dozen pantries in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. (Check for participating pantries.)"

New York City Food Bank website with pantry information.
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2009, 04:21:52 PM »,0,4607979.story

Newsday April 3, 2009

Huntington, (LI) New York-

At a full capacity of 400 cats and 35 dogs, Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center in Huntington is one of the few facilities on Long Island that has a pet-food pantry, said Jodi Record, a center manager. Nearly 1,000 pounds of pet food is distributed monthly to about 100 needy pet owners.

"Pantry donations are down 50 percent," she said, "but food requests are up more than 20 percent."

Shelter website

Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center
33 Warner Road, Huntington, NY 11743
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 08:47:01 PM »

New York-Tri-State Area-

Pet Partners
Sheffield, MA 01257

In addition to the above, Pet Partners is working collaboratively on pet food collection and distribution with Irie’s Pet Pantry in Stockbridge,
MA and the Little Guild Animal Shelter (Northwest Pet Pantry) in West Cornwall, CT.  Pet food collected by Pet Partners has been shared with
feral cat rescue groups in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Pet owners who need pet food but cannot get to one of the distribution sites may call Pet Partners at either 413/229-8579 or 518/781-0362 to
discuss the possibility of home delivery.

Berkshire Eagle December 16, 2009

GREAT BARRINGTON --" For a lot of people in the area, this holiday season is shaping up to be less than festive.

"That’s why the Berkshire South Community Center is hosting a three-hour workshop on Saturday called "A Community Comes Together". The symposium will address ways to cope with the holidays and the upcoming year. The event is free, open to anyone in the Berkshires and surrounding area and will run from noon to 3 p.m.

""The idea is that there are a lot of people who are facing losing their jobs or being downsized," said Lesliann Furcht, the marketing and public relations manager at Berkshire South. "So we discussed how we, as a community center, can help. What resources can we offer people so they can cope with this economic climate?"

"The center has lined up more than a dozen organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Berkshire Works, the Brien Center, Community Health Programs, Elder Services of Berkshire County, Construct, Inc., Fairview Hospital, The Food pantry, Free Legal Clinic, The Nutrition Center and Pet Partners of Tri-State Berkshires. All will set up booths at the center, said Furcht.

People will be able to visit any or all of the booths to get information or referrals.

"We’ll have booths on how good nutrition and physical activity help deal with stress, where people can go for fuel assistance, how to build a good resume and a number of other subjects," said Furcht. "We’re trying to get all the information in one place."

The group is still hard at work as you can see by the recent news story; contact them for more information.


Berkshire Eagle December 21, 2009

"At a time when many Berkshire families are struggling to find work, pay their mortgages and stock their pantries, some may find too little left to also feed a dog, or cat, let alone pay veterinary bills.

"That is why Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires has stepped up to help. The nonprofit organization was launched earlier this year by two area women, Bette Ellenbogen, of Sheffield, and Faith Connolly, of Canaan, N.Y.

"They put up pet food donation boxes in pet stores, banks and groceries, and posted signs and small advertisements announcing the Pet Partners' campaign. They also placed canisters for money donations in several area businesses.

"There are roughly 10 drop-off boxes throughout Berkshire County, as well as ones in Northwest Connecticut and Eastern New York. The food that is donated is distributed through local food banks and some home deliveries.

"Pet Partners also received a $5,000 donation from the Kenneth Freeberg Animal Rescue Fund in Florida, which they used as seed money to establish the organization, buy food and help with veterinary care, Ellenbogen said.

"Pet Partners has negotiated with several area veterinarians for reduced rates on necessary care such as spaying and neutering and vaccinations. Pet Partners will pay the veterinarians the reduced rate up front and then collect from families using the service, Ellenbogen said.

"This assures veterinarians they will get paid, she said, and since most people do repay what they can of the cost, Pet Partners can help more families."

Berkshires, CT
Phone: 413-229-8579 (Bette) or 518-781-0362 (Faith)
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2009, 08:59:21 AM »

New York-Hillsdale-

Hillsdale Food Pantry
Hillsdale, NY
Phone: 413-229-8579 (Bette) or 518-781-0362 (Faith)

Roe-Jan Food Pantry
Hillsdale Methodist Church
Route 22 & Route 23
Hillsdale, NY 12529
(518) 325-5613 (Lois Edelman)
(518) 325-4986 (Betty Galluip)

Serving the Roe-Jan area: Hillsdale, Copake, Ancram, Gallatin. Open by appointment only.
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« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2009, 09:03:57 AM »

New York-Millerton-

Millerton Food Pantry
Millerton, NY
Phone: 413-229-8579 (Bette) or 518-781-0362 (Faith)

The Millerton Food Pantry
Millerton Presbyterian Church
PO Box 929
Millerton, NY 12546
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2009, 01:36:08 PM »

New York-Dunkirk-Chautauqua County-

Observer Today December 26, 2009

The Pet Pantry
Iglesia Getsemani Church building
515 Central Ave (corner of 5th and Central)
Dunkirk, NY

"Fredonia resident Julia McFarland recently announced that her not-for-profit group, The Pet Pantry, will be housed in the Iglesia Getsemani Church building, located at 515 Central Ave., at the corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

"McFarland, who owns and operates her own business, Julie's Pet Palace, has been seeking space accommodations since she received her non-for-profit status in an effort to help alleviate burdens on pet owners who may be having difficulty, or are unable to care for their pets properly.

"In anticipation of a January opening of The Pet Pantry, she is currently working on setting up the space as a storefront setting and would like the general public to know that she will be accepting donations at the new space from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and 30. "We will be accepting donations of unopened bags of dog, cat, rabbit, bird food, and anything your own pet does not need that is in reasonable shape and can be given away to another needy pet, such as collars, leashes, bedding, and toys," McFarland said.

""Once the hours are set, they will be published," she added. She noted that once regular pantry hours are established, anyone living in North or South County municipalities, including Jamestown and surrounding areas, are welcome to come into the pantry and fill out an application for assistance. "You will need proper identification for yourself and your pets, a rabies certificate for cats, licenses for dogs and proof of ownership of the pet that needs assistance," McFarland said. Owners should also be able to reasonably show some sort of proof of financial need, she added, which will depend on the individual situation.

"Her Pantry will be housed in the basement of the church-owned building, which she will be sharing with the Spoke Folk bicycle restoration group. For more information on receiving assistance from The Pantry, or to inquire about making a donation, Julia can be reached at by calling 785-5183."


Opening Saturday, February 6, 2010!

Observer Today February 5, 2010

"After obtaining a non-profit organization status, putting in several hours of fundraising, completing paperwork and preparing and stocking its building, The Pet Pantry will now be ready with open doors to assist needy pet owners in Chautauqua County in caring for their animals.

"Pet Pantry Operator Julia McFarland has announced that doors will open at 515 Central Ave., Dunkirk on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Pet Pantry volunteers will be on hand to help residents from as far away as Jamestown to determine their needs, their financial situation, and the amount of help that can be offered in the way of pet food, bedding, and other supplies.

"After moving into the Iglesia Getsemani church building on Central Avenue, the Pet Pantry is fully stocked, but "donations are still greatly needed," added McFarland. She noted that cat food will be a specific need, and she is willing to accept any cat food donations in the form of unopened bags or cans that donors are willing to give.

""Either food and supplies, or monetary donations, can be made at The Pet Pantry during regular hours," stated McFarland.

"Preliminary hours will be Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

"McFarland noted that as more applicants take part in the services offered, hours may increase based on the needs of the public.

"She reminds anyone of any financial status that in order to register for assistance, the following will be required: photo identification of the pet owner; a current dog license for any dog owners needing food; a current rabies vaccine certificate for any cat owners requesting food; and proof of income, in the form of either pay stubs, Benefit award letters or Benefit cards, statements of earnings, or any other tangible proof of income.

"The Pet Pantry will not assume 100 percent of the care for pets, McFarland stated. "We're helping to feed animals, we're not going to feed 100 percent of the time," she added.

""If we have an adequate surplus, owners will be able to get more," she stated. Volunteers will be assisting owners on a case-by-case basis to review their financial needs, the type of pets that are in the home requiring care, and what type of feeding instructions are appropriate for the animals.

""Even if you don't think you qualify for our help," she added.

""Stop in anyways and talk to one of our volunteers. If you're in trouble financially, and it's effecting how you are able to care for your pet, stop in and walk to one of us, and we'll see what we can do," she concluded.

"McFarland added that many times, financial difficulties suffered by pet owners are beyond their reasonable control.

""Most circumstances are beyond their control, and we're here to help, not judge," stated McFarland.

""We want animals to stay in their loving homes, and stay safe," she added.

"For more information, contact McFarland directly at 785-5183."
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« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2009, 03:22:26 PM »

New York-Chatham-

Chatham Area Silent Pantry
Tracey Memorial
Village Hall Basement
77 Main Street
Chatham, NY

Monday 10-12 (noon)
Tuesday 10-12 (noon)
Thursday 5-6 PM
Friday 10-12 (noon)

Register-Star Online December 4, 2009

"On top of trying to help needy families, the Chatham Food Pantry has even recently started carrying pet food, after a local woman, Faith Connelly, set up collections around the area because she worried that families may be forced to give up their pets because of their inability to afford food for them.

“"It is important to name everyone who has donated food or dollars to us,” Alexander said, “and I want to say I’m very thankful to everyone in the community who has donated to us. It’s an important cause.”

"Anyone who would like to make donations to the Chatham Food Pantry can visit their Web site — set up free of charge by local business owner Ticky Kennedy — at or call 518-392-7794."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2009, 02:50:28 PM »

New York-Dutchess County-

The Dutchess County SPCA
636 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-452-SPCA (7722)

Community Pet Pantry
The Dutchess County SPCA accepts donations of pet food, dog houses in good condition or other supplies to help those in our community facing economic difficulties. Many times, due to life changes people are no longer able to pay for food for their pets and are forced to consider surrendering their best friend for adoption.

At a time when a family might be faced with job loss or the loss of a parent, the support of a beloved pet can be vital. Our goal is to keep the family pet in the family and to prevent another animal from coming in to the shelter.

The Community Pet Pantry offers assistance to those who need temporary help with caring for their pets. Your requests will be handled respectfully and privately by our Executive Director. Donations are especially welcomed. Please call 845-452-7722 (ext. 7).
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2010, 04:29:19 AM »

New York-Amenia-

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Leedsville Road
Amenia Union, NY 12501
845-373 9161

Comida de Vida/Food of Life, the St. Thomas food pantry located in the Church, is open every Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off during pantry hours on Fridays or at other times by contacting Rev. Betsy Fisher at her office number: 845-373-9161, or by emailing her at:

(Church website having issues so link is from Google cache of their main page.)

Poughkeepsie Journal January 14, 2010

"Grace Church is collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries and pet food for the Food of Life food pantry at St. Thomas Church in Amenia. The food pantry serves 100-150 people every week and is in need of food donations to carry these families through the winter months."

Contact St. Thomas for information as to who qualifies for assistance at their pantry.
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 08:52:26 PM »

New York-Pomona-Rockland county-

Hudson Valley Humane Society
200 Quaker Road
Pomona, NY 10970

January 5, 2010

"The Hudson Valley Humane Society has established a Pet Food Pantry for pet owners needing temporary assistance during these challenging economic times. The pantry is funded entirely with donated food. Those eligible will be required to meet certain criteria (unemployed, Social Security, Section H, family shelter, etc.). Photo I.D. will be required to redeem a two-week’s supply of pet food. Currently the pantry is stocked with canine and feline food products. The pantry is accessible every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

"Donations of unopened dry and canned food suitable for canines and felines can be made to the HVHS at 200 Quaker Road in Pomona, seven days a week."

Contact HVHS for more information.
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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2010, 10:56:12 PM »

New York-Erie area-Western NY-

The Pet Connection Programs Inc.
12935 Williston Rd.
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-0192

The Pet Food Bank:

Our shelter was the first organization in Western N.Y to start a pet food bank and distribute food to the elderly,low income individuals and people who live in devastated areas.

This service was developed to assist those who could not longer afford their pets.

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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010, 08:30:43 AM »

New York-Broome county-

Front Street Dog Shelter
110 Cutler Pond Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607.778.2493
Fax: 607.778.6542


Provide community support programs, such as “Critter Cuisine”, to help keep seniors and their pets healthy together.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2010, 03:56:20 AM »

New York-Syracuse-

Central New York Cat Coalition
PO Box 6182
Syracuse NY 13217

News 10 Now-February 11, 2010

ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- "Pet food isn't always cheap. And for some pet owners, unexpected situations can make caring for an animal all the more difficult.

""I have an injury in my back so I'm not able to work right now until, I'm not sure when," said Mary Lorini of Liverpool, who got food from the pantry on opening day.

"To help out, the Central New York Cat Coalition has created this pet food pantry. It's being run out of the Spay and Neuter Syracuse office.

"Once a month, low-income families can stop in to get some extra pet food and cat litter.

""In this area, there's a real need for food for families that have pets, they can't afford it, they're on disability, they just lost their jobs. Unfortunately, a lot of animals are abandoned because people can't pay for food, so we thought this was a great opportunity to help out local families," said Cynthia Jones, director of the pet food pantry.

"Wednesday was the first day the pantry was open and food will be available once a month. Organizers are hoping to stock the shelves even more full of supplies by next month. Most families get enough to last about a week for each pet they own.

""It's a tough time right now for everyone and every little bit helps and I just think it's wonderful," said Lorini.

"So far, all of the food at the pantry has been donated from stores, like Wal-Mart, who are getting rid of boxes and bags that are ripped or torn.

"To get food from the pet food pantry you need to pre-register.

"If you'd like to register or if you're interested in donating food, you can call the Central New York Cat Coalition at (315) 289-CATS."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2010, 09:15:01 AM »

New York-Goshen-Orange county-

The Pet Food Pantry
43 St. John Street,
Goshen, NY, 10924-1518
845-386-3248 Fax:


Pets Alive & Orange County Veterinary Hospital Establish Pet Chow Pantry
The economy places strain on all food banks, including those serving family pets. New York charities are seeing dramatic increases in demand as a result.

Orange County Veterinary Hospital (OCVH) and Pets Alive have created Pet Chow Pantry feeding family pets who are going hungry and may ultimately be abandoned.

Pet Chow Pantry will immediately start collecting donations for distribution at OCVH, 1761 Route 17M , Goshen Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. Additional locations will be set up shortly. The Pantry hopes to have enough inventory to start distribution to those in need by mid February.

Cat Food
We can provide both canned and dry cat food, as well as cat litter. We provide food ONLY for indoor, domestic cats. At this time we do not provide food for the feeding of feral cats. Anyone who does so will lose their ability to receive food from the Pet Chow Pantry. We have nothing against feral cats but our program is to help people in financial need to keep their pets in their homes, rather than surrender them to shelters. To this end, we need you to comply with using the food only to feed your domestic household kitties! We thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Dog Food
The Pet Chow Pantry can provide dry dog food, and occasionally canned dog food. We can never guarantee that we will have a specific brand in stock when you come, but we will always try to accomodate your brand requests!

Special Diets
Food will also be available for pets with special diets if we can source what is needed in time for your pick up. Please let us know ahead of time if you require special feed for your pet. We can not guarantee that we can get it, but every effort will be made to assist you in getting that diet for your pet!

Occasionally we will have access to other types of food. if you need help with horse feed, goat, pig, or bird - whatever your needs - please let us know so that we can try to obtain it for you.


Proof of unemployment, low income status or disability with a valid driver license or some form of ID each month.

Agree that pets are for companionship and not for breeding or any illegal activities. If you are breeding, you are not eligible.

Agree to maintain healthy condition/environment living conditions for all pets, or let someone know if this is not possible.

Pick up food once a month. We must limit the number of pets that are given food and this will be on a discussion/situation basis.

Agree to volunteer or give back to the food bank.
Agree not to tether or chain dogs, or leave outside 24/7.

All your pets must be spayed or neutered. If they are not, you must advise and we will help you arrange this.

One applicant per household

We ask for a donation at the time one receives food; whatever amount one can afford; but we do not require it.

Food is distributed one day a week. Please call (845-294-3090) to verify what days or if there are any cancellations or changes in our schedule.

We offer temporary assistance for feeding pets. We are not to be used as a permanent source of pet food. Pick up is limited to once per month.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstance.

We ask for personal information when one applies but do not share it with anyone and all information is kept strictly confidential.

No one in the household is to resell food or items provided by the Pantry or all members involved will be banned from assistance indefinitely.

We consider special requests for certain formulas or flavors of dog and cat food (ie. Senior, Indoor, etc), but are only able to give what we have at the time the request is made.

You must pick up your food at our location in Goshen. We are unable to offer pet food deliveries at this time; but are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping us start this service (Please contact us if you would like to help with this).

We are providing a service to the community and ask that recipients receive only as much food as they need.

We accept all kinds of pet food. By accepting food and/or services from the Pantry, the recipient, all household members, their friends and family agree not to hold the Pantry, its staff, volunteers, and benefactors legally liable in the unfortunate event the recipient's pet(s) becomes ill or the food upsets the pet's stomach.

When one receives pet food from the Pantry, they are made aware of the potential risks involved with feeding their pet(s) a new food, since it may be that the pet food received is not the recipient's usual brand(s). We cannot be held responsible for any illness of your pet.

Application for receiving pet food

Pick Up Location
Pick up of food is last Sunday of every month between 11-3.

43 St. John Street,
Goshen, NY, 10924-1518
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