First State Animal Center & SPCA Pet Pantry Needs

The Need

In these tough economic times, people sometimes have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pet. 

For most people, their pet is their family or their only friend. 

Without the means to feed these pets, owners have to make tough decisions. 

Giving up a family pet is a traumatic experience for both the human and the animal.  Animal shelters nationwide are seeing an increase in owner surrendered animals.

Our Mission

To prevent pets from being surrendered to local shelters, turned loose, or otherwise given up because a pet owner is unable to afford food for their pet.

The Program

It is intended that our pet pantry be a temporary food source for your pet.  The pets who are receiving food assistance should be companion animals.  We will not supply pet food to breeders, kennels or rescue groups. We also do not supply food to people feeding stray cats. 

Please contact 943-6032, ext 120 to request food. You will be asked for some information on yourself and your pets. All animals need to have a current rabies vaccine to qualify for assistance. Pick up time is by appointment only.  Please do not drop by and ask for food.  We are unable to help in these circumstances.

While receiving food from the pet food bank, it is assumed you will not adopt or rescue any other animals.

A photo ID is required when picking up food. We cannot deliver food to your home.

We ask for personal information on the pet pantry form. We will not share this information with anyone outside our organization.

How to Help

Make a Food Donation

 We accept any brand of dry or canned pet food for the pet pantry.

 If bags are opened, please make sure they are securely taped so that the food can be saved.

 Make a Financial Donation

You can donate specifically to the pet pantry in person, with paypal or by mailing in a check.

Please make sure you designate your contribution to be used for the pet pantry.

Donate gift cards or pet food coupons.

We will take care of the shopping. :)

Hold a fundraiser or pet food drive

If your group or organization would like to get involved, please contact us.

Wish List: 

Adult cat food
Kitten food
Cat treats
Cat Litter
Adult dog food
Puppy food
Dog treats

You may request a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.