Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oregon Pet Food Help

* Pet Food Help for Oregon pets and shelter animals
including Clark County Washington (metro Portland Oregon)
* Oregon Food Banks and Oregon Animal Shelters or Humane Societies
* Pet Food Drives in Oregon
* Pet Food Banks Nationwide ::
* Food Banks Nationwide > FeedingAmerica.org ::
* Pet Food Bank News Nationwide ::
* Shelter Pet Food Nationwide ::
* Pet Financial Assistance for Individuals (pet food, veterinary care, spay/neuter) ::
* Grants to Animal Groups for Economic Crisis Pets, Foreclosure Pets, Pet Food and Hay

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This information is provided as a public service and is not a guarantee of pet food assistance or availability. Always review the criteria of the listed provider.

To Search this webpage: use your browser's Edit/Find function or scroll down for relevant terms: dog, cat, horse, hay, emergency, elderly, homeless, disabled, city or county names, Portland metro (Clark County Washington,) grant, 501(c)3,
dates like 2013, and so on.

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Pet Food Help in Oregon

Cat Adoption Team - Cat Food Bank
Sherwood Oregon [Washington County]
Please check criteria.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: After the July 14, 2013 food bank distribution day, the Cat Adoption Team will be closing the public/walk-in food bank operation at the shelter. After July 14, CAT’s food bank will focus solely on its partnership with Washington County Meals on Wheels and Senior Centers to provide food to qualified seniors participating in that program. Cat/kitten food for cat owners in financial need from any county, complete simple form, receive one month supply, open monthly on second Sunday of the month from 10am to 12 Noon.

Central Coast Humane Society
Newport Oregon [Lincoln County]
Please check criteria.
Emergency pet food bank: People can pick up free food from LCAS in Newport at 510 NE Harney St. 541-265-6610. This is especially helpful for people feeding stray or feral cats.

Friends Involved in Dog Outreach (FIDO) - Dog Food Bank
Oregon City Oregon [Clackamas County]
Please check criteria.
The food bank will supply one month's supply of dog food to those in need every third Saturday of the month. Some cat food also available.
FIDO - AniMeals
Please check criteria.
AniMeals supplies cat and dog food to senior centers, homebound seniors and disabled adults who are recipients of Meals on Wheels.

Grassroots of Central Oregon (a hay donation program)
Bend Oregon [Deschutes County]
Please check criteria.
To donate hay, call Doug Evans at 541/408-6079 or e-mail grassroots@bendbroadband.com. Call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 541/382-3537 to make a tax-deductible cash donation designated to Grassroots of Central Oregon.
Meghan Evans and Doug Evans, a veterinarian, distribute a month's supply of hay to horse owners throughout Central Oregon; owners may reapply if needed. Owners must allow spontaneous site visits to insure that their horses are being properly fed.
Animal 501(c)3 groups -- see also ASPCA emergency hay grants below.

Greenhill Humane Society
Eugene Oregon [Lane County]
People in need of pet food can call 541-689-1503 or stop by during open days/hours (Fri – Tues 11-6). To donate pet food, people can take it to Greenhill 7 days a week 11am – 6pm. Greenhill will also pick up larger quantities of food.
See also listings for Lane County below.

Heartland Humane Society
Corvallis, Oregon [Benton County]
Please check criteria.
Pet-food bank for those in need

Horse Rescue Funds Received in Oregon
In 2009, small ASPCA grants were received by Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Equine Outreach in Bend, Linn County Animal Rescue in Lebanon and Hytyme Equine Rescue in Eagle Creek.

Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO)
Please check criteria.
Pet food assistance program

JOIN (see Portland Animal Welfare Team below)
Portland Oregon [Multnomah County]

[Lane County:]
Food for Lane County network of pantries
Pet food is stored at Food for Lane County and distributed to neighborhood food pantries and Lane County Animal Services (LCAS).
St. Vincent de Paul Service Station, Highway 99, West Eugene
Lane County Animal Services (LCAS)
Eugene Oregon
Provides pet food to those in need with the goal of helping people keep their pets.
Greenhill Humane Society - see separate listing above
Pro-Bone-O - see separate listing below

Lincoln County Animal Services (LCAS) -- see also Central Coast Humane listing above.
Newport Oregon
Meals on Wheels for Pets.

Oasis Pet Food Depot
Salem Oregon [Marion County]
Please check criteria.
South Salem High School 503-399-3252
Students deliver pet food to people with fixed or low incomes, who have disabilities or who lack transportation.

Oregon Horse Welfare Council - Hay Bank
Please check criteria.
Contact: Linda Davis ~ 541-482-5550
Provides established horse rescue organizations, sanctuaries, law enforcement agencies, and horse owners, facing financial hardship, with temporary hay and feed assistance.
Animal 501(c)3 groups -- see also ASPCA emergency hay grants below.
Horse Rescue Funds Received in Oregon
In 2009, small ASPCA grants were received by Willamette Humane Society in Salem, Equine Outreach in Bend, Linn County Animal Rescue in Lebanon and Hytyme Equine Rescue in Eagle Creek.

Oregon Humane Society
Portland Oregon [Multnomah County]
Has not had for some years?! Emergency pet food bank

Oregon Outback Humane Society
Lakeview Oregon [Lake County]
Please check criteria.
Pet food assistance

The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank
Portland Oregon [Multnomah County]
503-939-7555 or info@thepongofund.org
SE 20th Avenue, Portland Oregon
Open the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Call 503-939-7555 for important details before arriving. See other details on their website: thepongofund.org.
The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank, located in Portland, Oregon, has been serving the community since 2009. It provides quality pet food for both dogs and cats, nearly 5 million meals to date. Also provides pet food to organizations assisting those in need.
“The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank provides quality pet food to families and individuals experiencing temporary economic hardship, preventing the hunger, suffering, abandonment, surrender and loss of the animals they love."

Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team)
See also PAW Team listing for JOIN on above link.
Portland Oregon [Multnomah County]
Please check criteria.
Some pet food and other services for pets of homeless people

Eugene Oregon [Lane County]
Please check criteria.
Pet food and other services for pets of homeless people.

The Pongo Fund >> see Pongo Fund above

Willamette Humane Society
Salem Oregon [Marion County]
The WHS pet food bank closed in January 2012
Beginning May 1, 2010: Willamette Humane Society's Pet Food Bank is designed to help keep pets in homes by offering food assistance to area dog and cat owners experiencing temporary financial hardship. Food is distributed the first Saturday of each month (beginning May 1, 2010) 10am to 12 noon at the shelter on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Portland Metro (Clark County Washington)

Southwest Humane Society - Lend a Paw
Vancouver Washington [Clark County]
Please check criteria.
"Free pet food to those in need of assistance. Please Note: Food is distributed on a first come first served basis and distribution hours may vary depending on quantity and popularity."

Second Chance Companions - AniMeals
Battle Ground Washington [Clark County]
Please check criteria.
"Volunteers package each pet's meals individually each week, and than take it to the local Meals on Wheels office. The pet meals are delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers along with the human meals."

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society - Emergency Pet Food
Washougal Washington [Clark County]
Please check criteria.
"Free pet food for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens is available on an emergency basis to low-income pet guardians and animal foster care homes through the generous donations of local citizens."

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If there is no pet food help listed for your area, check with your local animal shelter and food banks. In Oregon:

Listing of Humane Societies and Animal Control Agencies in Oregon by County
provided by Northwest Dog Rescue (Oregon Humane Society)

Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food to regional food banks (some are independent nonprofits)and manages four distribution centers, in Portland, Beaverton, Ontario and Tillamook.

Neuter/Spay Oregon ~ a statewide directory of spay/neuter assistance and information

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Pet Food Drives in Oregon

Sometime I may re-list current or ongoing pet food drives in Oregon.

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Pet Food Banks Nationwide

Save Our Pets Food Bank - Atlanta Georgia
partial list of food banks around the nation
Save Our Pets - How to Start a Pet Food Bank

Pike's Peak Pet Pantry - Colorado Springs Colorado
click on link for downloadable pdf file of a partial listing of pet food banks around the nation
see link to contact for How to Start a Pet Food Bank

Shelter Source - Pet Food Bank Resources
click on link for downloadable pdf file

Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Carson City Nevada
"Provides pet food and veterinarian care to the homeless and less fortunate in local communities across the United States and Canada."

Feeding Shelter and Rescue Pets

FreeKibble.com and FreeKibbleCat.com
Bend Oregon
Provides good, healthy food to dogs and cats in shelters around the nation.

The Animal Rescue Site
"Each click on the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at the Fund for Animals' renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation , North Shore Animal League , and other worthy animal care facilities supported by the GreaterGood.org foundation."

Cat Fanciers' Association - Breeders Assistance and Food Pantry
"With the generous assistance of Royal Canin, a system has been developed to assist those cat breeders who find themselves in dire straits and unable to purchase cat food. In conjunction with the national Food Pantry program, large quantities of Royal Canin donated food are distributed to shelters and rescue groups to aid in the care of their rescued cat populations."

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Pet Financial Assistance for Individuals (pet food, veterinary care, spay/neuter)

United Animal Nations - Nationwide Listing of Pet Emergency Assistance

Humane Society of the US (HSUS) - Having Trouble Affording Your Pet?
partial listing nationwide of assistance by state

Humane Society of the US (HSUS) - What You Can Do If You Are Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care

Neuter/Spay Nationwide ~ a directory of nationwide spay/neuter assistance and information

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Grants to Animal Groups for Economic Crisis Pets, Foreclosure Pets, Pet Food and Hay

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
2013 or whenever it changed: Grants from ASPCA Equine Fund - scroll down to Emergency Feed Support.
ASPCA Emergency Hay Support Grants
Groups can apply for one of two types of Hay Support grants:
Direct support to help in providing feed for the horses, ponies, mules and burros under the care of 501(c)(3) organizations involved in providing rescue or sanctuary
Program support for organizations providing hay to needy equine owners in their communities; that is, who are running a type of equine food bank.<

HSUS Update: May 4, 2009
Unfortunately due to financial constraints, the Foreclosure Pets Fund has been temporarily suspended.
The remaining funds will be awarded based on those applications that we have received to date, however we are no longer accepting new applicants.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) - Foreclosure Pets Program Guidelines
Offers grants of $500 to $2000 to animal shelters, non-sheltered rescue/adoption groups and animal care and control agencies to help establish, expand, or publicize services or programs that assist individuals in caring for their pets during this economic downturn. Preference will be given to organizations that have or create a formal Plan of Cooperation with a local community partner such as the American Red Cross, a food bank, or other community service agency.

American Humane - Shelter Professionals Foreclosure Pets Grants
Offers grants of up to $2,000 to nonprofit 501(c)3 animal organizations or government animal control agency that are AHA members to help with animal victims of foreclosures.

See complete criteria.
American Humane Downloadable Foreclosure Pets Resources:
Tips for homeowners
Tips for mortgage lenders
Tips for shelter professionals
Pets Caught in the Foreclosure Crisis: We All Can Help
Keeping People and Pets Together in Hard Financial Times

Petco: We are Family Too
"Does your organization have a program that helps families in your community stay together with their companion animals during these hard economic times?"
"The PETCO Foundation is endeavoring to fund local programs that address the looming difficult financial climate with our "We Are Family Too" fund."

Banfield Pet Hospitals in PetSmart stores and Banfield Charitable Trust (national headquarters in Portland Oregon):
* annual pet food drive and funds campaign around the holidays, Season of Suppers.
* partner with Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) nationally and donate to our local FIDO AniMeals (Clackamas County Oregon.)
* We All Love Our Pets (WALOP) grants for members of Meals on Wheels Association of America. Apply for funding for your Pet food distribution program.
Banfield Charitable Trust also has these related animal grants or programs .
* Community Grants (preventive healthcare, human-pet bond and how it relates to healthier lives for both (see funding priorities and descriptions.)
* Charity Bucks are awarded to clients and their Pets by local hospitals to help with hardship and emergency medical care.
* Banfield Charitable Trust Wellness Plans provide free vaccines and preventive pet healthcare for adult cats and dogs of selected low-income families and senior citizens. Local Banfield hospitals are given a limited number of plans (about 5 each in 2005) and help find low-income families in their neighborhoods.

See complete criteria for each program.

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