Pets have special places in our hearts. No matter who you are or where you are from, pets are family. We play, snuggle, and feed these sweet animals everyday… but sometimes it is not always that easy. There are some people in the Tampa Bay area, who cannot always give their furry friend a proper meal. Whether it is because they are having a difficult time affording pet food or they are home bound to where they cannot shop for pet food – we have the solution: Animeals and Free Pet Food Assistance.
For many years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has offered “Animeals”, a monthly service where we deliver pet food to homebound and elderly citizens. We expanded the program in 2011 when Meals on Wheels (MOW) contacted us for help. They were receiving reports from their drivers that many of the people receiving meals were giving half of their food to their pets. For a lot of them, their animals are the only companions they have and are treasured. It broke our hearts to learn that so many were sacrificing their own health in order to feed their dogs or cats. As a result, we partnered with MOW Tampa to ensure that no pet in Tampa Bay is left with out food.
If you or someone you know are in need of monthly pet food delivery, you can apply here (recipients must qualify): https://humanesocietytampa.org/food-assistance/ or contact Lon Savini, Shelter Manager, at 904-894-0139 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Pet Food Assistance
For those citizens struggling to feed their animals but who are mobile and able to get to our shelter, we offer free dog and cat food every Tuesday from 12pm to 3pm and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Our shelter is located at 3607 N Armenia Avenue. Receiving food assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients must provide proof of residence. For more information about free food assistance, please call 813-876-7138 ext 0.
If you would like to help those owners and pets in need, please donate a bag of pet food to our shelter.