"Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care can we help. Only if we help shall they be saved."
The P.E.T.S Pet Food Bank was formed after we saw an increase in people needing short-term help with even the cost feeding their animals. To ensure that our community animals never go hungry by providing assistance to their families we have started a small pet food pantry.
Paw-Purr P.E.T.S is a group of caring and dedicated volunteers who not only collect donations of pet food and supplies and in turn distribute to those in need on a monthly basis.
Pet Food Assistance basic requirements part one Here
Pet Food Assistance part two application Here
OUR P.E.T. FOOD PROGRAM
Qualifying households will be based on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services low income guidelines. Income verification will be required.
Pet owners will fill out a brief form on the day of the food pick up and should bring a pay stub or copy of IRS 1040 as well as identification with current address.
Proof of spay/neuter for each pet receiving food.
They also agree to maintain healthy condition/environment living conditions for all pets, or let someone know if this is not possible. agree to give fresh water daily. Agree not to tether or chain dog or cat 24/7. The pet food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance applications will be taken.
We operate strictly through donations and fundraising. They need your help to keep this pantry operating. Every donation of food or money, no matter how small, helps! Food may be taken to the following locations anytime:
Kroger's 1664 E. Stone Drive in Kingsport, TN. 37660
One Happy Dog at Food Event
Example of food donated at Food Event
WHY A PET FOOD BANK?
*The ASPCA has said that 80% of all dogs in shelters are because people can't afford the food or vet treatment for their pets. In light of the hard economic climate we are trying to keep animals from ending up in our local shelters or worse discarded.
In East Tennessee there are families that are struggling not only to feed and provide health care for themselves, but their pets as well..We believe that P.E.T.S aid in feeding these pets who belong to those families experiencing financial hardship, could mean the difference between keeping their pets in their homes or relinquishing them to local shelters or worse yet, abandonment.
Why we have a Pet Food Bank
This sweet dog released to a local East Tennessee rescue because the owner could not afford to feed or care for her. We can only imagine how many times she had been cold and hungry. She is now doing great and living the easy life with a wonderful family due to the efforts of this wonderful group.
Still have questions?contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Donate Here to help us with this food program as well as our spay and neuter assistance program