Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pet Food Distribution, Spay/Neuter Sign-Up Jan 21st, 10 am - 1 pm

Our next pet food distribution, spay/neuter sign up is Sunday January 21st, from 10 am till 1 pm. We are located at 5702 Old HWY 21 (Old State Route 21), Imperial MO 63052. South of HWY M in the Otto Plaza next to Jefferson County Music, across from Dollar General. No appointment necessary. 

To qualify for our program, you need to be a Jefferson County resident (or rural surrounding community) You must to bring photo id (showing current address or a utility bill), proof of need (WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, any government assistance or unemployment letter) along with backing documentation showing current eligibility. Please provide proof of spay/neuter. If your pets are not spay/or neutered, we will only give you food once until you have made arrangements to have them fixed (which we will pay for). 

If you are ONLY interested in getting your pets fixed, you STILL need to come by, fill out an application and bring the necessary paperwork. WE DO NOT SPAY/NEUTER AT THE PANTRY!!!!




Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Was A VERY Good Year!

What an amazing year we’ve had!
We’ve distributed over 45,000 lbs of dry and thousands of canned pet food. These totals do not include treats, packaged food or cat litter. Lots of collars, leashes, bowls, shampoo and more have been given out.
We expanded our outreach to those low income pet owners in rural, surrounding areas who have no help (Franklin, Washington, St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve Counties).
We’ve covered the expense for 135 dogs and cats to be fixed. We’ve also referred many to FREE or low cost S/N through Carol House Quick Fix, APA and Humane Society.
Sadly we covered the expense of 2 dogs and 2 cats to be humanely euthanized due to their people not having the funds. We want to make sure no pet suffers.
Thanks to kind donations and our thrift store we have provided clothing, towels, blankets, coats, toiletries and food to some of our very needy, low income residents.
Our thrift store sales have doubled. Thanks for shopping our store and donating goods.
This year we receive our very first grant of $2,000 from Athletes For Animals! Thanks to Athletes for Animals and our grant writer “Joe” for doing such a great job.
We have been incredibly blessed this year; these are the people/organizations/ businesses that we work closely with:
Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic, Arnold Animal Hospital, Ivan Animal HospitalMartin Veterinary Hospital, LLCPetcoRomaine Creek Veterinary CenterMurphy Animal HospitalA Howlin' Good Time Doggie Daycare and HotelCANINE CONNECTION , Puppy ParlorJefferson County Animal Control, MissouriSt. Louis Pet RescueCamp Chaos Puppy Rescue, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Dept of Health & Senior Services and Jefferson County Division of Juvenile Justice (sorry if I forgot anyone). Special thanks to Tractor Supply Co. for all of the donations (pet food and much more). Joe and his staff have been a dream to work with and we can’t thank them enough.
Thanks to all of you for supporting and donating to our cause. Mostly, I want to thank the volunteers who give up their time and work so hard to keep us going. Thank you Jennifer Bess for delivering pet food to our home-bound pantry members. We have an amazing group of people!




Monday, November 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday, 11/28/17

Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry distributes pet food, covers cost of spay/neuter for low income JeffCo pet owners in Jefferson County (and rural surrounding communities). Our goal is to keep loved pets home with their people and reduce the unwanted pet population in our metro area.

JCPFP has no sponsors or funding, we rely solely on donations (and our thrift store).We work closely with: Disabled Veterans of Jefferson County, Dept of Health and Senior Services, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, Juvenile Courts of JeffCo , Jefferson County Animal Control and many other local organizations. Please consider a tax deductible donation to help us continue our mission? Our website is http://www.jeffcopetfoodpantry.org/ we have a donate button of our FB page, you can go directly to paypal via Debby@JeffCopetfoodpantry.org or snail mail JCPFP, PO Box 2112, Imperial, MO 63052. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pet Food Distribution, Spay/Neuter Sign-Up, Sunday, Nov. 19th, 10-1

Our next pet food distribution, spay/neuter sign up is Sunday November 19th, from 10 am till 1 pm. We are located at 5702 Old HWY 21 (Old State Route 21), Imperial MO 63052. South of HWY M in the Otto Plaza next to Jefferson County Music, across from Dollar General. No appointment necessary.
 
To qualify for our program, you need to be a Jefferson County resident (or rural surrounding community) You must to bring photo id (showing current address or a utility bill), proof of need (WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Food Stamps, any government assistance) along with backing documentation showing current eligibility. 

Please provide proof of spay/neuter. If your pets are not spay/or neutered, we will only give you food once until you have made arrangements to have them fixed (which we will pay for). If you are ONLY interested in getting your pets fixed, you STILL need to come by, fill out an application and bring the necessary paperwork. WE DO NOT SPAY/NEUTER AT THE PANTRY!!!!



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jo Ann Kargus Coloring Book Signing & Fundraiser Friday 11/10, 6-9 pm

This Friday (11/10) we will be hosting a book signing by local artist/illustrator Jo Ann Faust Kargus

These books are beautifully hand drawn and feature points of interest around the St. Louis metro area. Each of these books are under $20 and Jo has graciously offered to donate a portion of sales to Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry for this event. 

These books will make perfect Christmas gifts. Not only will you be supporting a local artist but, you will be helping our pantry. Enjoy a complementary glass of wine, shop our thrift store while getting a personally autographed coloring book.