Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry

Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry

Friday, January 2, 2015

2014 Year End Review!

I am missing a few months of pet food documentation so, I averaged what we give away a month.
We have been pretty lax about counting the canned food and litter we give away but I am working on getting better organized this year (:

Dry Dog Food: approx 32,000 lbs
Dry Cat Food: approx 10,000 lbs

We have given away hundreds of cases of canned dog and cat food as well as many hundred pounds of cat litter. Add to that treats, toys, bowls, collars, leashes, flea preventative, shampoo, etc.

We paid spay/neuter fees for 35 Dogs and 49 Cats. We did send more people to Carol House, but because they were having specials (such as free fix for Pits and Pit mixes) we didn’t have to pay the fees! Big thanks to Carol House Quick Fix!

We went the extra mile for:

1.)  A sweet little Beagle named Kujo who was attacked by the neighbor’s dog. Kujo’s mom is legally blind and didn’t have a fenced yard. We got Kujo fixed up, shots, rabies, license AND thanks to Tammy Hasenpflug (one of our followers) who donated an outdoor kennel, Kujo can now go outside worry free!

2.)  We took in a very sweet little dog but due to neglect and some legal charges (we can’t go into details) he is now with a very loving senior couple who adores and spoils him.

3.)  We paid to have open tumors removed from 2 different (from two separate, struggling people) dogs Roscoe and Katie.

4.)  We paid boarding/vetting for 2 Chi’s during the hottest part of this summer because their owner’s electricity was turned off. Sadly the owners left the dogs in boarding for over a month, our bills were sky high and when we asked the owners to please get the dogs, they picked them up and surrendered them to a shelter. Thanks to some remarkable folks a.) the shelter who took them, felt bad for us and donated the adoption fee (they were adopted together). Thank you Open Door! b.) Thanks to an anonymous donor who knew of our expense and covered our bill. Do you believe in Karma? I certainly do!  

5.)  We were contacted by a very nice person with kidney failure who could no longer keep her beloved dog. Thanks to the great folks at Even Chance Pit Bull Rescue. We were able to find a great foster home for her. She is available for adoption

The sad part of what we do:

We paid to have 2 dogs and 1 cat humanely euthanized because they were suffering and the owners could not afford the vet bills. Thanks to my friend Sandy Pourcillie for inspiring the Claudius Cares Fund, which pays for low income folks to have their beloved pets humanely euthanized.      

Thanks to everyone again for your donations and support! Without you, we cannot make it!               

It’s been a crazy year, can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for us!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Our next distribution is Sunday Dec 21st from 10 am till 1 pm. 

We have MOVED!! Our new location 5702 OLD HWY 21, Imperial MO 63052 . South of HWY M in the Otto Plaza next to Jefferson County Music, across from Dollar General. Conveniently located between HYW 30 and HWY 55!

To qualify for our program, you MUST be a Jefferson County resident. You need 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. Cards are not acceptable. 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 for the procedure (which we will pay for).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser 10/26 thru 11/2!!

Starting this Sunday 10/16 through Sunday 11/2, California Pizza Kitchen (Creve Coeur and Chesterfield Mall locations) will be collecting pet food for Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry and 10/31 through 11/2 bring in this coupon (just print it out) to the Chesterfield Mall, Creve Coeur or Galleria locations and we will receive 20% of your check!

Please DO NOT be Confused! We are the ORIGINAL Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry!!

Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry is NOT affiliated with the *new* pet food pantry which is opening in our old location. There is going to be mass confusion as they are right next door to our current (temporary) location and ran by a former volunteer.

The ONLY group we are affiliated with is Shelter Buddies of Missouri and we share a 501c3 partnership though our corporation, Animal Buddies of Missouri. All of your monetary and pet food donations are tax deductible!

I have put too much blood, sweat and tears into making Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry what it is today and recognized by the Jefferson County Council, Jefferson County Animal Control, Churches, Schools, Scouts and many other organizations to have this new group confused with our long time organization. I started this pantry because of my volunteering at Jefferson County Animal Control and couldn't bear to see anyone give up their family pets.

I appreciate your support through the years and we will STILL continue to help low income residents of Jefferson County feed, spay and neuter their beloved pets!!

Lots of new and exciting things coming soon!! xoxox ~Debby

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nice article in RFT about our pet food being stolen!!

Yesterday I was contacted by the RFT and did an interview with them. Thanks to Lindsay Toler for making this public!

JewelScent Candle Fundraiser! Good thru 10/19!!

Thanks to the kindness of my little sister..100% of her commission from JewelScent by Sheila will go to the pantry from now until October 19th (which is our distribution day). 

If you aren't familiar with JewelScent, their candles and soaps smell amazing and are very affordable. Best part is A Free Jewel Awaits
Every candle, fragrance, and soap contains a free jewel valued $10 to $7500!!

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