In February of last year my thoughts of starting a pet food pantry in Jefferson County became a reality.
Thanks to Bi-State Pet Food Pantry (Sandy and Kylie) for letting me pick your brain, observe a distribution and all of the help to get us up and running. Thanks to Cherie Bauman and I55 Store It for your help and giving us a nice place to get started.
June 16th, 2011 we had our first pet food distribution. Since then, this is what we have given to those in need:
Dry Dog Food – 520 lbs
Dry Cat Food – 238 lbs
Canned Dog Food – 73 cans
Canned Cat Food – 240 cans
Cat Litter – 200 lbs
We have given away 7lbs of Gerbil Food, 10lbs of Rabbit Food, various treats, toys, collars, leashes, beds , de-wormer, sweaters, shampoo, flea meds, crates and MORE!!
We were able to donate a case of cat food each to Tenth Life, Animal House Fund and St. Louis Pet Rescue. We were happy to deliver 2 large bags of puppy food to Canines In Crisis and countless treats as well as specialty food (kitten, senior, etc) to JCAC when they needed it.
Most importantly, we were able to educate some people on spaying and neutering. Thanks to BARC and the other wonderful programs available in St. Louis City (we really need some in JeffCo) . Several of the people using our service were able to get their animals altered for cheap and even FREE!!