Calaveras Humane Society

Pet Food Bank News

We Are Delighted To Announce The Pet Food Bank Is Now Open

News Update: June 27, 2020

Food Donations Needed

We’re open again and our Pet Food Bank has been hoppin’ lately with many new households signing up. We’re very happy to be able to help members of our community who are having difficulty affording food for their beloved pets.

Right now we are in particular need of medium and small sized bags of dry dog food. If you’re able, we appreciate donations of any brand (unopened bags only, please).

You may drop food by our adoption center during our open hours, OR do a quick ‘n’ easy order from our Amazon Wishlist (free shipping for Prime members!).

We’re extremely proud of this 100% donor-supported program. THANK YOU for your generosity! ❤️🐾

dog with aqua food bowl

News Update: March 26, 2019

Changes For Covid-19 Shelter In Place Duration

Even though our shelter and adoption center is closed to the public during the COVID-19 situation, we will keep our Pet Food Bank operational for the hundreds of local dogs and cats who depend on receiving food. We are committed to helping — especially now, when they need us most.

If you are ALREADY ENROLLED as a client of our Pet Food Bank, you can make an appointment in advance for curbside pickup of your monthly food allotment. Please call (209) 736-9417 or email to make arrangements.

We’re sorry, but we will be unable to enroll new participants in the program until after the shelter-in-place directive is lifted.

As always, we thank everyone who helps support this program with your food donations! The pet food received by our clients is more crucial now than ever before. ❤️🐾

Covid-19 Changes

News Update: March 14, 2019

Food Needed

We’ve had a big surge over the last couple months in the number of low-income county residents enrolling in our Pet Food Bank program.

We have an urgent need for DOG FOOD right now. Unopened bags of any brand, unexpired, are welcome to be dropped off during our regular business hours (Wednesday through Sunday, 11-5).

We’ve also updated our Amazon Wishlist with affordable options if you’d like to order online and have it delivered to us directly — free shipping for Prime members on all our wishlist items!

Thank you to everyone who so generously supports this program. We couldn’t do it without you. We firmly believe our Pet Food Bank helps keep much-loved pets out of shelters and in their homes. ❤️🐾

Our Amazon Wish List

Food Needed

News Update: December 18, 2019

Thank You!

We want to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who responded to our most recent request for food for our Pet Food Bank. The walk-in donations and deliveries from Amazon have been absolutely overwhelming, in the best possible way.

This program, providing pet food monthly for low-income Calaveras households with hundreds of animals, is 100% donor-supported. Such a shining example of how members of our community care for one another! ♥️🐾

Our Amazon Wish List

Thank you for pet foot donations

News Update: December 9, 2019

Food Needed

With the holidays fast approaching, our Pet Food Bank has been hoppin’. We’re very happy to be able to help members of our community who are having difficulty affording food for their beloved pets, especially this time of year.

Our stash is running dangerously low, though, particularly on dry dog food. If you’re able, we appreciate donations of ANY brand (unopened bags only, please). You can drop food by our adoption center during open hours, OR do a quick ‘n’ easy order from our Amazon Wishlist (link below — free shipping for Prime members) and have it sent right to us.

We’re very proud that this program is 100% donor-supported, and we want to keep it that way. Our Pet Food Bank is a shining example of the very best of our community: Neighbors helping neighbors. THANK YOU for your support! ♥️🐾

Our Amazon Wish List

begging dog with blue food bowl

News Update: October 18, 2019

Food Needed

We’ve gone through nearly all the food everyone donated a couple months ago to our Pet Food Bank (we shared a large amount with our friends at The Resource Connection Food Bank, to make the food easier for those in need to obtain), and are now reaching out to ask our generous supporters to help replenish our stock.

An important goal of your Calaveras Humane Society is to keep animals that are loved right in their homes where they belong.

Donations may be brought to our shelter during open hours, and we’ve updated our Amazon Wishlist with a number of low-cost selections (free shipping for Prime members!).

Only dry food needed at this time — we’re all set with canned. We particularly need dry CAT food. For kitties, we absolutely love the 6-lb. bags, though larger bags are of course welcome as well. For dog food, the 15 to 22-lb. bags are best for our needs.

Thank you in advance to our wonderful community for helping keep this essential program going! ♥️🐾

Our Amazon Wish List

dog with aqua food bowl

News Update: August 12, 2019

We Asked, You Answered!

We recently asked for donations to our Pet Food Bank, and my oh my, did our community ever come through! The Amazon Fairies delivered more than 700 pounds of food to us thanks to your generosity. We’re blown away, and so very grateful.

We try to be judicious and only ask for things when we have legitimate need — so you won’t be hearing us request pet food for a while. We are all set!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed. The families participating in our Pet Food Bank, and their pets, are thankful too. ♥️🐾

thank you

News Update: June 7, 2019

We’re Ready To Help

We’re here for anyone who needs a helping hand. If someone you know is struggling to afford pet food, please send them our way. The cost of feeding a beloved pet doesn’t need to be an issue. Food for dogs and cats available now to low-income Calaveras residents through the CHS Pet Food Bank.

dog with white food bowl

News Update: May 21, 2019

New Food Drop Off Point

We are delighted to announce that Country Feed and More in San Andreas is now an official donation location for the Calaveras Humane Society Pet Food Bank. Feel free to drop your contributions into the specially marked bin in the store. You can buy ’em right there! ♥️🐾

We’re trying to make it as convenient as possible for people to donate. Check out our Pet Food Bank page for a list of all our donation location partners.

dog eating from metal food bowl

News Update: April 25, 2019

Food needed.

The launch of our Food Bank has been a huge success! So successful, in fact, that we have a plea to make. If you’re able, can you donate some pet food?

Thank you in advance to all who can give food needed to help your neighbors keep their pets!

dog with aqua food bowl

April 22, 2019 Food Bank Opens!

We Can Help You

We’re delighted to announce the official launch of the Calaveras Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank. Now, low-income Calaveras residents may enroll to receive pet food monthly to supplement what they’re already able to provide. Our goal is to never let the cost of pet food prevent a well-loved pet from remaining in its home.

Our Pet Food Bank page has more information.

You Can Help Us

We need pet food donations!

You can bring unopened bags and cans of dog and cat food to our office during our regular hours or swing by one of our local drop off points. Our Pet Food Bank page has more information about drop off points in Calaveras County.

Or order supplies from our Amazon Wishlist. They will be delivered to us.

We rely on community support to operate this program.

Other Programs For Calaveras County Residents

Find out about other Calaveras Humane Society programs. Visit our Services Section.

dog and cat with food bowls

June 26, 2020