Need Help?

Everyone needs a little help sometimes.

Need Help?

If you find yourself experiencing financial difficulty and are unable to provide for your pet, we will be more than happy to help!

Thank you for seeking out a service to help keep your pet in your home!

Our guidelines:

  • Applicants must be the pet owner and at least 18 years old.
  • Only one person per household can apply for services.
  • You must have had your pet(s) for 6 months to be eligible.
  • You may only receive food assistance from us one (1) time per month.
  • We are a temporary pet food source, not long-term.
  • We reserve the right to make exceptions to how much or how often we donate to an individual based on need.
  • Food is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • We provide enough food to feed each animal for approximately one (1) month with a maximum of 40 lbs. per animal.
  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstances.
  • Reselling the pet food is prohibited and will result in the termination of our services.
  • We take into consideration special requests for specific formulas and flavors of dog and cat food (e.g. senior, indoor, etc.), but we are only able to give what we have at the time the request is made.
  • Recipients must be present to receive assistance.
  • We do not deliver.
  • We are unable to provide assistance to breeders, groups feeding feral animals, rescue group foster parents, or those using pets for illegal activities.
  • All recipients must agree to not have any animal outside, tethered, or chained 24/7.
  • We are providing a service to the community and ask that recipients only take what they need.
  • We accept all kinds of pet food. By accepting food and/or services from the Pantry, the recipient, all household members, their friends and family agree NOT to hold the Pantry, its staff, volunteers, and benefactors legally liable in the unfortunate event the recipient’s pet(s) becomes ill or the food upsets the pet’s stomach.
  • When one receives pet food from the Pantry, they are made aware of the potential risks involved with feeding their pet(s) a new food since it’s unlikely that the pet food received is the recipient’s usual brand(s).
  • All new recipients to the Pantry must have proof of at least one pet spay/neuter before they can receive any food starting on their first visit. They must then have another one done each consecutive month until all pets are spayed/neutered and have brought proof for each. If the client fails to prove at least one per month, then the Pantry will no longer provide food for any of their pets. (Note: all documentation must have the pet’s name and owner’s name on the form.)
  • The Pantry reserves the right to contact the listed veterinarian on the pet’s documentation before providing food.

 

What do you need to bring for the first visit?

  1. Government issued photo ID
  2. Proof of Need- government assistance (Medicaid, Food Stamps, Unemployment, Disability, Low income-must bring tax return)
  3. Proof of Spay/Neuter for at least one pet (Each additional month you will need to provide S/N for another pet until all have been completed)

 

*Note that the documentation must have the pet’s name and owner’s name on the form. The Pantry reserves the right to contact the listed veterinarian on the pet’s documentation before providing food.

 

Where should you go?

4015 Papin Street, St. Louis, MO 63110

 

When is distribution?

9:00am- 11:00am (You must be in line by 11am)

 

January 15th, 2017

February 19th, 2017

March 19th, 2017

April 23rd, 2017

May 21st, 2017

June 11th, 2017

July 16th, 2017

August 20th, 2017

September 17th, 2017

October 15th, 2017

November 19th, 2017

December 17th, 2017

* When you arrive for the first time, please let the volunteers know you are a new recipient

 

What do we provide?

We provide enough food to feed each animal for approximately one (1) month with a maximum of 40 lbs. per animal. Assistance will only be provided to a maximum of 5 animals per household and no animals can be added to the household at any time.