The Pet Pantry Project helps people in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas keep their beloved pets at home, rather than surrendering them to a shelter by providing food, leashes and other pet care items.
During economic hardship, families often must choose between feeding and caring for their pets and paying household bills or purchasing human food. We believe that, with a strong support structure and access to free or affordable food and supplies, they will be less likely to surrender their pet to a shelter when they find themselves facing that hardship. Temporary access to this support will eliminate the choice of paying a household bill or buying pet food, and reduce the number of pets surrendered to local shelters, which are our goals.
We want people to succeed as responsible pet owners, and want those facing economic hardship to know that the Monmouth County SPCA will provide them support. You can visit our ‘home base’ at the MCSPCA at 260 Wall Street, Eatontown.
The Pet Pantry Project accepts donations of dry dog food, wet dog and cat food, dry cat food, cat litter and some other supplies like leashes, litter scoops, etc. Funds raised through the Pet Pantry Project go towards purchasing food to keep the pantry stocked, and spay and neuter surgeries for pets receiving support through the Project.
To qualify for the MCSPCA Pet Pantry Project, you must have proof of spay/neuter of your pet (or willing to spay/neuter), show proof of income, and provide a valid photo ID.