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Aug 09

Peninsula Humane Society offers pet food assistance

Posted on August 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm by Clay Curtin

Striving to keep pets and their families together, Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) created a Pet Food Bank to assist pet owners with food and other supplies for their pets. Low-income county residents or those suffering financial hardship can register to receive pet food and litter from the food bank. Income verification is not necessary, but advance registration for the Pet Food Bank is required. The Pet Food Bank occurs on the second Friday of each month and is 100% donor funded. 

To receive pet food, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of San Mateo County and experiencing financial hardship
  • Agree to use the food bank for personal companion animals in need
  • Understand that food is donated to PHS/SPCA, and the same brand or type of pet food cannot be guaranteed each month
  • Enroll no more than four pets per household

To register for the food bank and receive monthly provisions please fill out the Pet Food Bank Application.

If you would like to donate unopened pet food to the pet food bank or have any questions, please contact Brian Probst at 650-988-5280. Local residents can also bring donated food (cans or unopened bags) to the Coyote Point Shelter in San Mateo or the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion in Burlingame.