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Indiana Pet Food Pantries Facing Critical Needs During Pandemic

Indiana Pet Food Pantries Facing Critical Needs During Pandemic

Many pet food pantries are in urgent need of supplies.

Indiana State Director of the Humane Society of the United States Samantha Morton says those pantries are an essential resource for people hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis who need help feeding their pets.

“We went ahead and called all the food pantries and were able to identify 11 that have a really great need of food and other supplies that they provide to residents in their community," says Morton. 

There are 33 pet food pantries in in the state.

The Indiana pet pantries identified with the most need for pet food, cat litter and other supplies were:

  • Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry: Needs dry cat food
  • Hendricks County Friends of the Shelter: Foresee a need for dry cat food
  • Humane Society of Johnson County: Needs clumping cat litter and canned dog food
  • Action for Animals, Delaware County: Needs canned dog and cat food; have very little dry cat food
  • Best Buddies Pet Pantry (Lake County): Needs dry dog and cat food
  • Brown County Humane Society SPOT program: Needs dry dog and cat food
  • Humane Society of St. Joseph County: Needs dry cat food
  • Scott County Pet Pantry: Needs everything, but especially dry cat food
  • Good Samaritan Network: Needs dog & cat food
  • Bluffton-Wells County Animal Shelter: Needs dry dog food
  • Monroe County Humane Association: Needs dry dog and cat food, cat litter, and gallon size Ziploc bags.

Those who are in need of accessing the pet food pantry can find their closest one here

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