If you are experiencing financial hardship and feeding your pet(s) has become a challenge, consider these options for short term assistance. This page includes information about organizations that provide free pet food in Pima County and if they have any requirements for you to receive the assistance. Some sites may have supplies as well as food. It is always a good idea to call first and make sure the location has food available the day you want to pick it up.
Humane Society of Southern Arizona – Main Shelter
Where: 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
When: First Sunday of each month 8am – 10am (when the first Sunday is a holiday, food distribution is available the following Sunday instead)
Provided if available: cat/dog food, cat litter, treats Requirements: Must be able to provide proof of pet alteration
Woofs Without Roofs
Where: Z Mansion
288 N. Church
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 888-7279 Kathryn Halstead DMV
When: Second Sunday of each month 10-11:30
Provided if available: dog/cat food and supplies. Wellness clinic as well. Requirements: for the pets of homeless or homeless in transition owners.
Hermitage Cat Shelter
Where: 5278 E. 21st Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
When: Thursdays. Summer hours (April through August): 9 to 2. Winter hours: 11 – 4
Provided if available: dog and cat food, cat litter. Complete application form at shelter or on their website and bring with ID and spay/neuter certificate to the shelter.
The Sanctuary Project
When/Where: Contact The Sanctuary Project to make arrangements
Provided if available: cat/dog food Requirements: After receiving first donation, one hour of volunteering with organization is required per donation
The Animal League of Green Valley
Where: 1600 W. Duval Mine Road
Green Valley, AZ 85614
When: Daily from 10-2
Provided if available – cat/dog food Requirements: Must sign form saying you received a pet food donation
Casa Maria Catholic Worker Community
Where: 352 E. 25th St
Tucson, AZ 85713
When: Daily from 8:30-11:30
Provided if available: cat/dog food Requirements: None
The Pet Ministry at Christ Church United Methodist
Where: The Food Bank (west side of church campus)
655 N. Craycroft
Tucson, AZ 85711
When: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 12:00
Provided if available: cat/dog food. Requirements: One of the many Food Pantries availabe to low income families. Learn more at Community Food Bank of Southern AZ**
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Where: Joseph’s Pantry, North side of the church.
2331 E. Adams St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
When: Monday – (and most)Saturday 9:00 – 12:00
Provided: cat/dog food. Call during the week to see if they are open that Saturday.
Pet Coupon Central
Where: online at http://www.petcouponscentral.com/
Provides pet food and pet supply coupons to owners, fosters, feral colony caretakers, rescues and shelters.
** Another possibility: The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides help to low income families. They provide one food box per month for your entire family and they will include pet food when they have it available. You do not have to prove your income. You just need a photo ID and sign a form stating your income is less than a certain amount. You can call the food bank locations nearest you to see if pet food is available (depends on the donations they received). For eligibility guidelines and locations of the food pantries click here: https://www.communityfoodbank.org/Get-Help/Food-Boxes
IF YOU CAN, PLEASE DONATE PET FOOD, PET SUPPLIES, CASH OR COUPONS
Clip and send coupons to Pet Coupon Central: Mary Rogers, Pet Coupons Central, 135 South H Street #5, Tulare, CA 93274
Every pet food pantry that offers free food or supplies is relying on donations to make that possible. PLEASE support them!
In addition to the locations listed above, The Humane Society of Southern Arizona and The Hermitage Cat Shelter have a list of additional locations to drop off donations:
The Hermitage Cat Shelter – http://hermitagecatshelter.org/food-for-peoples-pets/
Humane Society of Southern Arizona – http://hssaz.org/get-involved/give/wish-list/