One critical step in helping to reduce the number of animals in shelters is providing residents with resources so they can avoid relinquishing their pets to shelters. We can only help pets and the people who love them through the support of the community. Any donation of pet food is greatly appreciated. The pet food bank provides pet food to the pets of low-income residents. Please note that we rely on donations to fill orders, which means our food levels vary.
By providing free pet food to those in need, we are able to:
- Reduce the number of animals that are taken to the shelter
- Reduce the number of animals that are euthanized due to overcrowded shelters
- Preserve the loving relationship that pet owners share with their pets
- Relieve people of the emotional stress of not being able to provide for their pets
Qualifying For Assistance
To receive food assistance you must be on one of the following programs:
Supplemental Security Income
Community Health Sect 8
Temporary Cash Assistance
Women, Infant, Child (WIC)
Relative Caregiver Program
*Note: if you do not participate in any of the programs listed here, you may still qualify based on your income and household size.
Both of the following forms are required to participate in the Pet Food Pantry:
Application for Assistance
Terms of Agreement & Requirements to Receive Donations
Pick up times are scheduled for Pantry Open days while the shelter is temporarily closed. Days are held on the first Saturday of the month at the shelter from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We recommend an appointment to decrease your wait time.
July 11th – a week later due to holiday
How you can help
The pet food pantry not only fills bellies, but it also helps to save lives by providing families with what they need to keep their pets at home and out of shelters. The pet food pantry relies completely on donations. You can help keep the pantry stocked by donating cat and dog food! We also accept open bags of pet food.
*If you haven’t yet joined AmazonSmile, you’ll see a screen asking you to join before directing you to our Charity List. It’s free and you’ll be able to select the Humane Society of Bay County as the charity of your choice. After your selection, you should be directed to our Charity List to begin shopping.
Please drop off pet food donations at one of our drop off locations.
1600 Bay Avenue, Panama City
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breeze Animal Hospital*
9222 Back Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
*Items can be left at the front door.