The SPCA of Tompkins County has been offering a weekly pet food pantry on Saturday mornings to help people who are having trouble feeding their pets over the last year, with a range of dog food, cat food, small mammal food, and supplies vary depending on what’s been donated by companies and community members.
“Dry cat food is the most requested item at our food pantry,” the SPCA of Tompkins County said on Wednesday afternoon, “and we want to make sure all the cats in our community have full bellies, including the most feral ones!”
“A couple months ago, we put out the call for cat food donations. Our wonderful community donated a generous pile of food, and we are hoping to get your help again as our stockpile dwindles,” the SPCA said. “Having an assortment of dry cat foods on hand is helpful for our picky eaters, and we use it at our Saturday pet food pantry to help support our pet-owning neighbors and cat colony caretakers.”
The SPCA hopes community members will come through once again, and ship or drop off dry cat food, or canned wet cat food or other supplies. If you have your own picky eater, you can even bring over a bag that’s been opened that your pet didn’t like. “Just tape it shut, and add an estimated date for when it was opened so we can make sure it gets used before going stale,” they say.
If you buy from the SPCA’s Amazon or Chewy wishlist, their shipping address is on file. If you order independently or buy from a local store, just deliver or ship to SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, New York 14850.
Anyone who’d like to donate to the SPCA directly can make a secure online gift toward the challenge at spcaonline.com by clicking the “Donate Now” graphic, can mail a check to the SPCA at 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, New York 14850, or call 607-257-1822. The SPCA isn’t open to the public right now except by appointment.
Community members who need help feeding their pets can visit the drive-through pet food pantry any Saturday morning between 10-11am. Just pull into the intake building parking lot (east of the adoption center parking lot), stay in your car, and roll down the window, and a staff member will get what you need.