With donations down dramatically since the statewide shelter-at-home order was issued, supplies at the AniMeals pet food pantry operated by the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton, are at an all-time low, just when the need is greatest.
The Humane Society’s Nevada Street adoption center is closed to the public, but the pet food pantry has remained open as an essential service. The program provides more than 120,000 pet meals annually to help low-income pet owners care for their animals and prevent more cats and dogs from being abandoned.
The Humane Society is now asking for contributions to keep the pantry in operation, and while pet food can still be dropped off at the back of the adoption center, monetary donations are preferred because it allows the organization to maximize contributions by purchasing pet food at wholesale. To contribute, go to valleyhumane.org.
A third option is to order pet food online and have it delivered to the Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St., in Pleasanton.