Citrus County Animal Services

Pet Food Donation & Distribution ProgramDonations Save Lives

icon While our animal shelter will continue to be a drop off location, we will no longer distribute pet food to residents. All pet food donations dropped off at our shelter will be given to the Community Food Bank for allocation to one of their approved food pantries to distribute to their clients. Residents who need assistance should contact one of the eight food pantries to determine if they qualify as individuals or families for food assistance.

Our Animal Services Shelter and Community Food Bank of Citrus County have joined together to help the many people in Citrus County who suffer from food insecurity and who could also use some help to feed their pets in these difficult times. 

The Community Food Bank, and eight of our approved food pantries, will now serve as official drop-off locations for Citrus County residents who wish to donate pet food to help our clients. Pet food donations are limited to packaged dry food and/or canned food for dogs and cats only.  Open packages and containers CAN NOT be accepted.

Our strategy to establish multiple donation drop off locations throughout the county is intended to make it easier and more convenient for residents to make these donations at a location near where they live and work.  All pet food donations received will be distributed only to pet owners who qualify as individuals and families suffering from food insecurity and need assistance from a local food pantry. Please contact one of the food pantries to see if you meet the qualifications as an individual or family in need of food assistance.

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