Pet Food Donation and Distribution Program

Consider giving a gift today to help rescue animals get a second chance.

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.  Please note: 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.

These items are urgently needed:

  • Towels, blankets, wash cloths, sheets, and bath mats
  • Clorox bleach
  • Dawn Dish soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Baby scales and food scales for neonates
  • Canned cat food
  • Canned kitten food
  • Dry Kitten Chow
  • Royal Canin Baby Cat wet and dry food
  • Indestructible toys for hard chewer dogs and large dogs
  • Puzzle toys for dogs and cats
  • Cat and kitten toys
  • Catnip
  • Temptation cat treats
  • Pupperoni dog treats
  • Stretch and Scratch cat scratchers https://www.stretchandscratch.com/
  • Snugglesafe warming disks for neonates
  • Miracle nipples for kittens
  • Bottles for neonatal kittens
  • KMR kitten formula
  • Tomahawk Feral cat dens
  • Martingale collars for dogs smalls and mediums
  • Audio books on CDs and animal CDs
  • Disposable Lasagna Pans 9X13
  • Cardboard box flats
  • Humane cat traps
  • Clumping cat litter
  • Canned dog food
  • Spray cheese
  • 6 foot 1 inch clip leashes
  • ½ pound and 1 pound paper food trays
  • Cat beds
  • Wire dog crates
  • Cat carriers

Items Needed:

  • Blue Dawn Dish Soap
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Hard Rubber Dog Balls
  • Newspapers
  • Paper Towels
  • Pet Shampoo
  • Toys