Thursday, July 5, 2012

Placer SPCA Urgently Seeks Donations for Pet Food Assistance Program

The cupboards are nearly bare for the Placer SPCA’s Food Assistance Program. The organization is urgently seeking donations of dry dog and cat food.

Through the Food Assistance Program, the Placer SPCA receives daily requests for dog and cat food from Placer County pet owners. The food is given free of charge on a walk-in basis when supplies are available. Individuals may receive food assistance once per month.

This summer, the Placer SPCA’s supplies of both dog and cat food for the program are dangerously low.

“We actually had to suspend the dog food assistance program last month,” said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis. “It is hard to turn away people who may find themselves having to choose between buying food for their pets or food for their families.”

All food available through the Food Assistance Program is donated.

“Food donations may be down a bit,” said Fratis, “but the main factor here is that demand is up. We receive 70 to 100 requests for dog and cat food every month from pet owners who are having a tough time making ends meet.”

The shortage of donated food does not mean animals in the care of Placer SPCA are going without. Through a generous donation from Hill’s® Science Diet®, Placer SPCA receives supplies of food designated for the shelter animals.

Donations of unopened bags of pet food for the Food Assistance Program may be brought to the Placer SPCA at 150 Corporation Yard Road in Roseville. For more information about the program, contact the Placer SPCA at (916) 782-7722, (530) 885-7387 or email

Local companion animal welfare experts, the Placer SPCA offers many services for the pets and people of Placer County. Learn more at

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Placer SPCA.

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