Brevard Humane Society Offers Free and Low-Cost Food Services to Help Feed Pets
Nov 01, 2019 12:00PM
The Brevard Humane Society offers a variety of free and low-cost food services to people struggling financially to feed their pets.
“For years, the Brevard Humane Society has been proud to aid local families by providing needed pet food,” stated Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. “While some pet owners might need food on a short-term, emergency basis, other individuals that may be unemployed, disabled or on government assistance might require long-term solutions. It is our goal to ensure no animals are ever surrendered due to their guardian’s inability to feed them.”
A partnership with Aging Matters in Brevard for their “Pets on Wheels” program has enabled the Brevard Humane Society to assist homebound and elderly citizens who would otherwise be unable to travel to their facilities. Launched in 2016, the program currently distributes approximately 150 to 200 pounds of free pet food per month to community recipients.
Pet food assistance is available to all Brevard County residents currently experiencing financial hardship, based upon demonstrated financial need. Support is made possible solely through generous donations from the local community, therefore pet food brands will vary and special requests or prescription diet plans cannot be accommodated.
For those wishing to help, food may be donated to either adoption center location: 155 Pioneer Road in Merritt Island or 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa. To volunteer and organize food, call 321-636-3343 ext. 207 or email [email protected].