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Animal Care Services
Published on Friday, November 9, 2018

Animal Care Services pet pantry program in danger

ACS community program in desperate need of dog food, newspaper and litter

CONTACT: Lisa Norwood, 210.207.6665
210.315.3130, Lisa.norwood@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 8, 2018) - It’s a program that’s run on the kindness of a community for the community. Now, it looks like the Animal Care Services Pet Pantry program will run out dog food by this weekend. The program was started several years ago to provide temporary help for local pet owners struggling to feed their companion animals but the Pet Pantry only operates as donated supplies are available. The ACS Pet Pantry currently has just nine bags of donated dog food and no cat litter. Newspaper and pet treats are also running critically low and will run out in the next week. Donations of pet food or other new and gently used pet items can be made any time during regular business hours--Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is located at 4710 State Highway 151. City residents who want to be notified of urgent pleas for supplies, fosters and other ACS needs can sign up for the new “Furst Responder Team” at: https://goo.gl/forms/RkjkhQjndUPMXOB72. Local businesses or civic organizations can also support the Pet Pantry through the ACS Pay it Furward program which pairs philanthropy and education. Residents can find out more by contacting acseducation@sanantonio.gov.