Humane Pennsylvania’s Spike Pet Pantry has become a vital pet food resource for our community members facing financial hardships during the pandemic. Since the beginning of the social distancing protocols and non-essential business closing, Humane Pennsylvania’s Spike’s Pet Pantry has distributed more than 25 tons of pet food to our community near and far.
Humane Pennsylvania has been designated as the emergency distributor for pet food and supplies for Eastern Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (PASART). Because of this designation, Humane Pennsylvania’s team has delivered thousands of pounds of pet food to human food pantries, animal shelters and rescue groups in Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Dauphin, Northampton, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Lebanon, and Tioga counties and beyond.
“In these uncertain times, people have so many things to stress about – feeding their four-legged family members shouldn’t have to be one of them. HPA is grateful to be able to distribute enough pet food to ensure that thousands of families throughout eastern Pennsylvania have one less worry today, and we intend to continue doing all we can to serve pets and pet owners throughout the duration of this crisis,” stated Inga Fricke, Director of Community Initiatives for Humane Pennsylvania.
Humane Pennsylvania has received generous donations from GreaterGood.org, Chewy, Hills, Purina, PetSmart and community members to assist in supplying individuals facing financial hardship with the necessary pet food.
These donations have played a vital part in keeping our Spike’s Pet Pantry shelves stocked and have allowed Humane Pennsylvania to reach more people and more communities throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
As the stay at home order continues, the number of individuals and families still in need of pet food has, and will continue to grow, and this increased need is rapidly depleting the stock at Spike’s Pet Pantry.
Continued donations are needed to sustain the growing need. Donations of pet food can be purchased through our Amazon WishList, www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/ZM4RWC3GE78P, and directly shipped to Humane Veterinary Hospital in Reading or the Humane League of Lancaster County. Also, financial donations are in great need and can easily be made online at humanepa.org/donations/online-donations.