The Humane Society of Saline County will open a free pet food pantry Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at at 7600 Bauxite Highway, in Bauxite. GreaterGood.org, a national nonprofit that protects people, pets and the planet, donated pet food to the Humane Society of Saline County (HSSC) in response to COVID-19.
The HSSC will act as a distribution hub for partner agencies, pet food pantries, and local pet parents struggling financially that need resources to care for their pets.
“We are so lucky to have been able to partner with GreaterGood.org to provide this food for people in their time of need. We want to be able to help people keep their pets during these difficult times,” said Ann Sanders, Director of the Humane Society of Saline County. “We also want to thank everyone that was involved in helping us put this event together – Saline County Judge Arey, Justice of the Peace Tammy Schmidt, Saline County Road Department, Arkansas Department of Corrections Benton Unit, Amanda Sanders, Brad Wallace and numerous other shelter volunteers. Without all these people working together, we wouldn’t be able to provide this service to the citizens in need.”
Come by the shelter on that day and fill out a small form. HSSC may also be able to assist participants with other services, such as low cost spay/neuter or shots. To help the line move more quickly, you can print this form and bring it already filled out. There will also be some available at the pet pantry.
This local distribution of pet food is part of multi-million dollar nationwide donation effort that GreaterGood.org is executing to help the pet communities across the U.S. impacted most by the coronavirus outbreak.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented animal sheltering crisis, while also affecting pet parents so it is our duty to step in and offer assistance on a national level by creating a network of relief distribution centers with our local animal shelter partners while also supporting them,” said Liz Baker, CEO for GreaterGood.org. “Our goal is to provide local animal shelters and pet parents struggling financially, with pet food so they can continue to care for the pets they love during this challenging and stressful time.”
Rescue Bank, a signature program of GreaterGood.org, will manage the distribution of these lifesaving donations to the local shelters. GreaterGood.org’s nationwide donation effort is made possible with the support of long-time partners including Chewy, PetSmart Charities®, iHeartDogs, Purina, Mars Petcare, Rachael Ray Nutrish, RC Pets, Pet Adventures Worldwide, Vitakraft Sun Seed, Inc., and GreaterGood.com. For more information, please visit GreaterGood.org.
The Humane Society of Saline County is a private non-private organization run 100% on donations. If you would like to make a donation to them, you can mail it to at 7600 Bauxite Highway, Bauxite Arkansas 72011.