AniMeals Pet Food Pantry
Faced with financial hardship, families often give up their pets as they cannot afford to feed or care for them. The sad result is that now, more than ever, many more are being given up or abandoned.
To help the people most in need, the ARCS AniMeals Pet Food Pantry provides emergency assistance to families facing unemployment, foreclosure, or other financial crises, thus enabling them to keep their pets.
We provide pet food and pet supplies, such as cat litter, until the family is able to provide these necessities on their own. In addition, owners can benefit from our affordable spay and neuter program.
The purpose of AniMeals is to prevent people from having to give up their pets. Owners must show proof of financial need and not be looking to adopt or obtain any new pets. Pet owners must accept in good faith that with the help of the AniMeals Program, they will be able to care for their animals in a reasonable amount of time.
AniMeals runs solely on the generosity of the community- all pet food and supplies are donated by others. We are always in need of more items! If you are interested in making a donation to AniMeals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-786-8333.
What Can I Donate?
We are always in need of donations of pet food and supplies.
Cat Food - dry
Dog Food - dry
Cat Food - canned
Dog Food - canned
Hassle Free Donations
Donations can be made without having to make a special trip to our office, or even leave the comfort of your home.
Visit our ARCS AniMeals Wishlist on Amazon.
Please be sure to include your name and address in the message section so that we can send you a receipt and thank you note.
By contributing to the AniMeals food program, your generosity helps keep animals in the homes where they're loved and cherished. We accept donations of all kinds. All sizes, brands, and types of food are greatly appreciated! If you have questions about donating, please call 920-786-8333. Donations can be dropped off at our AniMeals Pantry locations during the hours the ARCS bus is at each location.
Who do we help?
Animals – by keeping them in their homes and out of shelters
People – by helping them keep the pets they love
The community – by reducing strain on government resources and saving rehoming’ expense by shelters and rescues
Who are our typical clients?
All ages, races, and marital status
Retired, living on social security or other limited income
Physically or mentally disabled
Homeless and/or nontraditional home (camp, etc.)
How do we help?
We provide up to 5 months’ food and supplies to give the client time to get back on their feet. Food and supplies are donated by individuals or purchased at wholesale. This means we may not be able to match preferred brands. If a client has a pet with special food needs, they should make a note on their application and we will try to address the need if we can. Otherwise we give the food that we have.
Who are we?
We are animal lovers and all volunteers. We have no paid staff so we are not always available during ‘normal business hours.’ We try to be as responsive as we can but please understand and be patient should you call us. If you have computer access, you may get a quicker response by sending an email to email@example.com.
How do clients find us?
Clients can apply for assistance by accessing our forms on this website or contact ARCS at 920-786-8333 to get the next scheduled AniMeals Pantry and you can fill one out on the bus. An application only has to be filled out once per year.
Where do clients pick up their supplies?
Once a client is accepted into the program, they have a number of options to get their supplies. We have a calendar of where our bus will be each month.
We provide supplies directly from the Animal Resource Center of Sheboygan office.
Clients can pick up food from any number of locations. Our bus travels to different food pantries throughout the county and parks outside of these pantries with our bus to supply pet food to those attending the human food pantry. This is open to anybody that stops by.to use it.
What does the application process involve? How long does it take to get help?
Clients must fill out the application form completely. Incomplete applications are not processed.
Clients must sign and date their applications. Clients are made active based on the signature date on their signed application. Undated applications are not processed.
One applicant per household.
All applicants must be 18 or older.
By signing our application, you agree to follow these rules outlined below.
We reserve the right to deny any application for any reason.
AniMeals provides temporary assistance to help individuals and families in need to feed their pets and should not be viewed as a permanent source of pet food. AniMeals/ARCS does not donate to anyone breeding, selling, or flipping animals and it reserves the right to refuse anyone under any circumstance, such as someone who is a breeder. Below are the general guidelines. However, every request will be reviewed ona case-by-case basis. AniMeals will provide food for up to five pets.
To go to our online application click here.