If you are struggling to provide for your pet or would like to donate to those in need, these resources could help.
The Pet Food Bank Service currently covers Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, Swansea, Gilfach Goch, Merthyr and Pontypridd. They provide pet food and pet items for vulnerable people.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home (EDCH) has partnered with several Pet Foodbank Groups in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Stirling/Falkirk, and Borders, which provide essential items that will allow you to continue caring for your pets.
England (Manchester, Sheffield, and Grimsby):
Blue Cross has a section on their website about Pet Food Banks and initiatives in Manchester, Sheffield, and Grimsby.
The RSPCA have partnered with 40 food banks across north of England
The RSPCA Wimbledon, Wandsworth, and Sutton Branch along with the RSPCA Balham and Tooting Branch, have teamed up with Wimbledon Food Bank to deliver pet food to those who need it.
England (High Wycombe):
Check out this article in Country Living Magazine on how to locate pet food banks in your area (or start one yourself).
Still can’t find a local Food Bank that provides Pet Food?
- Inquire at local animal shelters – they may be able to help point you in the right direction, and many have connections with food banks.
- Social media (especially Facebook) is a good place to find grass root charities or small-scale community efforts.
News update August 2023 – RSPCA trial vet voucher scheme
The RSPCA is trialling a new voucher scheme to help pet owners who need financial assistance to pay for veterinary care.
The vouchers, worth up to £250 each, are being issued by the RSPCA’s frontline officers and through food bank referrals.