Due to the struggling economy, the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter has established a Pet Food Pantry for those pet owners in need. This program enables families to keep their pets while spending their limited resources on living expenses for themselves. FMAS is hoping, that by coming to the aid of these pet owners, they will be able to keep their beloved pets instead of finding them a new home, surrendering to a shelter or abandoning them. FMAS feels this program literally makes a difference between keeping a pet and having to give the pet up.
To be eligible for this program, owners must be low income (no proof will be needed) and the pets must be spayed or neutered. The pantry can be used once every 30 days and should be used as a safety net. If your pets are not altered, we can assist once, and we will provide information regarding low-cost spay/neuter programs. Proof of an appointment or surgery would be needed to use the pantry again.
We highly recommend you call the shelter ahead of time to make sure we have enough food in stock. Food may be picked at the Manchester Animal Shelter during our normal business hours.