As you can imagine, the unprecedented challenges this pandemic has created for people is also putting animals at risk by straining essential owner resources. Because we know the best and safest places for pets are at home with their families, we want to do everything we can to keep people and pets together during this crisis. This is why the ASPCA launched free pet food distribution centers in select cities across the United States, including New York City with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
In New York City alone, the ASPCA has fed over 10,000 animals since early April through these pet food distribution centers.
In addition, the ASPCA is donating free pet food to local organizations to support their own food bank efforts. This includes donating pet food to the BronxWorks Community Pantry so they can ensure their clients also have essential resources to continue to provide care for their pets.
ASPCA New York City Pet Food Distribution Center
Pet food distribution is by appointment only, and the location for pick up will be provided when an appointment is made. This is necessary to control the number of people at the distribution center at all times so we can follow social distancing protocols and ensure the safety of our staff and clients. Appointments can be made by calling 877-204-8821 between 08:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.
- We are offering free dog and cat food and supplies, such as cat litter
- This service is open to residents of New York City.
- Pet food and supplies are available for pick-up.
- Residents will be required to provide their appointment time, name, and zip code at order pickup and should bring a photo ID.
- We will not be able to accommodate same-day appointments.
- Pet owners should not bring their pets with them.
- Residents should not arrive early and should call the hotline number if they are running late.
- Residents should not come if they are symptomatic. They may send a family member in their place.