Community Pet Pantry
The Community Pet Pantry is a community resource to assist pet guardians experiencing financial hardship. The Tehama County Animal Care Center wants to ensure that no family gives up a pet because they can’t afford to feed it. By offering dog and cat food to Tehama County residents who need it, we strive to make sure that pets in our community never go hungry.
Get Help Feeding a Pet
Need help feeding a pet? Members of our community are welcome to visit our Community Pet Pantry!
The self-serve Community Pet Pantry is located at our shelter, and is accessible any time the shelter is open to the public.
Location: 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA Time: Monday – Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Support the Community Pet Pantry
We gratefully welcome donations of any brand of dog or cat food: wet and dry, opened or not, within its expiration date.
If you are donating food that is not in its original packaging, please label your donation with brand name, dog or cat, and expiration date.
Pet food can be dropped at our main shelter location, 1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, during shelter business hours: Monday – Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Give a gift that will make a difference to hungry pets and their families!
To make a monetary gift to support the Community Pet Pantry, checks can be mailed to PO Box 38, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Please indicate Community Pet Pantry in the memo section.
Feeding Community Cat Colonies
The Community Pet Pantry is a resource for owned pets. We do not have the means to provide food for the feeding of feral or neighborhood colonies. If you are struggling to feed a community cat colony, Tractor Supply offers a 44 lb bag of cat food for $20: here
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take advantage of the Pet Food Pantry?
Any pet owner who needs assistance feeding their dog or cat is welcome to come to the Tehama County Animal Care Center for help! The Community Pet Pantry also offers collars, leashes, and other donated supplies for pet owners.
How much pet food will I get?
Pet owners are welcome to take what they need to get through their hardship period. Unsure what you need? Start with one gallon bag per pet, you can always return if you run short.
What brand is the pet food?
Brands and variety of pet food are constantly changing, and will vary from week to week.
What if my pet has an allergy or special diet requirement?
While we can’t always accomodate special diets, let a staff member know your pet’s needs, and we will see what we can do to help!
Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
1830 Walnut Street, Red Bluff CA 96080