If you’re struggling financially at this time and are in need of pet food, you can find help from ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Miami. It is now offering free pet food to Miami-Dade County residents affected by the current times, with a few provisions to follow.
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The service is part of the ASPCA’s Relief and Recovery Initiative offering free dog and cat food to people who qualify. Distribution is by appointment only. Call 800-738-9437 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to request an appointment.
Requirements to take into consideration:
- Only healthy residents will be given the food if eligible.
- Photo ID, appointment, time, name and Zip code are all required at time of pickup.
- Only two people allowed per car, and no pets are allowed in line.
- You must arrive promptly at appointment time. If you think you’re arriving late, call the appointment line.
Visit our Miami-Dade Crisis Resources page for more information.
More Free Pet Food
The Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department will be hosting another edition of its Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank this Friday, Sept. 25.
Get free food for your furry friend during the hours of 8-11 a.m. – or while supplies last – at the Blakey Park/Homestead PAL Center, 600 SW 14th Ave., Homestead. You are urged to enter the premises from Lucy Street/Southwest Eighth Street. Click here for more details.
Deals alert: Get $5 off Hill’s pet food
Hill’s pet food is offering a deal for $5 off one bag of dry food or one case of cans. And when you buy Hill’s pet food, you’re also helping feed shelter animals in need, according to a post on the Miami-Dade Animal Services Facebook page. Feed your pet, help a pet, enjoy your savings – all in a good day’s work! Click here for all the details.
Publix: Get your pet medications at the pharmacy
Did you know Publix fills pet meds? The Lakeland-based supermarket giant makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions – and your pet’s – in a one-stop shopping experience.
All Florida locations offer heartworm and flea/tick prescriptions, as well as antibiotics and allergy medicine. Find out more by clicking here.