Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Pet’s Pantry at ECHO

Donate a bag of food and help a pet STAY at home!

Sadly, a leading cause of pet surrender calls at the Humane Society is an inability to afford pet food. Now, we would certainly never adopt a pet into a home where its care would be unaffordable, but once a pet’s in a safe and loving home, we want to do what we can to keep them there! We believe it’s within our mission to do what we can to help the people who love those pets in need. Pet’s Pantry is a once monthly pet food pantry for families and individuals pre-qualified through ECHO in Janesville. Pet’s Pantry is operated out of the ECHO building on the second Wednesday of each month between 9:30am and 11:30am or until food runs out. This pet food is provided at no cost to the clients of ECHO. The program was built on the longstanding tradition of the Humane Society providing pet food to those in need for years.

Because we have friends like Blain’s Farm & Fleet (who provide consistent and high-quality nutrition to all the shelter pets at no cost), we’re able to use the donations from individuals and organizations like Petco, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Mounds to ensure that Pet’s Pantry has full pallets of food to distribute each month to meet this very real community need. 

Of course, we still help folks in need who are not clients of ECHO by donating food as it’s available at our shelter. If we can help, we help! 

Humane Society Executive Director Brett Frazier said, “There’s a huge number of people in Rock County to whom the economic recovery is something they hear about, but not something they experience. People are still struggling. Pets, too. This is a small part of the overall equation, but it’s what we could do, by working with our partners, to make a difference in the lives of the people and families who need a little help.” Frazier went on to say, “It’s a start. We hope to expand this program into Beloit and other areas of Southern Wisconsin, but it’s all reliant on the generosity of the community.”

Want to help make a difference? Drop off a bag of cat or dog food at our shelter! We’ll love you for it and so will pets in need!

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