Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FREE Pet Food & Patrick, the Miracle Dog

Click to give to the Animal Rescue Site

About a month ago, I heard about PATRICK, the Miracle Dog on FaceBook.  He was a dog that was nearly starved (and so much more).  Links to his story is at the bottom of this blog post.  This got me to thinking about how some of us are having a hard time putting a meal on our table for our family.  We also need to provide for our furry family.  Family pets including dogs, cats, horses, and others are being abandoned, starved, or abused because of money is tight, and stressful.
Well, before you say good bye to the family pet due to money concers, here are some connections for our furry family members.  Several veterinarians and shelters can help out also.  
NBAR contact info

Berkley, MI
New Beginnings Animal Rescue
Their website address is

THANKS to the PET ASSISTANCE NETWORK of Michigan for all these links!  

Animal Care Network

P. O. Box 566
Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: 248-678-2756

Description: Animal Care Network helps low-income pet owners in Pontiac and Inkster, Michigan. We assist with food for dogs and cats, as well as straw, doghouses, spay-neuter, vaccines and other supplies. We also provide transportation for spay/neuter and make house calls for food and supplies for people with no transportation

Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Drive
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: 517-787-PETS

Description: Pet food asssistance program for Jackson County residents.

Furry Friends Food Pantry (Email)
665 136th Ave
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616-399-5160

Description: We provide dog and cat food (dry & wet) to families in hardship. Hours 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m Thursdays only. We operate totally on donations and 100% of cash donations go toward the purchase of food. It is our mission to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.

Humane Society of Kent County
Kibble Konnection Program
3077 Wilson NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Phone: (616) 453-8900

Description: Kibble Konnection is a pet food bank program that helps low-income pet owners provide food for their pets. Kibble Konnection is open to the public, but interested individuals will need to fill out an application prior to the distribution dates. Applications can be downloaded from our website or you can call (616) 791-8066. Applications are valid for six months.

Humane Society of Midland County
PO Box 1034
Midland, MI 48641-1034
Phone: 989-948-8804

Description: The Humane Society does not have a permanent space for storing pet food pantry items, but it does respond to people's requests. The Humane Society can be reached at (989) 948-8804.

K9 Resque
6530 Briggeman Rd
St. Clair, MI 48079
Phone: 810-329-1002

Description: Kibbles Kitchen will help low income families with Pet food thru out St. Clair County.

P.A.W.S. Pet Food Bank
Metro Detroit & Surrounding Areas, MI
Phone: 734-629-3837

Description: P.A.W.S of Michigan is pleased to announce a new program to help keep pets in their family homes as they should be instead of in a shelter! Due to the poor economy many people are finding it difficult to feed themselves, much less their animals, and so have been forced to give up their loving animal companions. We will be accepting donated pet food and distributing it to area food banks. The food banks have agreed to distribute these pet food donations while they distribute their regular food. If you have pet food to donate or need more information on where to receive food please email us at or call @ 734-629-3837.

Pet Pantry of Michigan
1202 Shettler Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
Phone: 231-747-6986

Description: Pet Pantry is a non-profit program in Michigan.We are dedicated to assisting low income residents with pet food and supplies.It is our mission to ensure that pets are not forgotten or abandon during economic hardships, and can remain in their homes with their families.

Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue
Full Bowls, Full Bellies Pet Food Program
Throughout the western suburbs of Detroit
Detriot, MI 48167
Phone: 248-788-7050

Description: Full Bowls, Full Bellies Pet Food Program: What started out as a program to help rural shelters get the food they need for their dogs has turned into a full-fledged pet food bank program for dogs (and cats) right here in our local community. We realize pet parents in Michigan have fallen on hard times and we want to ensure that the beloved pets we rely on to comfort and entertain us, especially in times of need, stay in their homes with the families who love them dearly. We want to prevent pets from becoming yet another euthanasia statistic as an 'unwanted' shelter animal.

Wishbone Pet Rescue, Inc
P.O. B0x 776
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone: (800) 475-0776

Description: Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance has established the Pantry Program to provide cat and dog food to families who may otherwise be unable to care for their pets during times of financial difficulty. This service is provided free of charge to the Allegan County community.

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Keep your furry family together.  Recently, I've read about one of the saddest doggie situations ever.  If you would like to learn more about PATRICK, THE MIRACLE DOG, here are some links.  Please, only click to read if you are willing to hear a very, very sad story about a dog nearly starved to death.  He's in New Jersey getting nursed back to health.
Facebook Page with daily updates:
Vet:  The Garden State Veterinarian Clinic:

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