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Spike’s Pet Pantry, No Pet Hungry – Now more than ever.

Spike’s Pet Pantry is open for existing, as well as new clients! And our Berks CART has been activated to mobilize emergency supplies of pet food. Since Berks CART has been activated, we have been able to deliver over 235,000 tons of pet food to human food pantries, animal shelters and rescue groups in Berks, Lancaster, Chester, Dauphin, Northampton, Luzerne, Schuylkill, Lebanon, and Tioga counties and beyond.

We are continuing to work with multiple municipal and private agencies to identify where pet food is needed and can be distributed. Together, we hope that these resources will help pet owners in our community through this unusual time.

For Berks County Residents

Stop by our Humane Pennsylvania Community Resource Center (CRC) at 1350 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, PA 19601 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2-6 PM. Please check this page before going to the CRC, as hours may change due to staff availability. When you arrive, please read the messaging on our door — we are asking clients to remain outside and follow the posted instructions to preserve social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us directly at spikespetpantryberks@humanepa.org.

For Berks residents who belong to human food pantries, you may still be able to access pet food at the same pick up as your human food, as we currently partner with Helping Harvest to ensure all of their local food partners have access to donated pet food. Please check your local pantry for updated information on their scheduling.

For Lancaster County Residents

Call 717-393-6551 to first ensure we have pet food in stock for you to pick up. Once it is confirmed, we can schedule a day for you to either come inside the shelter to pick up or your pet food can be placed outside our front door at a specified time. It will be easy for curbside pick-up and labeled with your name.

We’re accepting new clients in Lancaster as well; if you find yourself in need of pet food, please email us at spikespetpantrylancaster@humanepa.org to enroll in the program.

For clients who utilize the human food pantry of with Solanco Neighborhood Ministries at 355 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA 17566, you may still be able to access pet food at their center. Please check their schedule for updates.

As part of the efforts of the Healthy Pets Initiative, Spike’s Pet Pantry is making sure that no pet in Berks or Lancaster County ever goes hungry, and that no one ever has to make the heartbreaking decision to give up their pet because they can’t provide basic care. To do that, we make pet food available to every Berks and Lancaster County resident, regardless of income or economic status – if you need food for your pet, we are here to help!

Spike’s Pet Pantry serves pet owners in need in two ways: by ensuring that local human food pantries have access to pet food to meet pet-owning clients’ needs and by operating pantry locations at our Humane Pennsylvania Community Resource Center and at The Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving.

For more information, please read our Spike’s Pet Pantry Information Sheet (English) (Español).

Spike’s Pet Pantry is always accepting donations of unopened pet food and gently used supplies.

Donations are accepted at the Humane Veterinary Hospital-Reading  (1729 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604), and The Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving (2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602). Donations can also be ordered online and shipped directly to Humane Veterinary Hospital in Reading or Lancaster, as well as The Lancaster Center for Animal Life-Saving. There are large blue bins outside each location in which people can leave their donations.

You can also make a monetary donation to our Spike’s Pet Pantry Fund. This fund allows us to have the logistical ability to acquire large, multi-pallet pet food donations, as well resources needed to transport the pet food to areas most in need. Make a donation to Spike’s Pet Pantry Fund by clicking here.

For questions or information about making a monetary donation to Spike’s Pet Pantry please contact:
Lauren Henderson Pignetti, Director of Development at lhenderson@humanepa.org or 610-750-6100 ext. 211.