Spike’s Pet Pantry, No Pet Hungry – Now more than ever.
Spike’s Pet Pantry is open for existing 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 pounds 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.
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 & Spanish)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-750-6100 ext. 211.