Animal Humane Society recently received a donation of 41 pallets (almost 36,000 pounds) of dry and wet cat and dog food from GreaterGood.org in partnership with Tiki Pets. In an effort to share this generous donation with the community as quickly as possible, we partnered with several local organizations, including Second Harvest Heartland, to distribute the food to families across Minnesota who need help feeding their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With so many community members dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, this donation helps provide support and peace of mind for pet parents in need ― and it’s just one of the ways AHS is giving back during the pandemic.
Are you in need of pet food due to financial hardship?
Several local organizations and food shelves can provide assistance with pet food and supplies to help keep your pet happy and healthy, including:
- Second Harvest Heartland, multiple locations
- North Metro Animal Care & Control, multiple locations
- People & Pets Together, Minneapolis
- North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center, North Minneapolis
- Merrick Food Shelf, St. Paul
For additional details and a complete list of pet food resources, contact our Pet Helpline.
Additional ways we're serving the community
In late March, AHS donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ― including masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields ― to the Salvation Army to distribute to local hospitals preparing for an influx of patients with COVID-19. We were able to donate these critical supplies to help support healthcare workers due to a temporary halt on all elective veterinary surgeries during the crisis.
In addition, though AHS shelters have been temporarily closed to the public, we’ve continued to care for hundreds of animals, provide low-cost veterinary services to families facing financial hardship, and service the community through our Pet Helpline.
Bringing more AHS services back online
We’re so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received from animal lovers during this difficult time. In turn, we’re honored to continue serving and helping animals and the people who love them. In addition to adoption by appointment, AHS is once again providing spay/neuter surgery through our Golden Valley clinic, end-of-life services and curbside surrender appointments, and online and in-person expert training.
Over the coming weeks, AHS will be working to safely bring other critical services back to our community and reopen our four shelters.
GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. In addition to creating and operating a suite of Signature Programs, GreaterGood has given over $250 million in cash and product grants to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward their shared mission.
About Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland provides an average of 75% of all food distributed by its food shelf partners, and in 2019, provided more than 97 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland leads through innovation, finding efficient, effective solutions to connect the full resources of our community with our hungry neighbors.
About Tiki Pets
Launched in 2005, Tiki Pets offers a range of naturally-nutritious, minimally-processed dog and cat foods and treats. Carnivores benefit from protein-rich wet foods made with shredded chicken, hand-flaked fish, organ meat and delicate prawns. Supplemental hydration from a high-protein wet diet is complemented with a selection of baked kibble formulas made with fresh meat and superfoods. And healthy treats and toppers allow pet parents to indulge their pets without guilt.