In response to the current pandemic, The Greater Birmingham Humane Society launched its COVID-19 Regional Pet Pantry to aid pets throughout the community as well as their owners.
The pantry was launched on April 2, after the facility’s adoption center was closed due to the City of Birmingham’s “Shelter in Place” order.
“We moved over 200 animals into foster care and turned this building into a regional pet pantry,” said GBHS Director of Marketing Lindsey Mays.
The program provides pet food and needed supplies to pet owners who are financially struggling.
In the first two days of the pantry’s operations, Mays noted that the GBHS had “probably served over 1,000 people with cat food, dog food and supplies. We’re hustling and it’s fun.”
Individual pet owners and those who are affiliated with rescues or other shelters can apply for aid online.
Food and supplies will be distributed to approved applicants at the GBHS, located at 300 Snow Dr., Wednesdays-Fridays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Donations can be dropped off at the facility Mondays-Fridays from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
– Emily Williams