The Ottawa Paw Pantry is the area’s first dedicated non-profit pet food resource and was established to help prevent the abandonment or surrender of animals when their families cannot afford to feed them.
When your pets have become extensions of your family, you want nothing but the best for them. Giving up a family pet because you can’t provide food is a very difficult experience for both the humans and the animal.
The Ottawa Paw Pantry provides temporary food assistance to qualifying low income pet owners who are currently unable to afford food for their pets and may be forced to give up their pets without food assistance.
Many families live paycheck to paycheck, have lost a job, are seniors on fixed incomes, are dealing with an illness or disability; This poses a challenge in caring for their pet.
More and more dogs and cats are being relinquished to local shelters and animal rescue due to the family’s inability to afford pet food and/or pet care for their beloved four-legged family members.
We rely on donations to keep this program going and we would like to thank those who have gotten involved for their generosity which allows these pets to stay safe at home and out of the shelters.