Baxter’s Pet Pantry

tl-2009-pet-pantryBaxter’s Pet Pantry operated by Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Regional Food Bank, which was developed in partnership with the Animal Relief Fund Inc. (ARF), makes free pet food and pet supplies available to pet-owning families in need in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York.  The pet food and supplies are supplied by ARF and many pet food corporations.

Initiated as a result of 2009 media coverage of families putting their pets up for adoption as a result of not being able to afford pet food, veterinary care and/or other services, Baxter’s Pet Pantry also offers toys, pet clothes, feeding bowls, cat litter and other pet supplies. Free pet food is available to pet owners through many of our local member agency food pantries.

Help us help families keep their pets at home – where they belong. Donate now.  Need free pet food or supplies?  Contact our Hauppauge headquarters, our Center for Collaborative Assistance in Freeport,  South Shore Service Center in Lindenhurst, or our Humanitarian Center in Huntington Station.

Long Island Cares, Inc. is very grateful to our corporate partners at PETCO, Pet Supplies Plus, Target, VCA Animal Hospitals, Pet Smart and Walmart for their very generous monthly donations of pet food and toys to Baxter’s Pet Pantry.  You can support our pet pantry by visiting any one of PETCO’s stores on Long Island to purchase a dog or cat pet gift bag, or any pet food, which are all donated to Long Island Cares.

Special Offer to Veterans and Local Animal Shelters:

If you’re a Veteran, military personnel, or a family of a deployed soldier and adopt an adult dog from a local animal shelter, Long Island Cares will provide you with a special free gift basket of pet food and supplies to thank you for adopting your new “forever friend.”  If you’re a shelter, Long Island Cares can provide you with ongoing donations of pet food and supplies such as new pet beds, kennels, scratching posts and more.  We can also arrange to have deliveries made directly to your location.  To schedule a tour of our warehouse and distribution center in Hauppauge or to discuss your interest with our staff please contact Jessica Rosati, Ph.D., Chief Programs Officer at: 631.582.3663 Ext 109 or email: jrosati@licares.org