Pet Food Pantry
Keeping People and Pets Together!
Imagine having to choose between providing for your family or providing for you pet. What if you could make a difference in the lives of families and family pets everywhere?
Every year hundreds if not thousands of pets in Michigan end-up in shelters simply because their owner's cannot afford to feed their pets. New Beginnings Animal Rescue (NBAR) has been helping the lives, and filling the tummies, of hundreds of pets all over Oakland County and beyond.
NBAR has partnered with several local businesses to help collect food for our Pet Food Pantry:
You are welcome to visit any one of these businesses during their normal hours of operation and drop-off a bag of cat and/or dog food (opened bags are totally fine). We will also accept any cat or dog products, toys, and basic cleaning supplies to be used for our rescue as well. New Beginnings Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit; all your gifts are tax deductible.
Can't decide what to get, or live too far away, click our PayPal button and make a monetary donation:
Pantry Stats for 2011
- 543 orders placed
- 780 canines and 917 felines have been fed
- Over 17,000lbs of food distributed
Pantry Stats for 2012
- 478 orders placed
- 605 canines and 656 felines have been fed
- Over 8,000lbs of food distributed
Pantry Stats for 2013
- 382 orders placed
- 485 canines and 468 felines have been fed
- Over 6,700lbs of food distributed
Pantry Stats for 2014
- 595 orders placed
- 658 canines and 676 felines have been fed
- 10,000lbs of food distributed
Pantry Stats for 2015
- 593 orders placed
- 645 canines and 947 felines have been fed
- 12,400lbs of food distributed
Pantry Stats for 2016
- 471 orders placed
- 519 canines and 835 felines have been fed
- 7,600lbs of food distributed
Trying times can be temporary. With a little assistance, a pet owner can often find a way to keep their pet in their home. Our pantry supplies should supplement your monthly supply of pet food and not be the sole source of food for pets; you should expect to purchase food for your pets in addition to receiving food to meet their nutritional needs.
If you are in need of help from our pantry, please visit our pantry during our hours of operation: 12-2P every Sunday, except on holiday/holiday weekends. Volunteers will be there to assist members. All new and returning members are eligible to receive food once a month, or as directed by pantry volunteers. Our pet pantry is located at our Rescue Center 2502 Rochester Rd, Royal Oak MI 48073.
- This program is intended to provide temporary, supplemental assistance for up to three (3) months. You may re-apply in three months if your circumstances have not changed and your application will be reviewed.
- Proper identification is required each time food is picked up.
- Supplies are donated to NBAR's Pet Food Pantry by generous individuals and partnerships - we cannot guarantee that food is always available. We do not provide custom orders and/or specific food brand requests.
- Recipients must bring their own clean, undamaged bucket/container to be filled, we will not fill for friends/neighbors.
- Pantry containers must be in good condition and not damaged (e.g. cracked, melted, etc.) or moldy.
- The recipient cannot acquire more animals while participating in this program. A maximum of 80lbs of food for a maximum of 5 pets may be provided per household at a time. Recipients cannot breed their animals while on this program.
- Should an owned animal produce an unplanned litter, food may be provided for up to (3) months after which the young must be (a) relinquished to NBAR for adoption, (b) relinquished to another organization for adoption, or (c) adopted out by owner. Female/mother animal must be spayed as soon as young are weaned. Verification may be required; failure to comply will result in termination from the program.
- Memberships may be revoked at the discretion of NBAR.
Click here to download membership application
2017 Holiday Closures:
- Easter (4/16)
- Mother's Day (5/14)
- Memorial Day Weekend (5/28)
- Father's Day (6/18)
- Independence Day Weekend (7/2)
- Labor Day Weekend (9/3)
- Christmas Eve (12/24)
- New Year's Eve (12/31)