Second Monthly Pet Food Pantry Set for Nov. 21

For the second time in as many months, Animal Services will hold a pet food, drive-thru pantry on Saturday to help those struggling to feed their four-legged family members during COVID-19.

The pet food pantries will occur Saturday morning – but registration is required for both locations. The drive-thru pet food pantries are part of Animal Services’ program called Healthy Pet Zone.

The food distribution will be scheduled between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The shelters and the addresses are:

  • The Coachella Valley Animal Campus, 72-050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms
  • The Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter, 6851 Van Buren Blvd.
  • San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus, 581 S Grand Ave San Jacinto,

The registration link can be found by clicking on Riverside County Animal Services’ website; requesters are asked to make sure to click on the desired shelter location; here’s a direct link.

The Healthy Pet Zone pantries are expected to run monthly. The amount of food for each pet owner should provide them enough assistance for approximately one month for each pet. Also, Animal Services anticipates it can accommodate up to 300 people (150 at each shelter location).

“The mission of the Healthy Pet Zone is to help keep owners and their pets together by providing support for those in need,’ Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. “We know now has been so stressful for many people due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope this alleviates some worries for our caring pet owners.”

Please note that the drive thru requires registration via because organizers are being mindful of COVID-19 and staggering the cars to prevent any bunching up. (Appointments are still available,)

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  • Pet food giveaway: RivCo Department of Animal Services