The Pet Pantry

The Pet Pantry 

Emergency pet food resources for Moore County residents.

Sponsored by the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee

The goal of the PET PANTRY program is to provide Moore County residents with assistance to help them keep their pets at home during periods of financial difficulty by:

  • Providing an immediate, temporary supply of food for dogs and cats
  • Supplementing the families’ supplies of pet food
  • Offering information about free and low cost spay/neuter       

The Pet Pantry distributes pet food at:

  • Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care (Coalition) Gilmore Client Services Center, Southern Pines
  • Page Memorial Methodist Church Food Bank , Aberdeen
  • Robbins Area Christian Ministries Food Pantries, Robbins
  • Eagle Springs Baptist Church, Eagle Springs     

Volunteers from the Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee (MCPRC):

  • Access pet food
  • Package and label food
  • Deliver food to the PET PANTRY distribution sites      

Two sheets of paper are attached to the outside of paper grocery  bags which hold zip lock bags of food:

  1. Cover
  • Thanking clients for caring for their pets
  • Explaining the importance of spay/neuter
  • Informing clients how to access free spay/neuter for pets
  1. Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) application form (State of North Carolina/Moore County funded)
  • Free spay/neuter
  • Procedures provided by the Sandhills Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic; Vass, NC  Moore County residents submit information to confirm their eligibility .    

Thousands of Moore County pets are surrendered to Moore County Sheriff’s Office of Animal Services each year. While it is not known how many of these surrenders are directly related to an inability to provide food for the pet, it is likely the decision for some was due in part to owners’ inability to adequately feed their pet/s during a time of crisis.   

In addition, there are thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens in Moore County who have been abandoned and surrendered with not enough adoptive homes. The solution to preventing the abuse and neglect of litters is to spay and neuter.

For more information and/or to volunteer, contact Barbara Ross at  910-315-2940.