Pet Assistance Archive

Federal & State Laws

Fair Housing Act


  • OAA Resource Directory: searchable tool to find places where to get free pet food (many animal shelters can also provide limited food); low-cost pet sterilization services, and report animal abuse (when in doubt, call your local law enforcement or humane officer).
  • Organization pet food donations: Purina has a charitable pet food donation process for 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Organization pet food donations: Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA) aid is possible. Ohio organizations must register through Ohio Emergency Management Agency, 2855 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Columbus OH 43235-2206. Office: (614) 889-7150. Fax: (614) 889-7183. If/when FEMA provides assistance, and if pet food is part of the assistance, registered organizations will be on the list to receive.
  • Rescue Bank: a program by Greater Good Charities that receives excess/discontinued pet food and related products and distributes it through regional affiliates.


Smiling middle-age veterinarian holding a small dog in each hand