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Pet Food Assistance

UPDATE: HSSA is excited to announce that the food distribution program in growing to better serve the Tucson community. New program features will begin in August 2024.

Sometimes, affording pet food or supplies like kitty litter can be tough. We're here to help.

At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, we understand that sometimes the choice can come down to feeding yourself or feeding your pet. We want you to be able to care for your pet in hard times. That’s why we offer our monthly pet food distribution.

Food Distribution takes place the first Sunday of each month. Summer hours, May through October, are from 7:00am to 9:00am and Winter hours, November through April, are from 8:00am to 10:00am. At these distributions, HSSA will have bags of cat and dog food available to those who need assistance. There is no guarantee on availability, amount or type of food available. Our ability to provide this service is dependent upon the donations we receive. It is first come, first served. If you are interested in donating food for this program, donations can be dropped off our main campus. Please check back monthly to confirm dates and times in the event of a closure or holiday.

This distribution is intended for people who, because of economic hardship, maybe having difficulty purchasing food for their pets.

The distribution is at our main location, 635 West Roger Road.

If you have questions, please call 520-327-6088.

For a list of additional food distribution options please visit here.


Become a Recipient of our GOODS Program!

The HSSA has teamed up with Greater Good Charity's  GOODS Program to become a Tucson Affiliate partner, sharing resources with animal welfare agencies all over the region. Thanks to this partnership, we are able to bring more pet food and litter to the area, allowing rescues and pantries to stretch their dollars further and impact even more pets and people. Food and supplies are donated by the truckload from gracious donors, shipped to our  warehouse and later distributed to qualified Rescue Bank Recipients for a minimal handling fee.

To participate, organizations must meet the following qualifications:

  • Organization must be located approximately 300 miles from us.

  • Be a 501(c) 3 organization in good standing or a municipal/county shelter.

  • Provide a website including the organization’s mission (Facebook is not sufficient).

  • Have a profile on Guidestar  https://www.guidestar.org

  • If shelter; rescue or sanctuary: List adoptable pets online and spay/neuter all animals prior to adoption.

  • If sanctuary; agree to a site visit.

To qualify, complete the appropriate application below.

You can complete the form online, then download and email to us.

You will need to email a copy of your IRS determination letter to ikoopman@hssaz.org to qualify.

If you have any questions, please send us an email ikoopman@hssaz.org.

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