The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County relies solely on the generosity of others through their donations to keep our programs running. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Lancaster community and surrounding areas as we work to "Meet the Need". From food donations to providing items from our wish list, to monetary donations, to purchasing items we have for sale there are so many ways that you can help the Pantry. See below for the different ways you can help us continue our mission. For without YOU the Pantry would cease to exist!!!
We have several ways to donate monetary funds here at the Pet Pantry. These different funds allow you to know exactly where your money is going and all donations are tax-deductible!
Whether you want your aid to go towards sponsoring a cage, honoring a loved one, or helping an animal receive medical care it otherwise may not be able to get, every penny goes a long way to help us help them!
**Donations can also be delivered or mailed directly to us at 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17560
Food and Supplies
Donations of food and various types of supplies go a long way to support us!
Food is what started our whole organization! Some of the food donations stay in-house to help keep our rescue animals fed, but the majority goes to help fill the tummies of the pets whose families are in need of some support so that they can keep their furry family members home where they belong. Our program supports over 250 families to help keep their pets well fed! When it comes to what type of food you donate, we aren't picky. Our clients receive both wet and dry pet food depending on their animal's needs. We mix and distribute the food into portioned buckets to make sure that pets do not become accustomed to one set food type and that they are each given the same amount (predetermined by the number and size of the animal(s)). Any type and any brand is appreciated and will be put to good use!
Toys and other animal-related items are sorted through by our volunteers. If we can use the items, such as cat toys or bowls, for our rescue animals then we keep them for their needs. If it is something we cannot use or have an ample supply of already, we will clean it and place it for sale in our thrift shop. The thrift shop is another way that we help to support our clients by providing supplies for their animals at a lower cost, and 100% of the profits from our thrift shop stay at the Pet Pantry to help fund our different programs!
Other supplies are always welcome too! When folks think of an organization for animals, sometimes the other types of daily supplies slip their minds. Cleaning supplies such as Clorox Wipes, paper towels, and trash bags are items that we go through every day to keep our facility clean and safe for the public, our staff, and every animal that enters our building! Towels and blankets for bedding are important to keep our animals warm and comfortable. Printer paper, pens, and other office supplies help keep things running smoothly for record logging and aiding our front office staff and volunteers.
**Any donations can be dropped off directly to us at 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, Pa 17603
Other Ways to Give!
We are registered as a charitable organization with AmazonSmile! Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and you will find the same Amazon you know and love, with the benefit of Amazon donating a portion of eligible purchases to a charity of your choice! Learn how to sign up for AmazonSmile today so that your shopping can help us "Meet the Need"!
The Pet Pantry is also registered with GoodSearch, a search engine powered by Yahoo! When you sign up and select us to support as your non-profit organization, for every search you make, a penny goes to us. That may not seem like a lot, but think of how many times you do searches on the internet! It can really add up! GoodSearch is also connected to GoodShop, which works as an online shopping mall with other stores to donate a percent of your purchase price to your selected non-profit!
WoofTrax is an application for your phone that lets you raise money by walking your dog, for a dog! Download the application and create an account for you and your pooch and for every mile you walk you'll raise money to help our furry friends here at the Pet Pantry! We think that this is a great way to encourage you and your canine companion to get more exercise and help us "Meet the Need" at the same time, so get on up and go "Walk for a Dog"!
For Your Tax Purposes
The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization;
Federal ID number: 45-4701712
Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We acknowledge no goods or services were provided to you in return for your contribution. Please save this letter for your tax records as confirmation of your donation. Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, Inc. has discretion as to the use of the funds and donor preferences will be honored when given.