Pet Food Bank Program
The Scott County Humane Society
PET Food Bank
program is intended to assist Scott County residents in their times of financial need by providing free pet food, which will help keep companion dogs and cats in their loving homes and ultimately reduce the number of homeless pets in Scott County. If you are in need of assistance, please read our policy and guidelines below.
To sign up for our Pet food bank please fill out one of our applications here : https://www.sc4paws.org/forms/form?formid=6015 or stop by our office to apply.
Our food bank program is on TUESDAY and THURSDAYS noon to 5:30pm.
SCHS PET (Pets Eat Too) Food Bank Program – Policy and Guidelines
Program Intent: The Scott County Humane Society PET Food Bank program is intended to assist Scott County residents in their times of financial need by providing free pet food, which will help keep companion dogs and cats in their loving homes and ultimately reduce the number of homeless pets in Scott County. To be eligible for this program, an application must be submitted and approved by the Food Bank program coordinator, SCHS Board Chair, or other designee. SCHS has the right to change this policy at any time, upon majority board approval. Any applicant may be refused for this program for any reason, either temporarily or permanently. This program is donation-based and Food Bank pickup may be limited based on availability.
Requirements to apply for the SCHS PET Food Bank Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be 18 years or older, and a resident of Scott County, Kentucky.
- Proof of identification and residency required (driver’s license or photo ID, and postal mail envelope containing name and address).
- Show evidence of financial need within the last six months of the application date. Reverification of financial need required annually.
- Financial need can be some type of government assistance (Disability, Food Stamps, WIC, ADC, Unemployment, SSI, Section 8 housing etc).
- Commit to providing exercise, food, fresh water, and shelter to all pet(s) daily. If applicant cannot properly care for their pet(s), they will speak with SCHS for guidance.
- Commit to providing veterinary care as required for their pet(s) and provide veterinarian’s contact information. Acknowledge that SCHS is not responsible should any pet become ill.
- SCHS may contact your veterinarian for confirmation of vaccinations, etc.
- Agree to have all cats and dogs spayed or neutered within 3 months from the date of this application (note this requirement is temporarily suspended during Covid-19 Emergency Declaration but animals must be fixed within 3 months once Emergency is lifted) (if not already).
- If applicant is unable to afford to do so, they will speak with SCHS regarding possible financial assistance. Applicant agrees to be counseled on the benefits of having pet(s) spayed/neutered.
- Agree that pet(s) are companions and are/will not be used for breeding purposes, or any other illegal activities such as fighting, and shall not be abused in any way.
- SCHS will contact appropriate authorities if abuse or neglect is suspected.
- Provide detailed information on animals living in the home (age, weight, vaccinations, etc.).