The GaDaH - FEED the NEED Pet Pantry provides short-term assistance to those in need. In order to allow the program to help as many pets as possible, GaDaH is currently unable to provide food to any one family for more than two years. If approved, pet owners will be eligible to receive free pet food for six months. At the end of that period, they will be asked to complete a renewal application if they wish to continue their enrollment.
It is not our mission to support persons in acquiring "therapy" pets; we do not provide food to feed strays, foster care or outdoor community TNR programs.
PROGRAM PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES & AGREEMENTS
FEED the NEED participants will be unable to adopt or take in more animals while participating in this program.
All pets in the household are required to be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on their rabies vaccines in compliance with state law, and if required, licened with the town office. PROOF is REQUIRED.
A 1-month courtesy period will be granted for families to get the rabies vaccine and a 3-month courtesy period will be granted in order for families to spay/neuter their pets. If no proof of surgery has been provided after 3-months, you will be removed from the FEED the NEED program. There are many low cost options available throughout the state of Maine and you are encouraged to do your own research. One resource is the SpayMaine.Org Website
GaDaH will at times, offer low cost Microchip clinics for program members, who will be required to attend if their pets are not already microchipped. The cost will be no more than $10 and will not involve any other registration fees.
GaDaH is dependent on donations to the FEED the NEED Program. At times there may be limits on the amount of food available to participants. Kibbles are a mixture of donated foods, so that pets are less likely to react to changes in diet from month to month.
GaDaH reserves the right to suspend the FEED the NEED program at any time.
A detailed explanation of how and when to obtain food will be provided once you have been approved into our program.
All questions below must be completed to register in the GaDaH - FEED the NEED Pet Pantry Program.