We started this outreach program in hopes to help stop the over population of animals in the shelters. In helping owners at the beginning, when they may feel that they need to surrender their furry friend, at the sense of helplessness, not knowing what resources are out there, and education.
We want pet owners to know that there is help out there, and hope that we can do all that we can to help keep their loved animals out of the shelters. We know that there sometimes isn't another alternative, we are hoping to help those in need and give them a sense of relief and hope.
1. The FOOD PROGRAM doesn't require any income guidelines, if you are in need, we take your word for it. Your animals do not have to be fixed prior to coming into our program. If your pet isn't fixed, we will work with you to help get that done for you. Your pet does have to be altered within 3 months of being in our program and receiving food.
2. To receive food you can come to our location in Antioch. We are now open Monday, Tues, Thurs and Fri 1:00 pm-5:00pm. We are located at 708 W. Second Street, Antioch. Please keep in mind that we are run 100% on volunteers and hours of operation are subjected to change without notice.
3. Come to the food distribution location and the volunteer will ask to see your ID and information on what animals are in the house. If you need assistance with vaccines and/or spay/neuter, we would love to help.
4. You will need to have proof of spay/neuter for EVERY animal in the household. If you do not have it with you, FFFR will allow 1 month of food so that the following month you can bring the proof of spay/neuter and register. You can obtain proof of spay/neuter from your records, registration with the county or from your vet – or a local vet can examine the animal (fees may apply). IF you need assistance with Spay/Neuter, we will give a 3 month grace period to it done. FFFR will not continue to serve food for pets or families without proof of spay/neuter.
5. We TRY to give enough food to last the animals in the household for a month. This could vary, since all food is donated to FFFR.
6. You may come get food each month (every 4 weeks). If any information should change, please let us know.
ALL FOOD IS DONATED TO FFFR AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE FRESHNESS. We cannot guarantee the same type of food each time.
We assist struggling families and the homeless in the East Bay and surrounding Counties with dog and cat food. Often times we find that those families need a bit more for their Furry Friend(s). They often need new bedding, leashes, collars, clothing ect.
Sometimes they may need their shots and/or need to be spayed or neutered. We offer multiple services to these families so that they don't feel that they need to give up their loved one to the shelter.
We offer low cost spay and neuter services. We also provide information about low income options, especially for pit bulls and chihuahuas which are so readily available and accessible in the east bay.
Information and education is also provided on proper basic medical care such as vaccinations, microchips, and where low cost options exist near by.
We are involved in the community and love going to classrooms to teach kids about animal care, handling, and spay and neuter.