The Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego is working to ensure pet owners have the resources necessary to care for their pets, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting next week, the animal center will be hosting a “drive-through” pet food disribution program – a complimentary service for San Deigo residents who’ve lost either their jobs entirely or even a paycheck, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Naturally Fresh is also giving away complimentary bags of cat litter to the first 200 people who need it.

Photo: Animal Center

According to their press release, the program is to start Monday, March 23rd, 2020 and those who need the service can schedule an appoint during the times listed:

Monday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More times are to be released in the coming weeks, depending on their supply of food, and those who go through will receive “a two-week supply of dog or cat food per pet/per household (maximum 3 pets).”

Qualified individuals and families will need to fill out an appointment request form that you can find here.

The generous program is actually part of a regular program the Helen Woodward Animal Center called “AniMeals.”

AniMeals regularly feeds over 600 pets per month (with the help of its partners). According to its website, the mission of the program is to “keep pets in the home regardless of the logistical or financial challenges faced by our clients which include homebound and low-income elderly, physically or psychologically impacted veterans, the disabled, and the homeless. “