Humane Society of Huron Valley: Pet Food Assistance

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Pet Food Assistance

seniorThe Humane Society of Huron Valley understands that financial difficulty often means making a list of priorities. Frequently, animals are forced to be low on that list. HSHV's Bountiful Bowls pet food assistance program helps Washtenaw County and Plymouth residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden.

Trying times can be temporary. With a little assistance, a pet owner can often find a way to keep their pet in their home.

Program Guidelines

Because funds are limited, the program should supplement your monthly supply of pet food and not be the sole source of food for pets. You should expect to purchase food for your pets in addition to receiving the program food to meet their full nutritional needs.

Membership Terms

  • Food for the program is donated to HSHV by the generosity of our community partners; therefore, we can not guarantee that food is always available.
  • Applicants must provide proof of Washtenaw County or Plymouth residency. Don't live here? Check this list of other Michigan Pet Food banks.
  • Proper identification will be required each time food is picked up.
  • The recipient cannot acquire more animals while participating in this program and will not be allowed to adopt from HSHV. Food will be provided for up to 5 animals.
  • Monthly food pick up is on Sundays from noon-3 pm.
  • Lost food buckets will be replaced at a charge of $5 a bucket.
  • Membership may be revoked at the discretion of HSHV.
  • This program is intended to provide temporary, supplemental assistance for up to 6 months. You may re-apply in 6 months if your circumstances have not changed.
  • All animals in the household must be spayed or neutered.

Download an application (Word document)

If you have questions or for more information about applying to receive pet food assistance, please contact Karie at (734) 661-3552, or email

How Can You Help?

We rely on your donations to keep this program going!

You or your company can:

  • Make a monetary donation 
  • Place an online order through our Amazon Wishlist and have the food sent directly to HSHV. (Please save your receipt for tax purposes; we cannot duplicate Amazon receipts)
  • Donate unopened or opened bags of dry cat or dog food, provided they are in the original bags, no more than 3 months after the expiration date, and fee of bugs or rodent waste. Donations can be placed in the blue bin in our entryway anytime we are open.

Thank you for your support! If you have further questions about making a donation to the Bountiful Bowls program, please call (734) 661-3573, or email

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