Pet Pantry

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Passaic County SPCA has made modifications to the pet pantry’s current schedule and operating procedure to keep our members and the families we serve safe and healthy.
 
To maintain necessary social distancing, we are currently only allowing 3 Passaic County SPCA members access to our headquarters location at 794 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ. All members will be wearing gloves and wiping down pet food bags and cans with Clorox wipes.
 
DATES OPEN
 
Effective immediately and for the duration of the crisis, the pantry will only be open once a month on the first Saturday of the month from 1 – 4 p.m.
 
For now, this includes the following dates:
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020
PROCEDURE FOR EXISTING CLIENTS
 
When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle.
 
Please call us at 973-773-0459 and give your full name and cell phone number to our volunteer.
 
Remain in your car.
 
When our pantry volunteers have your bags packed, they will call you to come and pick up your bags outside on the front porch. The bag(s) will have the last four digits of your cell phone number to identify it is yours.
 
We ask for your patience as we only have one phone/phoneline. If you call and it is busy, it just means that we are helping another pantry family parked in the lot.
 
For those of you who are needing to renew your paperwork, we will be holding off on doing so until the crisis passes.
 
PROCEDURE FOR NEW PANTRY CLIENTS
 
Please download the pet pantry application form from our web site.
 
Fill the form out in advance of arriving at headquarters. Please indicate in writing on the form the proof of residence, need and pet(s) being spayed/neutered.
Once we return to normal operations, we’ll need that documentation to be presented.
 
Upon arriving at headquarters, please call us at 973-773-0459 and give your full name and cellphone number to our volunteer. Please let them know that you are a new pantry client.
 
They will instruct you to deposit your completed form in our mailbox on the porch and return to your car.
 
When our pantry volunteers have your bags packed, they will call you to come and pick up your bags outside on the front porch. The bag(s) will have the last four digits of your cell phone number to identify it is yours.
 
We ask for your patience as we only have one phone/phoneline. If you call and it is busy, it just means that we are helping another pantry family parked in the lot.
 
PROCEDURE FOR DONATIONS
 
During the crisis, we will only be accepting new items. No open bags of food or treats, no gently used beds, blankets, toys, etc. It is for our members safety and that our of clients.
 
The best way to make donations right now is through our Amazon Wish List.
 
You can also make a donation directly to the Passaic County SPCA.