The Carroll County Humane Society is committed to making sure that families who need help feeding their pets can still get assistance at this difficult time. But we are also concerned about the health and well-being of our clients, members, and volunteers. Therefore, we are temporarily changing the way that the Empty Pet Bowls program operates. suspending our usual twice-monthly food distributions and replacing them until further notice with a drop-in system.
WHO CAN GET PET FOOD ASSISTANCE?
- People currently enrolled in the EPB program
- People currently on the EPB waiting list
- People who qualify for EPB, i.e., who are on some form of government assistance or who have an annual household income of less than $15,000
- People who have been economically impacted by the Covid-19 slowdown, such as those who have been laid off or have seen a reduction in hours.
WHAT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE?
We provide free pet food for up to three animals (dogs and/or cats) per household. We cannot guarantee to be able to provide all the food your pets may need, but we assist as best we can. Clients can get food once a month.
WHEN WILL DISTRIBUTION TAKE PLACE?
We will be open to hand out food between noon and 2 PM every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We want to stretch out the amount of time we are distributing food so that we avoid having crowds of people standing in line to get assistance. We ask that people come to our headquarters in groups of no more than three. If the parking lot is crowded, please wait in your car or return at a different time.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE PICK UP FOOD?
EPB will, as in the past, be distributing food at our headquarters, 102 Tuggle Street, on the corner of Tuggle and Maple in Carrollton. We are across Maple Street from American Pie and the Squire Shop and across Tuggle from the bicycle shop.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Since we are going to be helping record numbers of families as we all deal with the impact of the Corvid-19 virus on our lives, we anticipate that the cost of EPB will rise dramatically as well. It is already our most expensive program. We welcome donations to help us help the animals served by EPB. People can drop off large bags (between 12 and 35 pounds) of dog or cat food of any brand during the hours we are open. Alternately, you can drop off monetary donations designated for EPB, which we will use to purchase pet food, or you can click here to donate.