The Department of Animal Services in Riverside County is holding their second Healthy Pet Zone drive-thru pantry for pet owners on Saturday.
The drive-thru will take place Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. at three of the county’s shelters:
- Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley (6851 Van Buren Blvd.)
- The Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms (72-050 Pet Land Place)
- San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus Clinic in San Jacinto (581 S. Grand Ave.)
Registration is required to attend the drive-thru at any of the locations.
The animal services’ goal is to help families who are struggling to feed their pets during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The mission of the Healthy Pet Zone is to help keep owners and their pets together by providing support for those in need,” Animal Services Director Julie Bank said in a statement. “We know now has been so stressful for many people due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope this alleviates some worries for our caring pet owners.”
The pantry will provide each pet owner with enough food for about one month for each pet. The Healthy Pet Zone pantries are expected to run monthly.
For more information or to register for the drive-thru pantry, go to www.rcdas.org.