Keeping Families Together

Although we successfully unite thousands of animals with new families each year, our goal is always to keep pets in loving homes that they may have already found. Ellie’s Pet Pantry supplies members of our local community with food for hungry pets, assisting families that have fallen on hard times and are struggling to keep their families intact. The program’s namesake is Ellie, a courageous Black Lab mix, who was surrendered at a shelter in West Virginia because she suffered from a seizure disorder. Ellie was adopted by a Pittsburgh attorney on a farm, where she was loved by her human and rescued equine friends.

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To Offer Your Help

Donations to Ellie’s Pet Pantry are urgently needed. As families struggle with the loss of jobs and other sources of income, your help can make an enormous difference by sparing children, parents, and family pets the heartache of separation. Additionally, keeping animals in their homes and out of a shelter avoids putting additional stress on our limited resources. If you can offer assistance, please deliver donations of canned or dry pet food to our East Side or North Side facilities. We welcome donations for household animals of any species, including rabbits, ferrets, birds, hamsters, and guinea pigs. If you would like to support the program, please make a secure donation on-line, or mail a check made payable to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh. Just write “Ellie’s Pet Pantry” on the Memo line. Thank you for your support!


To Receive Food

If you can’t afford to feed your pet and need assistance, Humane Animal Rescue may be able to help. Ellie’s Pet Pantry provides food to help individual pet owners who need temporary relief in the form of food for their companion animals. Food Pickup is held on the last Wednesday* of each month at both our North Side and East End locations, but arrangements must be made in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot offer help on a walk-in basis and photo identification is required. *Dates subject to change based on resource/staff availability and major holidays.

Contact Ellie’s Team

Please reach out to our support team to learn more or get help!

412.345.7300 x290


Make a Difference!

Your gift today will help save an animal’s life. We rely on donations from friends like you to rescue, shelter, and find homes for pets. Please be as generous as you can to help us give them the care they need and the love they deserve.

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