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Wilmington Animal Food Pantry

Location:  Wilmington, MA

Communities Served: Wilmington, Burlington, Woburn, Billerica, Tewksbury, Reading, North Reading

Programs and Services

We do not require proof of need. If you ask for help, we believe you.

Two Bowls of Pet Food

Free animal food and supplies

This program is for families who are struggling to pay for food or supplies for their animals. Simply request what you need through our form and we will bring the items to you.

Visit to the Vet

Free routine vet care (Coming soon!)

We work with local vet offices to provide free vaccines and preventative care for families who are unable to afford an annual visit. 

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Dog Contest

Free dog training (Coming soon!)

Our network of trainers will help you work through behavioral concerns that may have you considering surrendering your dog. 

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Wishlists

Help us help animals by purchasing items they need from our wishlists.

Donation Drop-off 

Locations

Have animal food or supplies to donate? Check out these local businesses that have an easy to access donation drop-off.

Open Space Gift Shop

1875 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Empower on Haven

190 Haven St, Reading, MA 01867

Thank you to our local sponsors

Interested in becoming a local sponsor? Email us at programdirector@somervilleanimalfoodpantry.com for more info!

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Common Questions

Q: Why do we need this program?

Across the country, many people are struggling with financial insecurity. Unfortunately, many people feel they are unable to provide for their animals and surrender them to a shelter. Most of the time, these situations are temporary and we created the animal food pantry to keep animals in their loving homes while their humans get back on their feet.

Q: What kind of food can I NOT donate?

Unfortunately we cannot accept opened, expired, or prescription food.

Q: Where can I donate?

You have a few options! Schedule a pickup: https://forms.gle/a7eNjh54PzkkAaSz6 OR bring donations to Open Space Gift Shop at 1875 Main St, Tewksbury, MA.

Q: What towns do you serve?

We serve Wilmington, Woburn, Tewksbury, Burlington, Billerica, Reading, and North Reading in Massachusetts.

Q: Do I need to provide any proof to qualify?

Nope! We don’t ask questions. We operate on the honor system and if you are asking for help, we believe you.

Q: Do you have a physical location?

Not yet! But we will pick up donations from you and deliver donations to families who request them!

Q: Do you only accept food donations?

No, we accept any items that a family may need. This includes: crates, flea/tick medication, animal shampoo, baby gates, collars / leashes, cat carriers, etc. If you’re not sure if it’s something we could use, feel free to email us at hello@rescueallies.com

Q: Are you a 501(c)(3)?

Yes! We are a program created under the 501(c)(3) Rescue Allies Inc.

Q: Are you affiliated with the Wilmington Food Pantry?

Nope! We are a separate entity, we have no crossover.

Q: Do you have plans to expand?

We plan to address the other main reasons people surrender their animals (vet care, housing, training) in the near future. Stay tuned!

Q: Are there other local services?

Yes! Here is a list of other local services you may find useful

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