Operation Feed Fido

Operation Feed Fido is a subsidy program to provide pet food and supplies to families in need. The purpose is to keep dogs and cats with their families and out of shelters.

How Can You Participate?

In order to participate, potential recipients must complete and submit an Application and a “Save and Hold Harmless” Agreement.  Applicants must agree to:

  • Have their pets sterilized as soon as possible (low-cost feline sterilization vouchers are available from the Friends)
  • Not breed pets until their pets can be sterilized
  • Not acquire additional pets while they are participating in the program (supplies will be provided for a maximum of 5 pets)
  • A home check

The Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter and Operation Feed Fido reserve the right to deny someone for support.  Once accepted into the program, it is understood that participants’ membership can be revoked at the discretion of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

What Does Membership Include?

If accepted, participants receive a membership card and bucket, which they must bring every time they pick up food.

Operation Feed Fido supplies will only be distributed on two (2) Saturdays per month from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Each participant will be assigned a distribution Saturday and can pick up supplies on those days only. Food for the program is donated from various sources; therefore, the Friends cannot guarantee that food will be available or guarantee the quality of the food.

Because funds are limited, the program should only supplement the participant’s monthly supply of pet food, and should not be the sole source of food for their pets. The amount supplied will be at the discretion of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Upon withdrawal or termination from this program participants are required to turn in their food buckets.

Download Operation Feed Fido Documents

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