Grant to provide for local pet food needs

3 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Halfway Home Pet Rescue has received two grants to help local families affected by COVID-19 economic restraints to obtain free pet food.

The grants, each totaling $10,000, are from the Maine Community Foundation Aroostook County Fund and the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, said Norma Milton of HHPR. The funds will be used to help people with financial problems due to the COVID-19 situation to cope with the expense of feeding their dogs and cats. 

The funds will also provide free spay/neuter surgery for cats.  To be enrolled in the free spay/neuter clinic, please email  

Food supplies for the dogs and cats can be distributed through each town’s local police department in Aroostook County.  Police departments are asked to contact to arrange a time for them to pick up a large supply of pet food for their town at the Halfway Home pick-up site in Caribou.  

Residents needing pet food should call their local police station to see if they are participating in the free pet food COVID-19 program. 

“The goal of this program is to assure that no domestic pet goes into a shelter environment due to the inability of the family to provide food and sterilization surgery,” Milton said.