Free in WNY / Free or cheap resources for pets
Owning a pet can be an expensive proposition. Last year alone, the American Pet Products Association estimates that owners spent $69.36 billion. When cutbacks are necessary, studies show people will spend money on pet food rather than on dining out.
Pet owners looking for help feeding their animals should check out episcopalwny.org. There are free pet food pantries available at:
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
13021 West Main St., Alden
11 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month
Ascension Episcopal Church
96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
3 to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
374 Main St., East Aurora
1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month
Grace Episcopal Church
100 Genesee St., Lockport
11 a.m. to noon on the third Sunday of each month
Trinity Episcopal Church
62 West Buffalo St., Warsaw
2 to 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month
All4Pets will provide a one-time monetary grant to help pay for life-saving medical treatment for pets whose owners are unable to pay due to low income, personal crisis, or disaster. Payments will be made directly to the medical care provider. See all4petswny.org for more information.
At bringfido.com you can find pet friendly restaurants that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables.