SAN ANTONIO – The Animal Cares Services Pet Pantry currently has nine bags of donated dog food and no cat litter. Newspaper and pet treats are also running critically low and will run out in the next week.

Donations of pet food or other new and gently used pet items can be made any time during regular business hours, which are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The shelter is located at 4710 State Highway 151.

The program was started several years ago to provide temporary help for local pet owners struggling to feed their companion animals. The pet pantry only operates as donated supplies are available.

City residents who want to be notified of urgent pleas for supplies, fosters and other ACS needs can sign up for the new “Furst Responder Team."

Local businesses or civic organizations can also support the pet pantry through the ACS Pay it Furward program, which pairs philanthropy and education.

Residents can find out more by contacting