Heather's Food Bank


The Santa Cruz SPCA regularly distributes over 6,000 pounds of pet food annually to economically challenged and senior dog and cat owners. With the economy in a recession, this special program is helping many families cope with enormously difficult times. Ensuring that our community’s companion animals never go hungry is one of the most basic and most critical aspects of animal welfare.

Heather’s Pet Food Bank was started and named in memory of Heather Zir, a Santa Cruz Resident and lifelong animal lover, and has been kept afloat by generous donations from loving Zir family and friends as well as monetary and food donations from the public.

Free food is only distributed at the time and day shown below, some food types are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

We always accept donations of dog and cat food both wet and dry of any brand whether it has been opened or not.

To take advantages of this vital resource we do require proof of spay/neuter so please bring your animals vet or shelter records on your first visit.