Toronto Animal Services (TAS) is offering advice and resources to pet owners who are experiencing hardship and struggling to care and provide necessities for their pets due to COVID-19.
There is no evidence that pets can transmit COVID-19 to people.
The best place for a pet is with their owner. However, if you become seriously ill or require hospitalization, the best place for your pet is with a family member or friend.
Follow these steps to make sure your pet is cared for:
Pet owners who require assistance with pet food and supplies can contact the following organizations and food banks in Toronto. Please call or email before you go as some of these organization may require you to register or may have pet food and supplies available only on specific days.
Address: Salvation Army, 1100 Weston Rd (at Eglinton) / Side door entrance off of York street and down the stairs to the basement
Note: Pet food is available only for colony caretakers residing in the area the Salvation Army services (M6A, M6B, M6L, M6M, M6N, M9A, M9N, M9P). ID is required to verify residential address. The availability of pet food is limited to the amount received from donations.
Note: Pet supplies are available for residents living in postal codes M6A, M6B, M6L, M6M, M6N, M9A, M9N, M9P
Address: 11 River Street, Toronto, ON M5A 4C2
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Note: Dog food, cat food, and other pet items available by donation.
Address: 200 Wellesley St E, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1G3
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. -8 p.m.
Note: Pet food available by donation on second Thursday of each month.
Address: 306 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 2G7
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Note: Pet food is available for registered clients.