Free dog food for San Diego Rescues at Rancho Coastal Humane Society!!!

If You’re Hungry and You Know it Clap Your PawsTwenty tons of dog food to give away to Rescue Groups!

Encinitas, CA – More than 40,000 pounds of FREE dog food is scheduled to arrive at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas at 10:00 on Thursday morning, November 1st. The food is donated through Rescue Bank ® operated by Greater, a non-profit organization that supports animal rescue and rehabilitation groups by providing services and supplies. The 20 tons of dry dog food will be distributed to non-profit rescue groups throughout southern California beginning at 10:00 Friday morning.

RCHS spokesman John Van Zante says, “We’re honored when we get the opportunity to manage these giveaways for Rescue Bank and This donation of 40,185 pounds of Nutro Ultra Dry dog food will be distributed to registered, non-profit dog rescue groups. For many of them, the free food will allow them to shuffle money from their food budgets to cover other operating expenses.”

RCHS President Judi Sanzo explains, “It’s difficult for rescues to pay full price for the food they need. With donations from Rescue Bank, they pay 20 cents per pound to cover the shipping cost, but the food is free. The money they save can be used for spay/neuter, veterinary services, and anything else they need to provide care until the pets are adopted.”

All of the donated food in this shipment will be adult Nutro Ultra Dry. The 40,000 pounds will provide approximately 100,000 meals for dogs being cared for by registered rescue groups in San Diego and surrounding counties.

The pallets of food will be unloaded by fork lift near the RCHS Humane Education Center. It takes about an hour to unload. The goal is to have all of the food distributed within a few days to pre-approved rescue groups.

Sanzo says there are about 200 rescue groups in San Diego County. “All of their animals deserve proper nutrition. Greater and Rescue Bank trust Rancho Coastal Humane Society to carry out their intentions and help feed animals waiting to be adopted.”

Interested rescue groups need to contact RCHS as soon as possible to make an appointment for pick up.

For more information call 760-753-6413, log on to, or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Shelter hours are 11 to 5 every day but Tuesday.


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