If you are having trouble affording food to feed your pets, there are several locations in the Winston-Salem area that can help. In addition to these listed below, you may also want to check with other local "people" food pantries to see if they have pet food.
* Days and times are subject to change without notice *
Pantries supplied by Fur-Ever Friends of NC:
The Shalom Project
Every Tuesday 9am-12pm
639 S. Green St. W-S -27101
Los martes de 9 am al mediodia
Maple Springs Methodist Church
Tuesdays from 9a-11a and 1p-3p
2569 Reynolda Rd. W-S, 27106
Christ Beloved Church
1st & 3rd week of the month
Thurs & Saturdays 10a to 12p
3205 S. Main St. W-S, -27127
Crisis Control Ministries
Mon – Fri: 9 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm
200 East Tenth Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
FFNC provides pet food donations at HS Shot Clinics
Locations and dates vary
Go to: Humane Solutions Clinic Page to register
Mixxer Community Makerspace
1375 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
A drop-off and pick-up location of Forsyth Humane Society
Pickup available Tues-Fri 12-8pm
Ardmore United Methodist Church
630 S Hawthorne Rd.
Winston Salem, NC
Pickup: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 5:30-7:00pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church/Pat’s Closet
Third Thursdays of the month
10am to 12pm or until supplies are gone
616 S. Cherry St, Kernersville
Basement porch of the Brisson House
Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
Pickup by appointment: 336-986-6556
Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation Pet Food Pantry (AARF)
Must apply: Food Assistance Application
PICK-UP: Tues & Thurs 2pm - 4pm only
302 Thurston Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Forsyth County Animal Control – Post here if you have lost or found a pet, and be sure to check daily if you have lost one!! The shelter is only required to hold stray animals for 72 hours.
Forsyth Humane Society - Check here daily to see if your pet is being held here.
PawBoost - A great resource for alerting people in your area that your pet is lost, or for spreading the word if you've found a pet and are trying to locate their owners.
WXII12.com Lost & Found Pets – Email xxxx and request a posting if you have lost or found a pet.
Find Toto – Pay service that helps you to canvas an area in search of lost pets
** When posting, either lost or found, include as much detail as possible in your post, including photos! **
(e) Subsection 6-6(d) shall become effective twenty-four (24) months after the adoption of this amendment. Any person who violates subsection 6-6(d) after its adoption date, but prior to the twenty-four (24) months, period following the date of Ordinance No. 3-2011 shall be issued a written warning giving the violator notice of the provisions of Ordinance No. 3-2011. Any person who violates this amendment after the expiration of the 24-month period following the adoption date of Ordinance No. 3-2011 shall be subject to the penalties established in section 6-55, violations and penalties of the Forsyth County Code.
Sec. 6-7. - Cruelty to animals.
(a)Unlawful conduct. It shall be unlawful for any person to abuse, molest, torture, torment, deprive of necessary sustenance, cruelly beat, mutilate or kill, wound, injure, poison, abandon or subject to conditions which cause physical pain, suffering, disability or death to any animal, or to cause or procure such action. The words "torture" and "torment" shall be held to include every act, omission or neglect whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering or death is caused or permitted; but such terms shall not be construed to prohibit the lawful shooting of birds, deer and other game for human food; nor to prohibit the animal control department or its agents or veterinarians from destroying dangerous, unwanted or injured animals in a humane manner.
(b) Surgery. It shall be unlawful for any person other than a duly licensed veterinarian to perform invasive surgery upon a domestic animal.
(c) Rescue. Any animal control officer or law enforcement officer shall have the authority to rescue any animal that appears to be suffering from a serious medical emergency. The rescued animal shall be provided with immediate veterinary care if the officer deems such care to be necessary to prevent physical pain, suffering, disability or death to the animal. The animal's owner shall be responsible for all expenses incurred for the rescue and subsequent treatment of the animal.
We are in the process of updating our resources page. To find assistance in the meantime for Veterinary care, pet food pantries, re-homing a pet, helping a stray animal, and more, please visit the following pages for lists of great resources to use in times of need:
AARF of Winston-Salem:
Additionally, you can reference this link for some helpful tips: