What We Do

Community Emergency Animal Response Team

Rescue Alliance Community Animal Response Team is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with local agencies to ensure the best possible outcome for animals in Louisiana and other areas who need assistance during an emergency. Our mission is to equip animal owners for the next disaster through networking and education. Our volunteers complete a full range of disaster preparedness training, including education on the FEMA Incident Command System, monthly lectures, training exercises and disaster drills. We also offer resources to help residents prepare for evacuation, including an Emergency Resource Directory of providers of services and supplies.

We provide pet food at no cost to pet owners who are struggling financially and cannot afford to feed their pets.

Louisiana Pet Food Bank is here to help people and families who are unable to feed their pets. This program is designed to fill the void in the nation’s current assistance programs that exclude the purchase of food and supplies for family pets.

One in four pet owners who give up their pets to a shelter say it is because they cannot afford to care for them. By providing temporary pet food assistance, the pet stays in their loving home and out of the shelter.

The Pet Food Bank provides free pet food, for 1 months or less, to pet owners who cannot afford to feed their pets in Louisiana, thanks to donations from our community.

Donate Food

The Pet Food Bank relies on support from the community to help collect food to support our mission. Sponsoring a food drive can be easy and fun! (See Below). Encourage your friends, family, company, church, school or neighborhood to get involved and participate.

What to Donate: Nutritious, non-perishable pet foods! Our Wish List has the most needed foods and items.

Delivery & Dropoff: You can deliver your food collection to the shelter. In order to save our resources, we ask that you deliver if at all possible. If you’re unable to arrange a drop off, please contact us to arrange a pick up (48 hours notice required).

We currently have three locations you can drop donations off at:

To donate:

  • If you are interested in donating donations can be made at:








40451 Lowes Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737



If you don’t have food to donate, you can help the pet food bank purchase food by donating to its Amazon Charity List here.

Sponsorship can be made at: https://donorbox.org/friends-of-rescue-alliance-corporate-sponsor

Who benefits from the Pet Pantry?

Many people will feed their pets before they feed themselves. Our goal is to provide food for their pets while helping keep food on the table for the owners.

We help people who are:

  • Of all ages, races and marital status
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Retired, living on social security or other limited income
  • Physically or mentally disabled
  • Experiencing homelessness or housing instability