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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Disaster Aid, Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Mission: People will ask for help for their pets, that they will not ask for them selves. Partnering with churches, non-profits, and cities helping humans, once people come for the pet food, we want them to get the human help that will return them to stability or improve their lives (and really help the pets long term).

Results: We are serving in 11 of 15 counties in Arizona. In our last IRS 990 we gave $675,000 of pet food, leashes, collars, bowls, beds, toys, (etc) to victims who had pets to help them unconditional love and hope in their live when challenges threaten to overwhelm them. (on $19,500 cash donations).

Target demographics: people who are stuggling to get though each day

Direct beneficiaries per year: by giving $655,000 of pet items and pet food on $19.500 cash that YOU provided in Arizona!!!

Geographic areas served: Arizona though pets

Programs: supplemental pet food to churches,non-profits and groups helping in the community and emergency support of leashes, collars, bowls, beds toys...to pets of disaster, domestic violence victims and Veteran!

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I met a veteran who needed help with pet food and supplies, these guys were there. When I worked with a domestic violence victim who needed help with her dogs in a terrible situation, these guys were there. When a social worker friend needed resources for her homeless clients with pets, these guys were there. These guys are amazing. I can't count how much they have helped, serving a need that not many serve.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group does so much with so little, to ensure that pets don't go without, it's amazing. I've volunteered with a few animal-centric groups and know how much effort it takes to pull these kinds of donations together on a day-in, day-out basis, and then to distribute them properly. It's no easy feat what they manage!

Donor

Rating: 5

Our office runs donation drives year round for different organizations. This year we found the Empty Bowl Pet Food pantry, and after doing some research on the company, we decided to support them this past March and April. Our patients were more than generous when they saw the wonderful service this organization provides. We were able to fill up CJ's truck with all kind of pet food and supplies. Because of the wonderful work they do, and the response from our patients, we have decided to make this a yearly event. There are lots of good organizations out there helping to adopt shelter animals. The difference is that this organization is helping people to take care of their animals, so they don't end up in a shelter.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The animals in Yarnell and Peeples Valley were very grateful to this organization for their generous donations to the community after the Yarnell Fire

Client Served

Rating: 5

CJ and Empty Bowl do an excellent job not only helping people in need but their animals as well. Empty Bowl has helped out in many crisis situations to prevent people from having to choose whether to either feed their animal companions or give them up altogether. Empty Bowl is a valuable resource in the animal rescue community and also has come to the aid of other animal rescue organizations needing help or advice as well. Empty Bowl is definitely a benefit to the community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I first moved to AZ. CJ was one of the first people I came in contact with. Not sure how, maybe because I had taken in a feral kitten--don't remember. But seeing her passion and all the good she does each and every day was a life changing for me. I have been in rescue now for 5 years, what a great way to pay it forward to those that can't take care of themselves; the furs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am impressed with everything they do to help the animals and people of our state. They don't ever turn a blind eye to those in need

Julie254

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have referred many to this organization for help with their pets and everyone has gotten the assistance they needed when they had been turned down at others so this is a necessary resource to the homeless community

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Empty Bowl is one of the best in Phoenix . CJ works tirelessly to gather and distribute to the rescues and shelters here. Every day I see results of her work here advancing the ability to help the rescues be able to meet the needs of their intakes. She also does many other endeavors here with her Vets assistance program. This is a worthy charity and you will actually see the value of your donation in her work with our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Without Empty Bowl many people would have no where to turn in times of need for their pets. And this may be the only available option the owner has otherwise many would have to give up their beloved companion to an already overfilled and understaffed shelter system here in Maricopa County.
Please donate when possible and lets keep their doors open.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a nurse and see many people in need. They never turn anyone away. Love this group help so many in need!!!