San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Daisy Cares (Nonprofit)

Is a corporation created to provide pet food, urgent or emergent fund for veterinary care, and reduce animal abuse through animal welfare education and awareness.

  • Veterinary Care
  • Pet Food
  • Pet Owner Classes

For pet food assistance, contact the San Antonio Food Bank Client Services at 210-431-8326.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Saskia M. Herbst - Program Contact Send email
(210) 431-8520

The DaisyCares Veterinary Care program was created to help needy pet owners and rescue groups with the cost of veterinary care.

Must complete an application process and provide documentation that:

  • You or your family qualify as low income
  • You are unemployed and/or receiving government assistance.
  • You are residing at a homeless shelter or referred to DaisyCares by a homeless shelter.
  • Your Veterinarian has sent an email or letter to DaisyCares describing the pet owner’s financial hardship, including third party documentation or other supporting evidence.

Some fees may be required based on eligibility.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saskia M. Herbst - Program Contact Send email
(210) 431-8520

The DaisyCares Pet Food Program, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, provides pet food to families through food bank and/or food pantry partners already providing emergency food assistance to families and individuals in need.

For pet food assistance, contact the San Antonio Food Bank Client Services at 210-431-8326.

No Fee.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saskia Herbst - Program Contact Send email
(210) 431-8520
SA Food Bank Client Services
(210) 431-8326

Project Kindness provides free online and in-person interactive classes to school- aged children, focusing on teaching empathy and respect towards all animals.

DaisyCares provides an empowering presentations to school aged children in schools, after school programs, and other activities.

This project promotes kindness to animals by way of an interactive group activities adjusted to meet the age(s) of the specific group of children and allocated time.

Click here to go to the online course.

You can now register for virtual Project Kindness classes! Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday and will feature Daisy's Barn.

If you would like to schedule a virtual Project Kindness class from DaisyCares to your school, after school program or to plan an activity, please fill out this form.

Saskia Herbst - Program Contact Send email

Promote Animal Welfare Education, PAWedu, is unique in that it provides education to adults who have been accused, charged, or convicted of cruelty to an animal.

This 14 lesson online course teaches adults about the humane treatment and care of animals. It helps them to examine some of their own thoughts and reactions that might not be appropriate.

Lessons include topics such as, Forms of Animal Cruelty – Abandonment, Animal Fighting, Causing Unnecessary Suffering, and The Link between Animal Cruelty and Human Cruelty.

The course is used to incorporate an educational or rehabilitative component into a part of the legal process that offenders undertake, if ordered by a court.

Click here for program and registration information.

Saskia M. Herbst - Program Contact Send email
(210) 431-8520

Ways You can Help:

  • Start a Pet Food and Supply Drive:

We need volunteers to sponsor pet food and pet supply drives for DaisyCares at local businesses, churches, schools, parties or other special events, and any other venue that you can think of!

Start a food drive by registering here.

  • Volunteer at an Event:

We need volunteers to help us at various events we attend during the year.

To learn about opportunities, or be placed on our volunteer list, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Volunteer at Daisy's Barn:

This barn serves as the hands on component to Project Kindness. The barn is located at the San Antonio Food Bank.

The barn houses sheep, goats and chickens. Field trips and volunteer groups are welcome.

All volunteer opportunities and Project Kindness presentations for Daisy's Barn can be scheduled through the San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer webpage.

  • Make a Monetary Donation:

DaisyCares has a limited monthly grant capacity, and welcomes your financial support to help serve as many applicants as possible. You are invited to make an online donation in the form of a one-time donation or an ongoing, monthly pledge of support. All monetary gifts are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. Every $1 = 10lbs of pet food.

For a list of drop-off locations or to make a donation, click here.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM