Benji Cares

Bailing Out Benji was established in 2011 and is dedicated to educating the public and providing them with the most accurate and current data on the puppy mill industry. 
It is our belief that a grassroots approach by concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change for animals and humans alike. Our focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children and adults alike, while presenting the information in a non-graphic way.  Our tax EIN is 47-1652323

Although our mission is to eradicate the cruel breeding practices that occur in puppy mills all over the country, our volunteers are committed to helping animals locally in their own communities. Through our Benji Cares program, we are able to make a huge impact for people and animals alike. 

Local Pet Food Banks

Bailing Out Benji knows that pets are family.  Because of this, we believe that families going through rough times, shouldn’t have to make a decision between feeding their pets and paying other bills.  The  pet food pantry campaign was initiated in 2017 by founder Mindi Callison to relieve some stress for families by providing short term help with pet food in Story County, Iowa.  Within a few months, our team in Round Rock, Texas founded their own food bank to further help the animals in their community.

Those in need can contact Bailing Out Benji for assistance and our volunteers will meet or deliver food.  We will do our best to help our as long as the following are met:

  • The pets are not being used for breeding or other illegal purposes
  • The pets are kept indoors as family animals
  • The pets are spayed/neutered (we will help find assistance for this if they are not)
*Benji Cares Pet Food Banks are only active in Story County, Iowa and Round Rock, Texas at this point. 
If you need assistance or would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact the following:
Ames, Iowa: bailingoutbenji@gmail.com
Round Rock, Texas: rrpetfoodbank@gmail.com

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Disaster Relief

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast.  Our Texas team, with the help of our volunteers in other states,  sprang into action and collected donations from across the United States and delivered them to shelters and communities that were affected by the storm.  Click here for more information about the Hurricane Harvey efforts. 

Going forward, Benji Cares is committed to helping out the pets of communities hit by natural disasters.  Donations to our Benji Cares fund may be used to help out families, shelters, and rescues affected by hurricanes, fires, and tornados.

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To Support our Benji Cares Program, you can do so below, or click here

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