To honor the memory and sustain the legacy of veterinarian John Ruffing, we’ve established this effort to make sure people have the pet food their companions need. Dr. Ruffing (1966-2007) would not want a fuss made over him, but his family and friends think he is worth it.

A very special thank you to our first corporate donor, Dravosburg Veterinary Hospital. They were John launched his veterinary career as a very young vet tech. So fitting they helped us to launch this project.

Some donated food at Mr. Sign

Donations of new, unopened pet food can be dropped or delivered to Mr. Sign on Western Avenue on the Northside.

The current Amazon wishlist can be found at

Financial donations are currently being accepted at. Venmo @pghlesbian CashApp @pghlesbian

Bulk donations and questions about open, but like-new food should be directed to

Please spread the word to Dr. Ruffing’s clients, colleagues, classmates, and friends.

Our first distribution will be at the #ManchesterCatTrap on Saturday June 19 to residents of Manchester and nearby communities. It is not a walk-up event, so if you are interested in volunteering – we can use your help!

Stay tuned …