Knepp says more animals are surrendered at the holidays, "It's typically a difficult time for everybody. You want to buy food and gifts for your children and the family pet is competing for those dollars."
The pantry is accepting holiday donations of pet food, including open bags of food. Opened cans won't be accepted.
Titanic's pantry is named after a former shelter resident -a 30-pound house cat- who has since been adopted.
The Front Street Shelter gives away about six tons of pet food a month.