Because our pets are a life-long commitment, it’s not unheard of for a dog owner to face financial hardship at some point in the life of their pets. We can all agree that before bringing an animal into your heart and home, it’s important to be prepared for the financial responsibilities – veterinary care, quality food and treats, preventative measures, etc. – that come along with pet parenthood.
However, over the course of that 15-20+ year commitment, things happen. Jobs are lost, injuries or accidents make it impossible to work, economies take a hit. Unfortunately, in many cases of financial hardship, it’s the family pet that suffers. Fortunately, there IS help available!
Below is a list of national and state-specific organizations that assist pet parents in need of financial assistance. These organizations understand that the very best place for a pet is with the family that loves them. Some provide help paying veterinary bills, some help with food, some offer free or low-cost spay and neuters, while others assist pets that meet specific requirements.
All are valuable resources for pet parents who may be facing financial hardship but have committed to providing the very best life-long home for their pet. Please remember, this is only a list of known available resources. Each organization has its own rules and requirements. You will need to research each organization separately to determine if you qualify for assistance.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless® is a national non-profit that works with businesses and volunteers across the country to collect pet food and supplies for our homeless population that owns pets.
Our volunteers help enlist pet food donation sites in their local communities and are advocates for keeping pets and humans together. We need your compassion and help to continue our work as the homeless situation grows in our country.
If you need help accessing resources like food, shelter or other medical care for your animals, check out their website:
DISCLAIMER: Due to the lack of regulations and the nature of the animal industry, as well as the changing practices of pet professionals - Midwest Animal Welfare Society, Inc. cannot be responsible for the actions of other pet professional companies and organizations. This includes pet professionals that have trained under the Life Changing Dog Training™ and Communicative LeashWork Process®. We will do our very best to connect you with pet resources and services and educate you on best practices, tools and information to help pet owners. However it is up to you the individual to do your own research and make a decision to hire a pet professional or work with an organization that will best meet you and your animal's needs.
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