Monthly Archives: April 2015

6 Steps to Help a Choking Dog

One of the scariest things to happen is to have your dog choke in front of you. Unfortunately I have known several families who have had their dog suffocate to death. One family had a boxer who they were feeding popcorn too during family movie time, a kernel got stuck in the dogs throat and he choked to death. I had two close with Ginny too, the once coming home from school we found her hard ball in a pile of vomit and slime, the next somehow she got a hold of a pin cushion and decided to bite down on it like a chew toy.

In emergencies like that there is no time to look up the name of the closest emergency vet, knowing how to help a dog that is choking will save their life.

  1. Open your dog´s mouth; be sure to roll the fleshy part of his muzzle over his canine teeth-your dog will put pressure on his own skin if he bites down so he will be unlikely to close his mouth.
  2.  With larger powerful jaw breed dogs (Presa canario, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, etc..) this may be very hard to do if your dog is not used to this. Make sure when they are a puppy you play with their jowls so as they get older if something like this happens you can help.
  3. If there is someone else with you, have them shine a light down into the dog’s mouth.
  4. If you can see the object lodged in the throat, reach in and pull it out. BUT if you cannot see it, DO NOT reach in, you will likely push it down ever deeper. Hold your dog up by the abdomen to help him spit up the object.

    How to save a choking dogs life

  5. After shining the light in to your dog’s mouth and cannot see the object. Move around to his back, place your hands underneath his belly and lift him up leaving his front paws on the ground. This position helps the dog try and spit the object up them self.
  6. If the dog still is choking, move your hands up from their belly to their solar plexus (where the abdomen stops and ribcage starts). Clasp your hands into a fist and push up with force three times. If nothing happens repeat three more times. This forces the dog to cough, which should dislodge the object saving your dogs life.

Reaching in to your dog’s mouth you will get dog drool all over your hand and arm, if that grosses you out you have to think what is more important. Getting dog drool on your arm which will wash off, or saving your dogs life. I have seen many articles that say stick pliers or some form of tweezers down into your dog’s mouth. If they jerk their head while you are shoving a foreign objects down into their throat you will likely end up cutting his mouth or puncturing their larynx.

Resources for Pet Assistance Programs


After browsing the internet for different pet related resources for a friend of mine, I came across some awesome pet assistance programs. This is a huge in depth list of where you can get assistance if you are struggling to afford your pet. To me a pet is a life long commitment, and should never be surrendered just because you can’t afford a simple vet procedure. Unfortunately I knew a family growing up that had to put their family pet down due to being unable to afford the treatment for a torn ACL, the devastating part is the cost of the euthanasia costed more in the end then the rehabilitation.  Of course there is the huge pet-insurance debate which I will get into into another day, but for now check out these resources!

Do you need help affording vet expenses?

Remember each organization has different requirements, make sure to check them out to see if you qualify. There’s help for the cost of spaying/neutering, cost of food, medicine, senior dogs, vaccinations, and even finding rental homes for big dog breeds!

Nationwide

The Big Hearts Fund: financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
Canine Cancer Awareness
Cats In Crisis
The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity
IMOM
Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: Under the JLACF’s bylaws as approved by the IRS, grants can only be provided for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
The Mosby Fund
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Paws 4 A Cure
The Pet Fund
Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
The Riedel & Cody Fund: support for pets suffering with cancer
RedRover Relief
Rose’s Fund
Shakespeare Animal Fund
Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant”: for senior dogs (age 10 and over; breed taken into consideration when determining what is “senior”)

I live in Canada, but alot of my followers are from the USA so here’s a list by state of all the assistance programs I USA exclusive!

Assistance by state

ALAK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY | Puerto Rico

Alabama

Alabama Animal Adoption Society: Homewood (spay/neuter assistance)

Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic: Montgomery (spay/neuter assistance)

The Animal Friends Humane Society: Decatur (pet food/litter, spay/neuter assistance)

Alabama Veterinary Medical Association: Statewide (spay/neuter support for residents on public assistance) 334-395-0086

American Veterinary Medical Foundation: Multiple locations (disaster-related grants)

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation: Birmingham (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Greater Huntsville Humane Society: Huntsville (veterinary assistance and spay/neuter assistance)

Macon County Humane Society: Tuskegee (spay/neuter assistance)

Mobile SPCA: Mobile (spay/neuter assistance)

Shelby Humane Society: Columbiana (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Alaska

Alaska SPCA: Anchorage (low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines, pet food bank)

Friends of Pets: Anchorage (spay/neuter vouchers)

STOP the Overpopulation of Pets: (spay/neuter vouchers)

Straw for Dogs (free resources and supplies for pets outdoors)

 

Arizona

Altered Tails Barnhart Clinic: Phoenix and Mesa (low-cost spay/neuter clinic)

Animal Guardian Network: Cave Creek (pet food)

Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA: Phoenix (low-cost veterinary clinic)

Chuck Waggin’ Pet Food Pantry: Phoenix (pet food)

Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry: Pet assistance for disaster victims and veterans, seniors, domestic violence victims, functionally disabled people with service animals, homeless and near homeless people; special programs include pet food and supplies, temporary housing for emergencies. See map for locations and services, which change regularly.

Lost Our Home Pet Foundation: Scottsdale (pet food, temporary foster program)

Payson Humane Society: Payson (spay/neuter assistance)

Pets In Need Action League: Casa Grande (pet food pantry)

Scottsdale P.E.T.: Scottsdale (pet food pantry)

 

Arkansas

All About Labs: Statewide (temporary housing/foster for dogs and cats, not just labs; pet food; spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm prevention and flea/tick treatments)

Bella Vista Animal Shelter: Bella Vista (spay/neuter assistance; contact BVAS for additional services)

For Pets’ Sake Best Friends Program: Springdale, NW Arkansas (microchipping, Best Friends Senior Program includes pet food, assistance for veterinary care, transportation to veterinarian and groomer, temporary foster program if hospitalized for seniors in Northwest Arkansas)

Fuzzy Hearts Animal Rescue: Van Buren County (spay/neuter & pet food assistance)
501-208-4160

Humane Society of Saline County: Benton (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Northeast Arkansas for Animals (NAFA): Jonesboro (pet food, vaccination assistance)

Out Of The Woods Rescue and Referral: Little Rock (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Ranger’s Pet Food Bank: (pet food for qualified Fayetteville residents)

 

California

The ACME Foundation: Clearlake (veterinary care assistance for senior and disabled pet owners)

Actors and Others for Animals: Greater Los Angeles area (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Animal Assistance League of Orange County: Orange County (pet food, transportation and veterinary care assistance)

Animal Health Foundation: Los Angeles and Orange Counties (veterinary care assistance)

AnimalSave: Green Valley (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Bad Rap: San Francisco (pit bull-specific assistance for finding rental housing and insurance)

California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)

Cat People: Bakersfield (cat food/litter, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance)
661-327-4706

Cats in Need (of Human Care): Southern California, multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)

The Chester Foundation: Sacramento region (veterinary care assistance)

FACE Foundation: San Diego (grant assistance for pets in need of emergency or critical care)

FixNation: Los Angeles (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

Friends of Long Beach Animals: Long Beach (spay/neuter assistance)

Haven Humane Society: Redding (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food assistance, emergency veterinary grants for residents receiving Medi-Cal or Medicare)
Clinic: 530-241-1658; Shelter: 530-241-1653

Helen Woodward Animal Center: Rancho Santa Fe (pet food)

Helen Woodward Animal Center Animeals program: San Diego County (free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people)

Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley: San Bernardino (low-cost spay/neuter)

Keep Your Pet: Sacramento (behavior assistance, veterinary care assistance, services for seniors)

LA Animal Services: Los Angeles (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)

Marin Humane Society: Novato (pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services; please see website for complete list of services)

Mercy Crusade’s Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Mojave Desert Animal Rescue: Western Mojave Desert (pet food & supplies and veterinary assistance for homeless, unemployed, disabled, and senior pet guardians)

Mountains’ Humane Society: Lake Arrowhead (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Napa Humane: Napa (spay/neuter assistance)

Ohlone Humane Society Special Assistance Program: Fremont, Union City, and Newark (veterinary care assistance, pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Orange County SPCA Animal Rescue Fund: Orange County (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Palo Alto Humane Society: Palo Alto (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)

PALS: Pets Are Loving Support (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

Pasadena Humane Society: Pasadena (spay/neuter assistance)

PAWS/LA: Hollywood (pet food and supplies, veterinary medical care assistance, grooming, spay/neuter, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, and other services)

PAWS San Francisco: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Peninsula CatWorks: veterinary care assistance for cats only

Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)

Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)

The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry: Orange County (pet food, litter, and flea treatments for unemployed, senior, or disabled pet owners)

Pets Are Wonderful Support: San Diego (pet food/litter, pet supplies, veterinary assistance, animal transport, temporary foster program, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

Placer SPCA SOS Program: Placer County (rental deposits, temporary boarding, pet food and veterinary care assistance)

Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF): Laguna Beach (pet food)

Riverside County Department of Animal Services: Riverside (spay/neuter assistance)

Sacramento SPCA: Sacramento (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)

Sammie’s Friends: Grass Valley (veterinary care assistance)

San Francisco SPCA Animal Hospital: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, spay/neuter assistance

Santa Cruz SPCA: Santa Cruz (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society: Santa Maria (spay/neuter assistance, microchips, pet food bank)

SEAACA: Downey (veterinary medical care assistance, spay/neuter, vaccination assistance)

Sequoia Humane Society: Eureka (spay/neuter assistance)

SHARE Marin Humane Society: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)

SPCA for Monterey County: Monterey (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation: Walnut Creek (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, emergency veterinary assistance)

VET SOS: San Francisco (free veterinary care and supplies for pets of the homeless)

Voice for the Animals Foundation: Santa Monica (veterinary care assistance)

 

Colorado

Ark-Valley Humane Society: Buena Vista (pet food)

The Cartwright Foundation: Denver/Front Range region (veterinary care assistance)

Cat Care Society: Lakewood (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Colorado State University Companion Care Fund: Fort Collins (veterinary care assistance)

Colorado State University Pets Forever Program: Larimer County (various services for low-income or disabled pet-owners)

Denkai Animal Sanctuary: Northern Colorado (spay/neuter and veterinary assistance)

Dreampower Animal Rescue: Colorado Springs (temporary foster program)

Every Creature Counts: Fort Lupton (spay/neuter assistance)

The Feline Fix: Denver (spay/neuter assistance)

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society: Cortez (assistance for emergency veterinary care, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic: Fort Collins (assistance with pet food, spay/neuter, vaccinations and financial assistance for sugeries)

Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter: Aspen (spay/neuter assistance)

Good Samaritan Pet Center: Denver (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Pagosa Springs: Pagosa Springs (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS):: Summit County (financial assistance to low-income families living or working in Summit County, for pet spay/neuter, life-shortening illnesses or unexpected high vet bills; discounted spay/neuter vouchers for higher incomes)

MaxFund: Denver (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance)

PAWS Colorado: Denver metro area (pet food, cat litter, veterinary care assistance/volunteers to aid low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other debilitating illnesses)

PetAid Colorado: Denver (assistance with veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Pikes Peak Pet Pantry: Colorado Springs (pet food/litter, pet supplies, pet prescription diet assistance, and grooming assistance)

SpayToday: Lakewood (low-cost spay/neuter)

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Humane Society: Newington (assistance for necessary veterinary medical care including spay/neuter and vaccination assistance, pet food bank) or Connecticut Humane Society Fox Veterinary Clinic (veterinary care assistance)

Dogology: (pet food pantry available to residents referred by food bank administrators in the Farmington Valley)

The Friends of Windsor Animal Care and Control Inc.: Windsor (pet food assistance)

Milford Animal Control: Milford (pet food bank)

STARelief and Pet Assistance: Statewide (veterinary care grant program, pet food, temporary fostering/emergency shelter and pet hospice care)

 

Delaware

Delaware Humane Association: Wilmington (pet food/supplies, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Delaware Office of Animal Welfare: Statewide (low-cost spay/neuter for income-eligible applicants)

Delaware SPCA: New Castle and Sussex Counties (pet food pantry, low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services)

Grass Roots Rescue Society: Statewide, including adjacent Maryland counties (assistance with vet care costs, including spay/neuter, for the pets of people with limited income and stray or feral cats)

Faithful Friends, Inc: Wilmington (pet food and supplies, spay/neuter assistance)

Forgotten Cats, Inc: Wilmington (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

 

District of Columbia

Capital Animal Care Mobile Spay/neuter Clinic: pet food, supplies and spay/neuter assistance

PETS-DC: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Washington Animal Rescue League: pet food and supplies, discounted veterinary care including spay/neuter and vaccination assistance

Washington Humane Society (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Florida

Alachua County Humane Society: Gainesville (pet food)

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT): Tampa (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Animal Emergency Hospital of St. Johns: St. Augustine (low cost spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm prevention)

Bright Paw Pet food Bank: Melbourne (pet food assistance)
321-733-7672

Central Brevard Humane Society: Cocoa (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Collier Spay Neuter Clinic: Southwest Florida (spay/neuter assistance)

Fairy Tail Endings, Inc.: Sarasota and Manatee Counties (veterinary and pet product assistance)

First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc.: Jacksonville (free and low-cost spay/neuter, veterinary care assistance)

Frankie’s Friends: Tampa/Clearwater areas (cancer specific—veterinary care assistance)

Humane Society of Broward County: Ft. Lauderdale (low-cost spay/neuter)

Humane Society of Pinellas: Clearwater (pet health clinic, affordable spay/neuter, pet food pantry, pet food delivery program for senior pet owners)

Humane Society of Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay (pet food, discounted/free vaccinations)

The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River Co.: Vero Beach (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, limited medical assistance)
772-388-3331

Pasco Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Port Richey (spay/neuter assistance)

Pet Project for Pets: Oakland Park (provides pet food and supplies for terminally ill, disabled and senior pet owners)

Spay Shuttle: Palm Beach County (spay/neuter assistance)

Pinellas Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS): Pinellas County (referrals for spay/neuter, veterinary assistance, pet supplies, pet-friendly housing, dog training; run by the Humane Society of Pinellas.)

SPCA of Central Florida: Orlando (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program, discounted veterinary care)

SPCA Suncoast: New Port Richey (pet food)

SPCA Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay (spay/neuter assistance)

SPOT Low Cost Spay/neuter Clinic: Pinellas Park (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

St. Francis Animal Hospital: Jacksonville (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)

TLC PetSnip, Inc.: Polk County (low-cost spay/neuter services, trap-neuter-return for feral cats, vaccinations, microchipping, de-worming and flea treatment, heartworm testing)

You Can Make a Difference, Inc.: Gadsen County (spay/neuter vouchers, pet food assistance, emergency veterinary assistance)

 

Georgia

Carroll County Humane Society’s West Georgia Spay/neuter Clinic: Villa Rica (spay/neuter assistance)

Cherokee County Humane Society: Acworth (spay/neuter assistance)

Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen: Lilburn (pet food and supplies, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Georgia Animal Project: North Georgia (spay/neuter clinic)

Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia: Statewide (spay/neuter, vaccination, microchipping and pet food assistance)

LifeLine Animal Project: Atlanta (spay/neuter assistance)

PALS: Pets Are Loving Support: (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

PAWS Atlanta: Atlanta (spay/neuter assistance)

Project CatSnip: Atlanta (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Georgia: statewide (spay/neuter assistance)

Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT): Atlanta (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Hawaii

Hawaiian Humane Society: Honolulu (spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program)

Hawaii Island Humane Society: Kailua-Kona, Kamuela, and Keaau (spay/neuter assistance)

The Neuter Scooter: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

 

Idaho

Humane Society of the Palouse: Moscow (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Idaho Humane Society: Boise (pet food)

Lewis Clark Animal Shelter: Lewiston (spay/neuter and microchip assistance)

Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP): Boise (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Illinois

Anderson Animal Shelter: South Elgin (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Animal Care League: Oak Park (assistance for veterinary care including vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neuter)

Animal Protective League: Springfield (spay/neuter assistance)

The Animal Welfare League: Chicago Ridge (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

The Anti-Cruelty Society: Chicago (assistance with veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Best Buddies Pet Pantry: Cook County (pet food, low-cost vaccinations and low-cost spay/neuter referrals)

Better Pets Clinic: Moline (spay/neuter assistance)

Blessed Bonds: Palos Park (temporary foster program)

Brown Dog Foundation: statewide (veterinary care assistance and prescription medications)

Catsnap: Champaign County (spay/neuter assistance)

DuPage County Animal Care and Control: Wheaton (spay/neuter and microchipping assistance)

Humane Society of Central Illinois: Normal (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Southern Illinois: Carbondale (spay/neuter assistance)

National Animal Welfare Society: Mokina (assistance for general veterinary care, including vaccinations and spay/neuter)

PAWS Chicago: Chicago (spay/neuter assistance)

Pets Are Like Family: Chicago (pet food pantry, spay/neuter assistance, vaccines, microchips, pet care workshops)
Pet assistance hotline: 312-725-3315

Quad City Animal Welfare Center: Milan (assistance for general veterinary care, including vaccinations and spay/neuter)

The Quincy Humane Society: Quincy (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

South Suburban Humane Society: Glenwood, Chicago Heights (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Illinois: Homer Glen (low-cost spay/neuter services)

Tree House Humane Society: Chicago (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Winnebago County Animal Services: Rockford (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Indiana

Best Buddies Pet Pantry: Porter, Lake and LaPorte Counties (pet food, low-cost vaccination and low-cost spay/neuter referrals)

Brown County Humane Society: Nashville (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter: Bloomington (pet food)

FACE Low-Cost Spay/neuter Clinic: Indianapolis (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)

F.I.D.O.: Indianapolis (pet food pantry, help for chained dogs)

Hamilton County Low Cost Clinic: Noblesville (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Hope for Pets Food Pantry: Lafayette (pet food)

Humane Society Calumet Area: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance)
219-924-7140

Humane Society of Northwest Indiana: Gary (spay/neuter assistance)

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Servicing Porter and Lake Counties: Porter and Lake Counties (pet food pantry, spay/neuter referral, Fur Angel Fund euthanasia referral service)
219-947-4400

Kokomo Humane Society: Kokomo (pet food bank)

The Monroe County Humane Association: Bloomington (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care, discount vaccinations and microchips)

The Neuter Scooter: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.: Greenfield (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Neuter Indiana Pets, Inc.: Greenwood (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Neuter Indiana Pets, Inc.: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance)

St. Joseph County Spay/Neuter Assistance Program: Notre Dame (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Vanderburgh Humane Society: Evansville (pet food)

 

Iowa

Brown Dog Foundation: Statewide (veterinary care assistance and prescription medications)

Capitol Area Animal Response Team: Shawnee County (temporary boarding, pet food and supplies)

Iowa Humane Alliance/Spay Iowa: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance)

The Pet Project Midwest: Des Moines (pet food and supply pantry)

Southwest Iowa Humane Society: Clarinda (spay/neuter assistance)

Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter: Oskaloosa (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

 

Kansas

Great Plains SPCA: Greater Kansas City area (various services for low-income and senior pet owners)

Humane Society of Greater Kansas City: Kansas City (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Pet Assistance Network of Topeka: Topeka (temporary foster program)

The Pet Connection: Mission (assistance for necessary veterinary medical care including spay/neuter)

 

Kentucky

Anderson Humane Society: Lawrenceburg (spay/neuter assistance)

Animal Refuge Center: Vine Grove (spay/neuter assistance)

Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society: Bowling Green (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)

Friends of the Shelter: Middleboro (spay/neuter assistance)

Friends of the Shelter: Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Grant counties) (spay/neuter assistance)

Glasgow Barren Animal Shelter: Glasgow (spay/neuter assistance)

Holly’s Place: Lawrenceburg (spay/neuter assistance)

Hope for Pets: Mt. Washington (pet food assistance, assistance with veterinary expenses for senior citizens with senior pets)

Humane Society Animal League for Life: Richmond (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Oldham County: LaGrange (spay/neuter assistance)

Kentucky Humane Society: Louisville (spay/neuter assistance)

Mercer Humane Society: Harrodsburg (spay/neuter assistance)

Scott County Humane Society: Georgetown (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Spay/Neuter (spay/neuter assistance)

Cat Haven: Baton Rouge (spay/neuter assistance: cats only)

Lafayette Animal Aid: Carencro (spay/neuter assistance)

Louisiana SPCA: New Orleans (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge (spay/neuter assistance)

Southern Animal Foundation: New Orleans (low-cost veterinary services)

St. Martin Humane Society: Breaux Bridge (spay/neuter assistance)

The Spay Spa: Port Allen (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Maine

Animal Refuge League: Westbrook (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

The Animal Welfare Society: West Kennebunk (spay/neuter assistance)

Bar Harbor Food Pantry: Bar Harbor (pet food)

Camp Bow Wow: Portland (pet food)

Catholic Charities of Maine: Caribou (pet food/litter)

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society: Lewiston (spay/neuter assistance)

Hardy’s Friends: Gouldsboro/Winter Harbor area (pet food and supplies)
207-963-7444

Helping People, Helping Pets—York County

Houlton Humane Society: Houlton (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Lincoln County Animal Shelter: Edgecomb (pet food)

Maine Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program: statewide (spay/neuter assistance)

Paws for a Cause: Fairfield (pet food)
Victor Grange at the junction of Routes 104 and 23 in Fairfield Center, 207-465-7906 or 207-249-9441

SPCA of Hancock County: Trenton (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Maine (spay/neuter assistance)

Sullivan Animal Food Eatery: Sullivan (pet food)
1888 Route 1, 207-422-6282

York County Shelter Programs: Alfred (pet food)

 

Maryland

Animal Advocates of Howard County: Ellicott City (spay/neuter assistance)

Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County: spay/neuter assistance

The Animal Welfare Society of Howard County: Columbia (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Baltimore Humane Society: Baltimore (veterinary care assistance including spay/neuter)

Caroline County Humane Society: Ridgely (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Frederick County Humane Society: Frederick (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Humane Society of Charles County: Waldorf (spay/neuter assistance)

Montgomery County Humane Society: Rockville (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Now, Inc.: Graysonville (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County, Inc.: Prince George’s County (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Talbot Humane Society: Easton (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Thankful Paws, Inc.: Bel Air (pet food bank)

 

Massachusetts

Alliance for Animals: Boston (spay/neuter and veterinary medical care assistance)

Angell Animal Medical Center-Nantucket: veterinary care assistance
21 Crooked Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-1491

Angell Animal Medical Center-Western New England: (veterinary care assistance)
171 Union St., Springfield, MA 01105
413-785-1221

Angell Memorial Animal Hospital-Boston (veterinary care assistance)
350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130
617-522-7282

Animal Rescue League of Boston-Alice T. Whitney Helping Hand Fund: Statewide (veterinary assistance for pet owners receiving government assistance)

Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society: Leverett and Greenfield (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program)

Fairy DogParents: Duxbury (assistance with food, medical needs and general wellness for dogs)

Phinney’s Friends; MSPCA: (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

The Sampson Fund: Cape Cod (fund to benefit companion animals of Cape Cod and the adjacent Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard)
PO Box 1756, Orleans, MA 02653

Southborough Pet food Pantry: Southborough (pet food)
508-485-2147

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine: Statewide (veterinary care assistance including spay/neuter)

 

Michigan

Adopt-A-Pet: Fenton (spay/neuter assistance)

All About Animals Rescue: Eastpointe (spay/neuter assistance)

Cascades Humane Society: Jackson (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

C-SNIP: Kentwood (spay/neuter assistance)

Furever Full Food Bank: Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties (pet food)

Furry Friends Food Pantry: Holland (pet food Thursdays)
616-499-7342, 616-399-5160

Humane Society of Genesee County: Burton (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Huron Valley: Ann Arbor (pet food/litter, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Humane Society of South Central Michigan: Battle Creek (spay/neuter assistance)

Kalamazoo Humane Society: Kalamazoo (pet food bank, dog houses, and spay/neuter assistance)

K9 Resque: St. Claire (pet food)

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society: Harbor Springs (spay/neuter assistance)

Luce County Pet Pals: Newberry (spay/neuter assistance)

Michigan Humane Society: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance)

Mission for Area People: Muskegon Heights (pet food assistance; licensing and vet records required) 231-733-9672

Northeast Community Lutheran Church, Little Kitchen Food Shelf

Oakland County Pet Adoption Center: Auburn Hills (spay/neuter assistance)

Oakland County Pet Food Pantry: Western Michigan (pet food and supplies)

Stop the Overpopulation of Pets: Weymouth (spay/neuter assistance)

Tail Wagger’s 1990: Livonia (low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm testing, microchipping, pet food assistance)

Voiceless–MI: Lansing (spay/neuter assistance)

Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue: Northville (pet food)

 

Minnesota

Camp Companion: Rochester (spay/neuter assistance)

Kindest Cut: twin cities metro area (low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchipping)

Minnesota Spay Neuter Project, Inc.: Minneapolis (spay/neuter assistance)

Northeast Community Lutheran Church: Minneapolis (pet food)

Northland Spay/Neuter: Duluth (low-cost spay/neuter)

PetCare of Duluth: Statewide (low-cost clinic offering vaccines, flea/tick prevention, heartworm testing/prevention and microchipping)

Pet Haven: Minneapolis (spay/neuter assistance)

Tri-County Humane Society: St. Cloud (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

 

Mississippi

Humane Society of South Mississippi: Gulfport (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, other necessary supplies including training advice)

Mississippi Spay and Neuter: Pearl (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Missouri

Animal Protective Association of Missouri: St. Louis (Assistance with vaccinations and routine veterinary care)

Central Missouri Humane Society: Columbia (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Missouri: St. Louis (assistance with veterinary care including spay/neuter)

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri: Camp Girardeau (spay/neuter assistance)

Northland Pet Pantry: Gladstone (pet food)

Operation SPOT: St. Louis (spay/neuter assistance)

Pound Pals Nooterville: St. Louis (spay/neuter assistance)

St. Charles County Humane Services: Cottleville (spay/neuter and heartworm preventative assistance)

Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP): Christian, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk and Webster Counties (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Neuter Kansas City: Kansas City (pet food and supplies, spay/neuter assistance)

Stray Rescue of St. Louis: St. Louis (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Montana

Beartooth Humane Alliance: Red Lodge (spay/neuter assistance)

Bitter Root Humane Association: Hamilton (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Western Montana: Missoula (pet food)

Kootenai Pets for Life: Troy/Libby (pet food and supplies, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program)

Rimrock Humane Society: Roundup (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Nebraska

Hearts United for Animals: Auburn (low-cost spay/neuter clinic)

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors: Lincoln County (low-cost spay/neuter program, pet food

Nebraska Humane Society: Omaha (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food delivery for senior citizens receiving Meals on Wheels, training classes, grooming and boarding services)

 

Nevada

Nevada Humane Society: Reno (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Shakespeare Animal: veterinary care assistance

Spay and Neuter Center of Southern Nevada: Las Vegas (spay/neuter and microchip assistance)

 

New Hampshire

Cocheco Valley Humane Society: Dover (pet food, temporary foster program)

Concord-Merrimack County SPCA: Penacook (pet food, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Helping People, Helping Pets—Hillsborough County

Helping People, Helping Pets—Merrimack County

Helping People, Helping Pets—Rockingham County

Helping People, Helping Pets—Strafford County

Manchester Animal Shelter: Manchester (pet food)

New Hampshire Humane Society: Laconia (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Upper Valley Humane Society: Enfield (spay/neuter assistance)

 

New Jersey

A Purrfect World: Bloomfield (temporary foster program)

Animal Alliance: Belle Mead (pet food and supplies, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Companion Animal Advocates: Hillsdale (pet food, spay/neuter, and rehoming assistance)

Friends of Randolph Animal Pound (All Our Orphans): Randolph (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Atlantic: Atlantic City (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance: Statewide (veterinary care assistance)

Oakland Animal Hospital: Oakland (pet food)

One Step Closer Animal Rescue (OSCAR): Statewide (pet food bank and spay/neuter assistance)

PetPALS of Southern New Jersey: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners

Prince Chunk Foundation: Statewide (pet food and veterinary care assistance)

Save U.S. Pets Foundation: veterinary care assistance (A veterinarian must apply on behalf of the pet owner.)

 

New Mexico

ACTion Programs for Animals: Las Cruces (pet food bank)

Animal Humane Association of New Mexico: Albuquerque (spay/neuter, vaccination and other necessary veterinary medical care)

Animal Village New Mexico: (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food bank)

Casa Rosa Food Pantry: Placitas community (food bank that offers pet food and supplies)

Espanola Valley Humane Society: Espanola (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Gallup McKinley County Humane Society: low-cost spay/neuter

Santa Fe Animal Shelter: Santa Fe (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Vet Co: Multiple Locations  (spay/neuter assistance)

 

New York

ALL 4 PETS: Limited to Western New York (veterinary care assistance)

The Animal Lovers League: Glen Cove (temporary foster program)

Ascension’s Pet Food Pantry: Buffalo (pet food pantry)

Baxter Pet Pantry: Nassau and Suffolk Counties (pet food and supplies)

Beyond Breed’s Ruff Riders: pet food and supplies for underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn and New York City

Black Dog, Second Chance Rescue Food Pantry for Pets: Buffalo
37 Chandler St.

Frankie’s Friends: New York City (veterinary care assistance including cancer)

Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry: (pet food bank)

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Greater Rochester: Fairport (emergency pet food assistance, spay/neuter assistance, and information on other community programs for veterinary assistance)

Rochester Hope for Pets: Rochester (veterinary care assistance)

NY SAVE, Inc.: veterinary care assistance

Operation Pets: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York (low-cost spay/neuter)

Pet Food Pantry Auburn: (pet food)

The Shamrock Animal Fund: Syracuse/Central New York (veterinary care assistance).

 

North Carolina

Animal Compassion Network: Skyland (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

AnimalKind: Raleigh (spay/neuter assistance)

Animal Protection Society of Durham: Durham (pet food assistance)

Ashley’s Angel Fund (veterinary care assistance)

Community Partnership for Pets: Flat Rock (spay/neuter assistance)

Forsyth County Animal Control: Winston-Salem; Forsyth County (pet food assistance, low-cost spay/neuter)

Forsyth Humane Society: Winston-Salem (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Friends of Madison County Animals: (low-cost/no-cost services to Madison County residents: spay-neuter, pet food pantry, microchips, vaccinations)

Friends of Mebane’s Animals: (pet food, spay/neuter subsidies, veterinary assistance, fences and shelter/housing for those in financial hardship or on public assistance in Alamance County and parts of surrounding counties)

Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC): Harnett County (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Haywood Animal Welfare Association: Waynesville (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Alliance: Asheville (spay/neuter assistance)

The Humane Society of the Piedmont: Greensboro (pet food & spay/neuter assistance)

Madison County Animal Shelter: Marshall (spay/neuter assistance)

North Carolina State University Companion Pet Assistance Program: Raleigh (veterinary care assistance for clients)

SNAP-NC: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Neuter Charlotte: Charlotte (low-cost spay/neuter, vaccines and pet-food pantry)

SPCA of Wake County: Raleigh (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Watauga Humane Society: Boone (spay/neuter and microchip assistance)

Wayne County Humane Society: Goldsboro (spay/neuter assistance)

 

North Dakota

Circle of Friends Humane Society: Grand Forks (spay/neuter assistance, emergency medical assistance)

Spay Dakota: low-cost spay/neuter assistance and referrals

 

Ohio

Angels for Animals: Canfield (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

The Bummer Fund: Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties (veterinary care assistance)

Humane Ohio: Toledo (spay/neuter assistance)

Jake Brady Memorial Fund (veterinary care assistance)

MedVet Good Sam Fund: Columbus and Cincinatti (veterinary care assistance)

The Neuter Scooter: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

Paws with Pride: Uniontown (temporary foster program)

Pet Guards Clinic: Cuyahoga Falls (assistance for necessary veterinary medical care, spay/neuter and vaccinations)

PetPromise: Columbus (pet food assistance)

Pets in Stitches: Miami Valley (affordable spay/neuter and vaccines for cats, dogs and rabbits; TNR for community cats)

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals: Kettering (spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program)

Stop the Overpopulation of Pets: Mansfield (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Oklahoma

Animal Birth Control Clinic: Lawton (spay/neuter, vaccination, microchip assistance and other basic veterinary services)

Animal Rescue and Care of McCurtain County: Broken Bow (spay/neuter assistance)

Best Friends of Pets: multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)

Central Oklahoma Humane Society: Oklahoma City (spay neuter clinic, trap-neuter-return for community cats)

Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake: Grove (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Tulsa: Tulsa (spay/neuter assistance)

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter: Oklahoma City (pet food)
405-316-FOOD (3663) or email petfoodbank@okc.gov

Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division: (spay/neuter help, pet food bank, community cat program)
PAWS, Inc.: Bristow (spay/neuter assistance)

Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City: (pet food)

Poteau Valley Humane Society: Poteau (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Oklahoma: Tulsa (spay/neuter assistance)

Volunteers for Animal Welfare: Oklahoma City (spay/neuter assistance)

Washington County SPCA: Bartlesville (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Oregon

Cat Adoption Team: Sherwood (cat food assistance)

City of Eugene Spay/Neuter Clinic: Eugene (spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchip assistance)

DoveLewis Velvet Assistance Fund: Portland (veterinary care assistance)

Hand To Paw Fund: Statewide (veterinary care assistance)

Humane Society of Central Oregon: Bend (spay/neuter assistance, contact HSCO for additional services)

Lane County Animal Services: Eugene (spay/neuter assistance)

The Neuter Scooter: Multiple Locations (spay/neuter assistance for cats)

Oregon Outback Humane Society: Lakeview (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Pet Overpopulation Prevention Advocates: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance and referral)

The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank (pet food and spay/neuter assistance)

Pro-Bone-O: Eugene (free pet food, supplies, and veterinary care for pets of the homeless)

Willamette Animal Guild: Eugene (spay/neuter assistance)

Willamette Humane Society: Salem (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

 

Pennsylvania

ACCT Philly: (pet food, referrals for low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services)

Action for Animals Humane Society: Latrobe (spay/neuter assistance)

Animal Care & Assistance Fund (veterinary care assistance)

Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley: (pet food for families in need)

Animal Friends: Pittsburgh (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Animal House Project: (pet food for low-income residents of Chester County)

The Animal Rescue of Western Pennsylvania (veterinary care assistance)

Delaware County SPCA: (spay/neuter and wellness services)

Forgotten Cats, Inc.: Willow Grove (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Humane Society of Berks County: Reading (pet food and veterinary care assistance)

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area: (pet food pantry, low-cost spay/neuter services, wellness clinics, microchipping)

Humane Society of Westmoreland County: Greenberg (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Sam’s Hope: Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties (pet food and veterinary care assistance for pet owners with demonstrated financial hardship)

Spay/Neuter Assistance Program, Inc.: Harrisburg (low-cost spay/neuter)

Washington Area Humane Society: Eighty Four (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society: Pittsburgh (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care

Wilkes Barre Animal Hospital: Wilkes Barre (spay/neuter assistance for cats)
Pet Pantry of Lancaster County: (pet food, spay/neuter and wellness services, community cat program)

Pennsylvania SPCA: Philadelphia (spay/neuter and wellness services)

 

Puerto Rico

Pets Alive Puerto Rico: (spay/neuter help)

Puerto Rico Animal Welfare Society: Isabela (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

 

Rhode Island

Humane Association of Northwestern Rhode Island: Pascoag (spay/neuter assistance)

Providence Animal Rescue League: Providence (spay/neuter assistance)

Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation: veterinary care assistance

Volunteer Services for Animals: Providence (spay/neuter assistance)

 

South Carolina

Charleston Animal Society: Charleston (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Columbia (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Keep Our Pets Food Bank: Horry and Georgetown (pet food for eligible applicants)

Pawmetto Lifeline: Columbia (low-cost spay/neuter clinic, mobile vaccine clinic, pet food pantry)

Pet Helpers: Charleston (a broad range of low-cost veterinary care—including vaccinations, deworming, flea and tick control, heartworm tests, feline leukemia/aids tests, very affordable heartworm preventive medication, mass removals, orthopedic surgery, and some dentistry [fees are on a sliding scale]—as well as a pet food bank, low-cost spay/neuter, help for chained dogs, TNR, and behavior/training referrals); clinic phone number: 843-302-0556

 

South Dakota

Brookings Humane Society: pet food and supplies

Oglala Pet Project: free spay/neuter, low-cost vaccines, pet food bank for pet owners living on the Pine Ridge American Indian Reservation

Operation Pets, Inc.: low-cost spay/neuter for pets and community cats

Spay Dakota: low-cost spay/neuter referrals

South Dakota West River Spay/Neuter Coalition: low-cost spay/neuter clinics

 

Tennessee

Brown Dog Foundation: Statewide (veterinary care assistance and prescription medications)

Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (List of groups that assist with companion animal issues in Tennssee by county)

Fayette County Animal Rescue: Rossville (pet food and supplies)

Humane Society of Putnam County: Cookeville (spay/neuter assistance)

Nashville Humane Association: Nashville (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Shepherd’s Green Sanctuary (pigs only): Cookeville (contact Shepherd’s Green for list of services)

Young-Williams Animal Center: Knoxville (pet food, spay/neuter, and vaccination assistance)

 

Texas

Animal Birth Control Clinic: Waco (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Animal Friends of Washington County: Brenham (low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm treatment)

Animal Trustees of Austin: Austin (assistance for necessary veterinary medical care, spay/neuter assistance, and heartworm treatment)

Arlington Humane Society: Arlington (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society: Canyon Lake (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Cause for Paws: Greenville (spay/neuter, medication, and vaccination assistance)

DaisyCares Pet Food Program: San Antonio (pet food assistance through the San Antonio Food Bank)

Dallas Animal Services: Dallas (spay/neuter assistance)

EmanciPet: Austin (spay/neuter assistance)

Freeman-Fritts: Kerrville (spay/neuter assistance, low-cost veterinary care)

Helotes Humane Society: Helotes (pet food)

Houston Humane Society: Houston (spay/neuter assistance)

Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project: Crandall (assistance for veterinary care including vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter)

Metroplex Animal Coalition: Dallas (spay/neuter assistance)

Outreach Animal Clinic: Dallas (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Pet Food Bank of Austin and Travis County: Austin (Pet food)

Pet Pals of Texas: Converse (pet food, supplies, and general pet care assistance for elderly or disabled residents)

Pet Prevent A Litter of Central Texas: San Marcos (pet food and litter, spay/neuter assistance)

Spay-Neuter Assistance Program: Multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay/Neuter Your Pet: Dallas-Fort Worth (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay Texas: Statewide (spay/neuter assistance)

SPCA of Polk County: Livingston (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

SPCA of Texas: Dallas (pet food, assistance for veterinary care including vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter)

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine “The Capper and Chris Save the Animals Fund” (veterinary care assistance)

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection: Azle, Cleburne, Denton, Fort Worth, Hamilton, Hillsboro, and McKinney (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

 

Utah

Best Friends Animal Society: Salt Lake City (spay/neuter assistance)

The Humane Society of Moab Valley: Moab (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Utah: Murray (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)

Pet Samaritan Fund (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)

 

Vermont

Frontier Animal Society: Orleans (spay/neuter assistance)

Second Chance Animal Center: Shaftsbury (spay/neuter assistance)

Vermont Spay Neuter Incentive Program: Bridgewater (spay/neuter assistance)

 

Virginia

Angels of Assisi: Roanoke (spay/neuter assistance, discounted pet medications)

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria: Alexandria (spay/neuter assistance)

Animal Welfare League of Arlington: Arlington (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)

Bedford Humane Society: Bedford (spay/neuter assistance)

Capital Animal Care Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic: northern Virginia (pet food, supplies and spay/neuter assistance)

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA: Charlottesville (spay/neuter assistance for owned pets and feral cats)

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Fauquier SPCA: Warrenton (spay/neuter assistance)

Franklin County Humane Society: Rocky Mount (spay/neuter assistance)

Helping Hands Affordable Veternary Surgery and Dental Clinic: Richmond (reduced cost veterinary surgery)

The Holly Help Memorial Spay/Neuter Fund: Bristol (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Culpeper: Culpeper (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society of Fairfax County: Fairfax (pet food)

Humane Society of Loudoun County: Purcellville (spay/neuter assistance)

Loudon County Animal Care and Control CARE Pet Pantry: Leesburg (pet food)

Mountain View Humane Spay Neuter Clinic: low cost spay/neuter

Partners Among Cats and Canines: Franklin (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)

Prince William SPCA: Manassas (spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness checks)

Richmond SPCA: Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland (free and low-cost spay/neuter services, affordable pet wellness clinics, free pet pantry, free behavior support, low-cost temporary off-site boarding for pets)

Roanoke Valley SPCA: Roanoke (pet food)

Saint Seton’s Orphaned Animals: Fredricksburg (operates Thomas Beath Veterinary Hospital, assistance with diagnostics, surgery, and veterinary treatments for low-income clients and animal welfare organizations, pet food pantry)

Shenandoah Valley Spay and Neuter Clinic: Harrisonburg (spay/neuter assistance)

Lynchburg Humane Society: Evington (spay/neuter assistance)

Spay, Inc.: Northern Virginia (spay/neuter assistance)

SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County: Martinsville (spay/neuter assistance)

Virginia Beach SPCA: Virginia Beach (pet food, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)

The Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic: Fredericksburg (low-cost spay/neuter, microchips)

Voices for Animals: Charlottesville and surrounding counties (feral cat spay/neuter and vaccination; weather-proof shelters for outdoor dogs)

 

Washington

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center: Tacoma (spay/neuter assistance for owned pets and feral cats)

Concern for Animals: Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties (spay/neuter, pet food and veterinary care assistance)

Forget Me Not Animal Shelter: Republic (spay/neuter assistance)

Humane Society for Seattle/King County: Bellevue (low-income senior citizen’s pet food assistance, discounted spay/neuter and microchipping, pet project assistance for individuals disabled by AIDS)

Olympic Mountain Pet Pals: Jefferson County (spay/neuter assistance for low-income pet owners, TNR for community cats)

PAWS of Bainbridge Island: Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap (spay/neuter, vaccination, pet food, veterinary care assistance; additional services for seniors)

Seattle Humane Society: Seattle (services for low-income, disabled, and senior pet owners: spay/neuter, vaccination, pet food, veterinary care assistance)

Progressive Animal Welfare Society: Lynnwood (spay/neuter assistance, microchip and vaccination assistance, behavior helpline)

Spokane Valley Regional Animal Protection Service: Spokane Valley (spay/neuter assistance)

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Good Samaritan Fund (veterinary care assistance)

Whatcom Humane Society: Bellingham (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF): Whidbey Island (spay/neuter assistance for owned cats and ferals, crisis care assistance, pet food banks, and temporary foster care)

 

West Virginia

Monroe County Animal League, Inc.: Union (spay/neuter assistance)

The National Humane Education Society: Charles Town (spay/neuter assistance)

Promise Animal League: Falling Waters (pet food)

 

Wisconsin

The Dodge County Humane Society: Juneau (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, temporary foster program)

Eau Claire County Humane Association: Eau Claire (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)

Fox Valley Humane Society: Appleton (temporary boarding program)

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha: Waukesha (assistance with spay/neuter, pet food and short term fostering for pets displaced from their homes); contact HAWS’ Shelter Manager: kelly@hawspets.org, 262-542-8851

Wisconsin Humane Society: (spay/neuter assistance program, vaccines, pet food and supplies for families in need, community cat caregivers program)

 

Wyoming

Central Wyoming Spay & Neuter Foundation: spay/neuter vouchers

Cheyenne Animal Shelter: low-cost spay/neuter and trap-neuter-return for community cats

Wyoming Spay and Neuter: low-cost spay/neuter for pets and feral cats

Human Medicine that is Okay for Dogs

Did you know that there is some human medicine that dog’s can have? There’s not many, but in a pinch they can really help alleviate your dog’s symptoms. Follow the dosage listed below very closely as dog metabolisms are not the same as humans. Also if your dog is kinda in between doses, always go with the lower dose just to be safe. source | bobandlush.com

Bendadryl – relieves allergies | 1/2 mg per lbs every 8 hours.
Buffered aspirin – helps with pain and reduces fevers | 5 mg per lbs every 12 hours.
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – induces vomiting | 10ml orally every 15 minutes do not exceed 3 times.
Kaopectate – relieves diarrhea | 1ml per lbs every 2 hours.
Pepto Bismol –  relieves diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach, anti-gas | 1 tsp per 20 lbs every 6 hours.

Homemade Dog Pill Pockets

Do you have a dog that hates taking his medicine or pill? I know I struggled for a long time getting Ginny to take her supplements. She would spit them out and lock up her jaw so I couldn’t even try if I wanted to!! I searched and searched for a pill pocket recipe that didn’t fall apart when molding the pocket around the pills. Finally I found one and I want to share it with you guys! I use peanut butter as the main binding ingredient in my recipe, but if your dog has allergies to peanut butter you might want to check out these allergy formula pockets. Pillpockets (http://www.365daysofbakingandmore.com)

Homemade Dog Pill Treats Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Depending on what kind of peanut butter and flour you used, you may need to add more or less flour. The consistency should be fairly dry, but able to mix together and hold a shape kinda like play-doh. Divide “dough” into balls, this batch makes about a dozen on average- depending on the size of your dog and the pills themselves, you can make them smaller or larger. Use your finger, or a clean pencil to poke holes in the centre of them. Make sure not to poke the hole all the way through! Make the hole as big as you need depending on the pill size. Once the pencil is in the hole, you ca work the dough around the pencil to make the pockets longer. Once you have made all the dough balls, make sure you store them in an air-tight container and keep them in the refrigerator so they don’t spoil!

How to Make Dry Shampoo for Dogs

Giving old dogs baths, or baths during the winter for large dogs can be tricky. Normally your options come down to wrestling your dog into the bathtub, or making a trip over to the groomers. Luckily for me George can easily walk over the edge of the tub, but Ginny had more of an issue. So I resorted to using baby powder to prolong her bath times, but I started experimenting to make my own dry shampoo for her.

Source: pawsh-magazine.com

Source: pawsh-magazine.com

I started to use it on George too to absorb his stinky smells which works really well too, dry shampooing has proved to be a good way to get your dog clean fast and without a fuss. You can find commercial dry shampoos from pet stores, but they contain different chemicals but you can make an inexpensive dry shampoo at home using materials you probably already have on hand.

Recipe for Dry Dog Shampoo

The basic recipe uses one cup of one of these ingredients but you can make a smaller batch long as you keep it 1:1.

  • cornstarch
  • flour
  • baby powder
  • unscented talc

I have made a few batches with 1/2 cup of baking soda to deodorize and help loosen the dirt from their coats. I’ve added a few drops of essential oils, but make sure you use organic essential oils you know are safe on dogs!

When you have your ingredients gathered, dump them together in a clean dry glass jar with a metal, screw-top lid. (Old jam jars work well) Close up the lid and shake the ingredients to mix then punch about a half dozen holes in the lid. You’re ready to sprinkle and shampoo!

Before doing the dry shampoo, you’ll want to brush your dog thoroughly, just as you would before any bath. Brush them from head to tail, gently working through any knots with your fingers or a wide tooth comb. I like to do the actual shampooing part either in the bathroom, or somewhere you can easily vacuum up the powder once done. Make sure you keep the powder out of their eyes and nose, I like to sprinkle a bit on my hand then work it into the more sensitive areas.  For the rest of their coat, sprinkle it on and work it in through the layers of their coat, once you get them shampooed up let it sit for five to ten minutes so the shampoo can start to absorb the excess oils, once times up thoroughly brush it out.