December 10, 2017
It’s sometimes the fear of the unknown that keeps us from doing some things. Taking our pets to the vet is no exception. It can be expensive, I know.
October 10, 2012
A list of sources for financial help for vet bills from Cornell University.
August 14, 2010
Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs in the US
May 11, 2010
It is estimated by rescue groups that 10 million pets will be abandoned this year in the US.
January 22, 2010
Just a quick post to give you some links to websites for updates on animal rescue efforts in Haiti following the recent earthquakes. If you know others I have missed, please let me know so we can add them.
January 5, 2010
Looking through some messages on Facebook this morning, I found a post that includes three photos: homeless women and their dogs — photographer(s) unknown. I was immediately drawn to the photos. In the hard times, the scenario could easily be any one of us. It could easily be me and my “kids,” knock on wood.
December 29, 2009
Iowa: Pet Food Banks, Pet Food Pantries, Pet Care
December 10, 2009
Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US
December 2, 2009
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) has introduced H.R. 3501 — the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act — which would amend the federal tax code to allow a person to deduct up to $3,500 per year for pet care, including veterinary expenses.
November 30, 2009
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, an ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit public charity formed in January 2005 after learning that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring, loving, and safe home to care for them during the pet owner’s deployment to fight the global war on terrorism (combat or peace keeping missions), but had been unable to find someone to care for them.
August 3, 2009
The Grey Muzzle Organization has partnered with author Harold Creel to help address a casualty of the economic downturn: old dogs that are being separated from their owners who can no longer afford their food and medical care. Through the sale of Creel’s book, Do Old Dogs Dream?, Grey Muzzle is looking to make additional grants for community programs that provide food and medical assistance to help keep old dogs with their owners and out of animal shelters.
July 25, 2009
EVERY RESCUED DOG HAS A TALE is the story of homeless dogs fated to die on death row in animal shelters around the country that were saved by being transported by volunteers to other states. Each chapter is the story of one dog from his hapless beginning to his happy ending, complete with photos. Some stories are heart wrenching while others are full of humor. They all teach a lesson of how one person can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. All it takes is a weekend drive and some free time.
July 17, 2009
I always get excited when I read about another community pet food bank opening. This time it’s in Wilmington, Delaware.
July 16, 2009
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation provides foster homes and adoption services for abandoned pets and donates pet food to those who can’t afford to buy their own. In some cases, Lost Our Home pays for pets’ medical needs.
June 20, 2009
Families in our community who fall on hard times should not be concerned that they need to give up a beloved pet because they cannot afford food. The pantry keeps families together and numbers down at the local shelters.
June 17, 2009
In less than a year Bierly and Caitlin Rivers have the Pet Pantry of Centre County up and running. In three weeks the two have distributed more than 700 pounds of donated dog and cat food. They believe the family pet cannot be forgotten in an economic downturn.