Financial Help for Vet Bills

October 10, 2012

A list of sources for financial help for vet bills from Cornell University.

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs

August 14, 2010

Pet Food Pantries and Assistance Programs in the US

Paying it forward in Syracuse

May 11, 2010

It is estimated by rescue groups that 10 million pets will be abandoned this year in the US.

Helping the Animals of Haiti

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.

Faces of the Homeless

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.

Iowa: Pet Food Banks, Pet Food Pantries, Pet Care

December 29, 2009

Iowa: Pet Food Banks, Pet Food Pantries, Pet Care

Pet Food PantriesPet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

December 10, 2009

Pet Food Pantries and Spay/Neuter Assistance for the US

HAPPY for Pets

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.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets

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.

Grey Muzzle Helps Keep Old Dogs with Their Owners; Beloved Author Lends Support

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.

Every Rescued Dog has a Tale to Tell

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.

New Pet Food Bank in Wilmington, Delaware

July 17, 2009

I always get excited when I read about another community pet food bank opening. This time it’s in Wilmington, Delaware.

Stepping Up for Abandoned Pets

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.

Manassas, VA Opens New Pet Food Pantry

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.

State College, PA Pet Food Pantry Open for Business

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.

Daffy’s Soup Kitchen Still Needs Your Help

June 15, 2009

Daffy’s Soup Kitchen has recently learned that, due to the current economic crunch, their warehouse sponsor can no longer afford to help cover their lease expense and they will be faced with the possibility of closing the warehouse by September 1st if other sponsors don’t step forward to assist.