So What Do We Do If Our Shelters Close Down?

June 13, 2009

Can’t afford the cat anymore? Neither can the shelter. More animals. Smaller donations. Wrenching stories of homes and jobs gone. The economy’s toll mounts for those who care for abandoned felines.

Long Island Cares Food Bank to Distribute Pet Food

June 10, 2009

Aiming to stop hunger among pets as well as people, the Long Island Cares food bank Wednesday will begin distributing pet food to those in need. The Hauppauge-based food bank, which supplies hundreds of Long Island food pantries, has teamed up with the Animal Relief Fund in Manhattan to provide dog and cat food to needy families with pets.

Humane Society of Indianapolis starts Pet Food Pantry

June 10, 2009

The Humane Society of Indianapolis has decided to try to stop these animals from ever having to leave their homes. They have started a new pet pantry to aid people that are having financial difficulties.

Pet Hurricane Evacuation Kit

June 9, 2009

Once again, it is hurricane season. And as we learned from Hurricane Katrina, we need to plan ahead for our pets. If anything, Katrina opened the door for pets as more consideration is being given to their safe evacuation on buses and in motels, etc. Many people evacuating from the path of a hurricane will be packing their pets into their own vehicles as they head for safer ground.

An Animal Shelter with No Cages

June 8, 2009

There are no cages at this animal shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in comfortable quarters that resemble bedrooms and living rooms while waiting to be adopted. Avanzino explains that’s because Americans think of pets as family members.

Daffy’s Soup Kitchen in Danger of Losing Warehouse

June 4, 2009

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

Wishbone Pet Food Pantry – Saugatuck, MI

May 29, 2009

Due to the rising costs of fuel, food and housing — and the rising tide of foreclosures – there has been a surge in requests for pet food from traditional food pantries. When faced with feeding their families or their pets, families are surrendering their pets to the county shelter, or releasing them out right in public spaces.

Veterinary Assistance for Seniors with Pets

May 27, 2009

Veterinary expenses can put a huge strain on a family’s finances. We have provided some links to other assistance organizations which may be able to help you, if you are having trouble affording needed care.

Financial Assistance for Cats

May 26, 2009

Ideas on how to make providing care more affordable, including resources for obtaining food and for helping you cover emergency veterinary costs.

Canine Underground Railroad – Rescue Transport Sites

May 24, 2009

Throughout the country, there are canine underground railroads at work transporting dogs (and cats) from one side of the country to another, often from shelters/rescue homes to forever homes.

Keeping Your Pet in a Recession

May 14, 2009

Animal lovers can find ways to cut costs and minimize the burden so they don’t have to say a permanent farewell to pets, say veterinarians and rescue organizations.

Illinois Food Pantry for Pets a Big Hit in Tough Times

May 14, 2009

Cathie Sabin has heard sad stories about pet owners who have lost their jobs or homes and had to give up their dogs or cats because they couldn’t afford to buy pet food. Sabin, owner of B.C. Dog Training Club in Mundelein, decided to do something to help pet owners who are struggling because of the economy.

Financial Assistance for Pets

May 12, 2009

Veterinary expenses can put a huge strain on a family’s finances. Here are some links to assistance organizations which may be able to help you, if you are having trouble paying for needed care.

Pet Soup Kitchen to be Franchised Across U.S.

April 28, 2009

Pet food pantries are now popping up across the country as part of a movement to keep pets with their families, and out of overloaded animal shelters.

New Pet Pantry in Kansas City, MO

April 27, 2009

The Northland Animal Welfare Society (NAWS), Excelsior Springs Friends of Animals and KattyShack, a cat rescue organization in Smithville, have joined forces to start the Northland Pet Food Pantry to help families in financial trouble until they get back on their feet. Kansas City, MO.

Troubled Times for People and Pets

April 22, 2009

Instead of abandoning a pet in a foreclosed home or rushing to a decision to surrender a pet for financial reasons, people should realize that they have other options.