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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facing Foreclosure? Protect Your Pet

April 22, 2009

The mortgage crisis and economic downturn us cauing pets to be left behind in vacated homes, where they suffer — or may die — from lack of food and water or being abandoned outside.

Pet-food pantries, financial aid for pets, pet assistance

February 4, 2009

Links for various pet food pantries, financial aid for pets, and pet assistance