Our mission is to help the pets of people who are homeless or living in extreme poverty. We partner with many of the animal welfare agencies in the community to provide spay and neuter services to keep pets healthy.
To qualify for our services you must be homeless or receiving benefits (TANF, food stamps, etc.) with income at or below the poverty level to access our program. All pets in the household must be spayed or neutered. We can arrange for your pet(s) surgery at a low cost with our animal welfare partner organizations.
Beginning January 1, 2014, we will be focusing our limited resources on our core mission of providing veterinarian care to pets of people who are homeless. After January 1, 2014 you must be homeless, in transitional housing, or working with a case worker through an approved social service agency to receive services. We are making this transition back to our roots because the need dramatically outstrips our resources. When widespread economic problems hit our community in 2009, we widened our net to help more people; the results were a more than 400% increase in use of our services. The renewed focus on our original mission means that there will be more help for those who have the very least.