Pet Retention/Financial Help for Owners
While some surrenders of animals to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented – but only if shelters work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires shelters to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community see its shelter as a place to turn to for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.
Bountiful Bowl Program through Humane Society of Huron Valley offers pet food assistance to Washtenaw County, Canton and Plymouth residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden.
Gratiot Animals in Need (G.A.I.N.) assists Gratiot County pet owners with basic veterinary care, food assistance, proper outdoor sheltering, fostering a pet, & rehoming a pet. For pet food bank, please call (989) 681-5993. For other matters, use this link or call (989) 875-2286.
Hope Fund through Tail Waggers in Livonia is designed to provide medical financial assistance to families who are in need when their pet is in a crisis situation.
Kibble Corner Pet Food Pantry is a low income pet food assistance program for Clarkston, MI residents sponsored by Canine Companions Rescue Center. Their goal is to make sure that no dog is surrendered to a shelter or rescue in Clarkston because their family cannot afford the food to feed them.
No Paws Left Behind offers help for those facing foreclosure or seeking pet-friendly housing.
Pantry 4 Paws Pet Food Assistance Program through Tail Waggers in Livonia is designed to help meet the needs of your dog or cat during difficult times.
Pawsitive Impact for Pets helps owners who are facing the four major causes of pet surrender to shelters or rescues: Behavior Problems • Medical Expenses • Housing Changes • General Cost of Care
Pet Food Pantry through Cascade Humane Society assists Jackson County residents who are having difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of their cat or dog due to a financial burden.
Providing for Paws offers assistance to low income families in the Detroit area. Focus is on keeping pets in their homes and out of shelters by providing food, vaccines, spay/neuter, and other medical services.
Red Rover financial assistance grants:
- RedRover Relief grants help Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners meet the cost of emergency veterinary care they otherwise couldn’t afford.
- RedRover Relief grants for domestic violence help domestic violence victims escape abusive environments without having to leave their pets behind.
Warren Eckstein’s List of groups providing financial assistance for veterinary bills