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.

Resources: 

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.

Helping Owners With Pet Expenses (H.O.P.E.) provides food and vet care for pet owners in Grand Traverse County, as well as Antrim, Benzie, Leelanau, Kalkaska, and Wexford.

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

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:

Warren Eckstein’s List of Groups Providing Financial Assistance For Veterinary Bills