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.
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.
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
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.