Pet Food & Medical Assistance
Are you having trouble affording your pet? To help keep pets in their homes, there are groups that can help you provide your animals with needed food, supplies, and emergency vet care. Please visit our Pet Pantry page to find out more about these groups that may be able to help. Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance.
Dealing with Behavior Issues
In most cases, the problems are quite solvable if you make a little effort. An animal is like a child. Set no boundaries, ignore him, give her nothing to do, teach him nothing...the child will not be well-adjusted and will not learn to behave. It is up to you to teach your animal kindly and consistently what is expected of him or her. If you need to re-home your cat because of behavior problems, please click here. This will take you to an organization which will answer your questions by telephone or email free of charge. Please contact this organization before deciding to give up your cat. They may be able to help you solve the problem.
Each year, around 15 million pets are turned into animal shelters across the country. Only 25 to 30 percent of these animals are reclaimed by their owners or adopted into new homes. The rest, some 11 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, must be put to death because no one wants them. This terrible waste can be easily reduced by reducing the number of puppies and kittens being born. And the best way to do that is to neuter your pets. Spay/neutering your pet can have many health and behavioral benefits and will help prevent homeless animals in our community. Click here for more information.
Find a situation that allows pets. There are plenty of landlords who do allow pets. Take the time to find them. And if you're worried about a pet deposit, just think of this: what's worth more to you, a few fast-food meals or the life of a loyal friend?
Try visiting MyNewPlace.com to find a pet friendly rental.
If you or someone in your household has allergies try visiting the doctor to find out if your allergies can be controlled through medication and/or diet. If medications do not help you entirely, then try these solutions:
Talk with your veterinarian about these and other solutions to the allergy problem before deciding to give up your pet.