Cat and pet resources are important to keep your beloved friend healthy, happy, and energetic. We know it can be overwhelming even knowing where to start to locate basic help for your pet. That's why we've put together this list that we know will help you find the right pet resources for your friend.
Furry Friends knows each and every one of these pet resource places personally.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon
Stray/feral cats and kitten spay/neuter available to anyone. Low-cost donation requested, includes vaccinations and flea treatment. Humane trap loans for refundable deposit.
Spay and Save Program
asapmetro.org/spay-and-save or spaysave.org
(800) 345-SPAY (7729)
Spay & Save is a program of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). Offers $10-$20 spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens of low-income families in the Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties (Includes Humane Society of Southwest Washington). Spay & Save services are by appointment only and pet owners must be able to prove that they are receiving government assistance or qualify as a low income household.
Declawing is amputation
The Paw Project educates the public about why declawing is inhumane. Many people, including animal lovers, do not realize that declawing is a surgical procedure in which the animal's toes are amputated at the last joint. A portion of the bone, not just the nail, is removed. Declawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long-term complications. The practice, although common in the United States, is actually illegal in many countries. Great Britain's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons goes so far as to declare declawing "unnecessary mutilation."
Read more about declawing cats here http://www.pawproject.org/
Pet Food Assistance
Lend-A-Paw: Pet Food Assistance
If you live in Clark County and are facing hard times, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington offers the Lend-A-Paw program to provide occasional pet food assistance to those in need. To qualify, you or a child in the home must be receiving government assistance in the form of Section 8, food stamps, WIC, TANF, SSI, Medicaid, AFDC, Oregon Health Plan, or EBT. Those who qualify may receive assistance with cat or dog food one time per month. Pet food distribution is based upon availability of donated pet food supplies and is not guaranteed. Please call in advance to determine if we have food available.
Pet Food Stamps
The Pet Food Stamps program, a registered NY State 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation available throughout the United States, has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food.
The Pongo Fund
Offers dog & cat food monthly the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Need proof of address and government issued photo id. Portland OR
Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team
Providing veterinary care & pet care supplies to people who are homeless or in poverty.
Second Chance Companions AniMeals
AniMeals is one service provided by Second Chance Companions to seniors, disabled and needy individuals in Clark County Washington. We distribute pet food free of charge to Meals on Wheels recipients, individuals in assisted living and senior facilities, and area food banks. This enables individuals to keep their companion animals, providing a special quality to their lives and saving their pets from an uncertain fate.
SW Washington Rescues
Tender Care Animal Rescue
We provide temporary shelter and medical care for adoptable animals facing euthanasia in shelters, until they are adopted into a loving permanent home through our adoption program. For this reason we have limited space for owner surrenders. Due to the legalities of strays, we do not accept them.