I keep seeing more and more stories of folks who are relinquishing pets because they’ve lost their jobs. In some cases, they’ve lost their homes, too. It could get worse – for the families and for the animals they love.
Here’s some info that can help keep animals from landing in already overcrowded shelters as we slide into the holidays and those frigid winter months.
Looking For Pet Friendly Housing?
People With Pets has a national directory of pet friendly apartments, homes and hotels and try to attract locations with “No Breed Restriction” by offering a discount to properties that list on their website.
Having Trouble Affording Your Pet?
The Humane Society Of The United States has a comprehensive listing of groups that help with pet related expenses.
Although The Animal Protection League Of NJ currently has no funding for their Veterinary Bill Assistance Program, they do provide two listings of other organizations that might be able to help, including those that help with specific diseases or special needs.
Paws To Heart Rescue has compiled a listing of some lower cost veterinary options for PA, NJ and DE.
Needing A Free Rabies Vaccine?
Many municipalities in NJ offer free rabies clinics, especially this time of year (before required January 1st re-licensing of dogs). An online search should produce several local options for you. Here are some links to get you started in NJ:
Do you know of any other resources not listed above? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!
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