PAW TEAM PROVIDES PREVENTIVE VETERINARY CARE FOR THE PETS OF HOMELESS AND VERY LOW INCOME CLIENTS. IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY CARE, SURGICAL SERVICES, NON-PRESCRIPTION FOOD, OR YOU HAVE LOW INCOME BUT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR PAW TEAM'S SERVICES, HERE ARE SOME LOCAL RESOURCES THAT CAN HELP.
Our next clinic is Saturday March 12, 2016. If your pet's medical condition cannot wait, here are some suggestions for you:
A national chain of veterinary clinics and hospitals that offers a new client First Exam Free coupon. Please note: the exam does not cover tests or prescriptions. If you are a current PAW Team client and receive a written prescription from one of these office visits we may be able to fill your prescription for you at no charge.
Luv My Pet - 503-557-1740
Low cost vaccination, microchipping, and parasite control clinics offered weekends and select weeknights at area Petco stores. Please refer to their website for clinic schedule or details.
Good Neighbor Vet - 888-234-1350
Low cost vaccination, basic exams, parasite control, and microchipping clinics offered on weekends and some weeknights at a number of area pet supply stores and shelters across the Pacific Northwest. Please refer to their website for clinic schedule and details.
Pixie Project - e-mail email@example.com
An animal rescue and adoption center that also offers some low cost medical and surgical services. Inquiries must be made by e-mail.
The Preventive Vet
Local Portland vet with website and blog full of tips and guides on how to keep your pets happy, healthy, and safe.
DOG & CAT FOOD BANKS
Please note that most of these food banks request proof of income qualification, such as SNAP benefits card (Oregon Trail Card) or SSI. You may need to fill out an application for services prior to visiting these food banks. Please visit the websites for more information.
The Pongo Fund - 503-939-7555; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3632 SE 20th Avenue, Portland Oregon 97202Offers free high-quality food for cats and dogs on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12pm to 1:30pm. Arrive no earlier than 10am to get an entry number. Do not bring your animal with you. Call before going to verify current information.
Pet Food Stamps
Pet owners who currently receive public assistance may register on their website to receive free food delivered directly to their homes.
Find a local food pantry; sometimes they will have pet food to offer.
Pet Food Help Oregon
A listing of Oregon and SW Washington area pet food banks and other resources.
FIDO Dog Food Bank - 971-678-6940
2100 Kaen Road, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Offers one month of dog food, and sometimes cat food, on the 3rd Saturday of every month from10am to 1pm.
Please check with each organization, as they have their own rules for who qualifies for their services.
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Spay & Save - 503-802-6755 or 800-345-SPAY
Provides $10 spay & neuter of owned, stray, and feral cats in the Portland metro area, including Clark, Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. To qualify, you must be on public assistance; other low-cost ($15-20) options are available for low-income families.
Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund - 503-286-2411
Download a coupon to get $33 cat/$49 dog neuter, $49 cat/$60 dog spay at participating vets in Portland, the Willamette Valley, and the Oregon Coast. Large dogs may cost additional. Some vets may require additional services such as flea control or purchase of pain medications. Check with the vet when scheduling an appointment.
BAPBR “Snip Your Pit”
Born Again Pit Bull Rescue’s program for free spay & neuter of pit bull-type dogs in Multnomah County. Vaccines may be available for free as well. Fill out the form on their website to apply.
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon - 503-797-2606
Qualifiers: no income requirements, but cats must either be free roaming, feral, or stray. Suggested $30 donation.
Oregon Humane Society Interest-free Spay & Neuter Loan - 503-285-7722
OHS has several programs for spay and neuter assistance, including no-interest loans. OHS participates in the Spay & Save program. Call for details.
Willamette Humane Society - 503-585-5900
Low cost spay/neuter clinic with special pricing for low-income families.
Salem Friends of Felines - 503 362-5611
Thrift store/adoption center location sells cat spay/neuter coupons for $5. These coupons are accepted by certain vets and entitle the bearer to a $20 (neuter) or $25 (spay) surgery
DOG TRAINING/BEHAVIOR SERVICES
OHS Behavior Help - 503-416-2983
Call helpline with behavior concerns or questions. Free Puppy Romp socialization classes for puppies under 5 months, and free (people only) Problem Pooch classes where you can get expert advice and tips on training and behavior issues; check website for schedule; donations accepted. OHS also provides a wealth of positive training and behavior resources that you can read for free online.
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital - 503-228-7281
1945 NW Pettygrove St., Portland, OR 97209
-Velvet Financial Assistance Fund: May be able to offer financial assistance to qualifying low income clients to help cover the cost of medical treatment in an emergency.
- Fund has a monthly cap of between $10,000 and $15,000, and is frequently exhausted before the end of the month
- New funds are available on the first of each month
- The pet's condition must have a favorable outcome, cannot require surgery or ICU hospitalization, and is subject to veterinarian approval for access to funds
- The cap on treatment is $700 per animal, once per year (per client)
-Dove Lewis offers free humane euthanasia and general cremation 24/7 if you do not have the means to pay for these services for an ill or injured pet. These services do not fall under any of the VAF qualifications or restrictions.
-Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund: Requires relinquishment of the stray animal or injured wildlife. This fund provides resources for caring for these animals until they can be transferred to an appropriate shelter
Animal Aid - 503-292-6628 (message phone)
Animal Aid offers rescue, spay/neuter, urgent vet care and education in the community.
VCA-Northwest Veterinary Specialists and ER - 503-656-3999
16756 SE 82nd Dr., Clackamas, OR 97015
A 24/7 ER and Specialty clinic that will take relinquishments of injured stray animals, although they do not have specific funds or programs to cover such care. Care is therefore at the discretion of the provider, which may include humane euthanasia. Because Clackamas County does not have a cat shelter, this is often the only facility to take injured stray cats from the general public in Clackamas County.
Multnomah County Animal Services - 503-988-7387
Multnomah County agency that conducts abuse investigations, emergency response, deceased animal services, and much more. Shelter accepts stray and lost animals, and in some cases owner-released pets. Lost & Found database and resources.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control - 888-426-4435
Not low-cost; consultation fee is usually $65. Website has good resources on plants, foods, and cleaning products that are toxic to dogs and cats.
OREGON SERVICES OUTSIDE THE PORTLAND METRO AREA
Pro-Bone-O - 541-607-8089; e-mail email@example.com
Eugene clinic for homeless and those in transitional or inadequate housing. Clinic is open 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month (only 2nd Sundays in November and December). Clients should arrive at 8:30 am to get into lottery to be seen.
Community Veterinary Center - 541-636-3324
Eugene non-profit low-cost veterinary clinic providing regular vet services by appointment only and low-cost dentals. Serves Lane County residents living below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Proof of income or government assistance is required.
Project Connect Central Oregon - (541) 385-8977; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual event in Redmond, OR for low-income and homeless people from Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. In addition to numerous human services, veterinary services are offered.
Bend Spay & Neuter Project - 541-617-1010
Low-cost spay & neuter services and Saturday Wellness Clinics (appointment required) with low-cost vaccines, nail trims, ID tags, and parasite control. Also has a stray/feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program.
Bend SNIP runs the HOPE Community Pet Food Bank on the 1st Saturday of each month at Bend Pet Express Westside store. For info, see http://www.bendsnip.org/services/hope-food-bank/.