It Takes a Village

These wonderful organizations in our community provide support to assist you with expenses such as pet food, vet care, and spay/neuters or offer temporary resources for those facing house instability.

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Pet Food Pantries

These pet pantry resources across the state help people find access to food and other other critical supplies for their pets.

Metrowest Pet Pantry temporarily provides low/no cost food and supplies to pet owners in need.

Metrowest Pet Pantry

Metrowest Pet Pantry temporarily provides low/no cost food and supplies to pet owners in need.

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Massachusetts food pantries

The MSPCA’s website has a great list of Massachusetts food pantries help people who are struggling financially to get food for their dogs or cats.

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PAWSitive Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2009 to provide a safety net to help pets whose families have fallen on hard times. They deliver dog and cat food to food shelves throughout the states of Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Project Just Because

Project Just Because

Project Just Because has partnered with Baypath Humane Society to offer pet food to families in need.

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Pet Housing

These resources across the state address housing concerns and considerations for pet owners, from pet-friendly housing to temporary housing needs for more urgent situations.

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Animal Rescue League

Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Temporary Pet Housing Initiative provides temporary animal care to help pet owners who are facing housing instability or who may be at imminent risk of homelessness.

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Berkshire Humane Society

Berkshire Humane Society’s SafePet Program offers free foster care for the pets of owners in crisis because they understand the important bond between people and their pets.

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Dakin Humane Society

Dakin Humane Society Safety Plan for Animals helps people who are elderly or disabled and who need a temporary stay in a hospital or nursing facility or are seeking emergency shelter from domestic violence by providing temporary foster care for their pets.

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The MSPCA maintains a comprehensive list of pet-friendly lodging and housing options. Additionally, they have great information on things to consider when pursuing these options and how to best proceed.

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Pets for the Homeless

Pets for the Homeless is a nationwide program that is free and serves pet owners who are homeless or those that qualify for low-income services.  They focus on feeding and providing vaccinations, basic care, and provide emergency care to pets of those in need.

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Safe People Safe Pets

Safe People Safe Pets via the Link Up Education Network helps secure temporary shelter for pets of domestic violence victims. Safe People Safe Pets helps coordinate confidential, temporary foster homes for these pets, providing a safe escape from domestic violence.

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Pet Loss Support

Often times we don’t want to believe that one day we will have to live without our furry friend. But with life, comes death. And even though it’s a decision one never likes to make, it’s by far the most respectful and unselfish thing we can ever do for our babies in the end. But what happens after they are gone? How does one cope? How do you continue to honor and remember them while still moving on? Below you will find some helpful links to ease your grief, to help you cope and to keep moving forwards, while keeping the memories alive.

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Everyday Health

Everyday Health is committed to providing evidence-based health and medical information, including articles, graphics, videos, tools, and more. Their article “10 Ways to Heal After Losing a Pet” is a great resource.

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Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is a national nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare. They have some helpful tips on coping with the death of your pet.

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Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine maintains a comprehensive list of suggested reading for pet loss, including resources for children.

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Veterinary Care

These resources across the state connect pet owners with low cost veterinary care – from routine wellness, to spay and neuter, and more.

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Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic

The Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, which is owned by the Ocean State Animal Coalition, is committed to ending companion animal and feral cat overpopulation by providing high quality, subsidized spay and neuter services.

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Merwin Clinic (Allston) provides free office visits and free outpatient veterinary services.

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Merwin Clinic in Allston provides free office visits and free outpatient veterinary services.

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Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society provides funding for medical care, food, or medications in order to help keep cats with their families.

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Second Chance Animal Shelter

Second Chance Animal Shelter

Second Chance Animal Shelter in East Brookfield and North Brookfield provides low-cost vaccines and microchip clinics.

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Phinney's Friends

Phinney’s Friends provides access to free and low-cost veterinary care, vaccinations, and more.

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Massachusetts Animal Coalition

Massachusetts Animal Coalition

Massachusetts Animal Coalition has a great list of resources that provide financial assistance for pet owners in need.

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Worcester Animal Rescue League.

Worcester Animal Rescue League provides low-cost vaccines, microchip clinics and low cost spay/neuter surgery for cats and dogs

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Tufts at Tech

Tufts at Tech provides the Greater Worcester community with low-cost, preventative and primary care for companion animals.

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Massachusetts Animal Coalition

Massachusetts Animal Coalition has a great list of resources that provide financial assistance for pet owners in need.

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