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Fairy Dogparents (Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters.



We provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts.

Fairy DogParents is 100% dependent on donations and we cannot guarantee any goods or services for applicants.

All payments go directly to those providing good and services.

If you are faced with the choice of surrendering your dog because of personal financial circumstances you may qualify for our assistance.


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Animal Haus (Denver, Colorado 80214) believes that pets are family, too. Its mission is to keep those families together by temporarily providing for pet’s basic needs.

Services include a pet food pantry, temporary foster homes for pets who are escaping violent situations or need a temporary place to stay while their owners go into a rehabilitation facility or hospital.  Animal Haus also provides care and maintenance services for pets of the elderly and disabled.  They do everything from cleaning litter boxes and walking dogs to trips to the veterinarian or shopping for your pet. When Animal Haus acquires land, they will be able to take in pets whose owners have passed away.

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From Frederick County Humane Society (Frederick, Maryland 21701

Frederick County residents aged 65 and older who need financial assistance obtaining preventive veterinary care for their pets are encouraged to contact us for help, as the Frederick County Humane Society’s new Shanklin Fund program for seniors is now available.

Input from the local veterinary community was invaluable during the program planning process, particularly in setting reimbursement amounts per procedure.

Seventeen local veterinary practices have agreed to participate in this new program, made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of the late Jeanne Shanklin and additional monies donated by a local group that wishes to remain anonymous at this time.

The program helps defray the cost of preventive vet care, including but not limited to vaccines for distemper, canine lepto, lyme, and feline leukemia testing.

Applicants to the program will be asked to show proof that they fall within certain income guidelines, and one of the following: Summary of Social Security Benefits; Statement of Medicare Benefits; or an IRS form 1099 for the previous year for either Medicare or Social Security.

“We frequently are asked about programs that help defray the cost for preventive pet care; we’re pleased to offer this program for senior citizens, many of whom are on a fixed income, to help care for their belovedl companion animals,” says Brigitte Farrell, executive director, FCHS. “Many thanks to our wonderful vet community who helped us develop the program protocols and are now participating with us to make it accessible!”

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The most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease – it’s loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, fight loneliness, and can help ease the loss of a loved one.

The Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens (age 60 and over) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter — including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if part of the adoption fee.

In 2010, the Pets for the Elderly Foundation assisted with the adoption of 5,770 companion animals. Currently, 52 shelters in 29 states are participating in the program. Many more would like to participate, if funds were available.

The Pets for the Elderly Foundation urgently needs your help! Your monetary donation can make a difference. Few causes can have the potential benefits that will result from your contribution. You not only save the life of an animal, you can make a dramatic difference in the life of an elderly person.

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The mission of the Brown Dog Foundation is to offer pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable but life-threatening condition or illness in order to restore quality of life for pet and owner.

Every dog deserves another day…

Every cat should have nine lives…

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The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (formerly the Riverside Humane Society) (Riverside, California 92504) is a unique domestic animal adoption center. All animals are spayed or neutered, updated on all vaccinations, and microchipped upon adoption. They enjoy indoor, comfortable kennels and are socialized by a group of 300 volunteers on a regular basis.

The mission of the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is to eliminate the suffering of homeless cats and dogs by:

  • Providing humane care for pets in transition
  • Facilitating adoptions to loving homes
  • Providing humane and pet overpopulation education to the public
  • Supporting sterilization of companion animals

The Adoption Center is a limited-entry facility that takes in healthy, adoptable animals. Most of the dogs and cats are surrendered by people who can no longer care for their pet. When space allows, the shelter also transfers animals from local animal control facilities.

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Actors and Others for Animals (North Hollywood, California 91601) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of animals.

Its main mission is to curb the pet overpopulation problem by subsidizing spay/neuter surgeries. Together with other vital services, Actors and Others for Animals is there to help pet guardians living on a low and/or fixed income care for their beloved companions.

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Alaqua Animal Refuge (Freeport, Florida 32439), an independent, non-profit organization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation, and adoption services. Located down a winding gravel road on a picturesque, 10-acre farm in Freeport, Fla., once homeless, lost, and abused animals run and play in sun-soaked pastures, swim in cool, clean ponds, relax on breezy screened porches, and graze in lush, green fields. These animals – and many like them, usually more than 250 at any given time – have found safety and care at Alaqua Animal Refuge Inc., a unique full-service, no-kill shelter.

Alaqua Animal Refuge’s facility expanded in 2009 to provide additional animal housing. Funded by grants, improvements were made to an existing barn, a new barn was added in addition to two new quarantine buildings, two new infirmary buildings, six dog buildings, and two cat buildings.

Moving forward, Alaqua Animal Refuge is positioned expand its services to include additional educational and community services through significant and innovative outreach programs.

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Established in 2006, The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care.

As many people today experience increasing economic challenges, their pets are suffering too. The number of people who cannot afford critical medical care for their sick or injured pet is growing at an alarming rate.

In what is being labeled as ‘economic euthanasia,’ these beloved companions are being euthanized because their owners cannot afford the often unexpected cost of treatment needed to save their lives. The FACE Foundation was created to address this tragedy. What started out as a beautiful vision to stop the surrender and euthanasia of beloved family pets, has become a supportive center where families in crisis can get a helping hand to save their pets’ lives.

The FACE Foundation is the first of its kind in San Diego County. While there are wonderful charitable groups focused on finding homes for pets without families, there are no other organizations that are singularly dedicated to saving the lives of pets that are already in loving homes, but whose families cannot pay for all or part of the emergency or critical care they need to survive.

FACE relies solely on donations to continue its mission of providing access to life saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for these loving pets.

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Helen Woodward Animal Center (Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067) is a unique, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people.

For more than 30 years, the no-kill Helen Woodward Animal Center has provided humane care and adoption for orphaned animals, as well as animal-centered educational and therapeutic programs for people.

The Center is a dynamic, evolving institution that is an agent of change for the animal welfare world. Not only is it operating innovative and beneficial programs for animals and people, but it is teaching others around the world how to successfully market and promote their programs and stop the senseless death of thousands of animals.

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