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There's No Place Like Home

Keeping pets and those who love them together is our mission.  This medical and safety-net program provides critical resources to prevent pets from being surrendered to shelters or euthanized due to financial reasons.  Upon approval, medical costs will be covered up to $500.  If your pet is suffering from a critical, life-threatening illness or injury, please apply for our PAWs Project.


Manatee, Sarasota, or Charlotte County residents who, without intervention, would be forced to surrender their pet(s) due to financial or personal crisis may qualify. 

Proof of need is required.  

Since 2018, we have funded over $240,000 in medical care, both critical and minor cases, and provided many safety-net resources to help hundreds of pets and pet owners in need.  A sample of our impact can be seen here: Recipients of Giving

We depend on the generosity of those who support us.

We are also thankful to be recipients of several animal welfare grants. 

Donations make it possible for us to do this life-saving work. 

All donations are tax-deductible and 100% goes directly to the pets in need.  

Medical & Safety Net Services Include

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  • Routine Veterinary Care 

Vaccinations, heartworm and other routine tests or services if an owner is unable to struggling financially.

  • Sick Pet Veterinary Care

Ear, skin and mouth infections, etc.​

  • Emergency Boarding/Foster Care

Pet owners facing unexpected life-changing crises, sickness, hospital stays, or homelessness  in need of temporary boarding.


  • Medical Foster Care

PAWs Project recipients in need of aftercare an owner is unable to provide, may qualify.

  • Pet Food & Supplies

Pet food assistance and supplies such as itter, collars, leashes, gates, crates, beds, etc. may be provided.

  • Behavioral Training 

Owners wanting to surrender due to bad behavior may qualify for short-term training.

  • Microchipping & Free Registration

Microchips are provided in collaboration with ARC & the Humane Society of Manatee County.  Pet must be spayed or neutered.  Free registration is available if pet is previously chipped and not registered.

  • Shelter Impound Fees

Owned pets whose owners cannot afford to pay intake fees.  Pet must be spayed or neutered.

  • Humane Euthanasia

For pets whose owners are unable to afford this service for a sick or elderly pet.​

Requirements for Assistance

Requests require an application and review before a determination can be made.

Needs are determined on a case-by-case basis.  Proof of need is required.


All pets receiving assistance must be spayed or neutered or consent to have this procedure done.  No exceptions, unless deemed medically dangerous by veterinarian.

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