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Pueblo

Pueblo Animal Services offers many other services for both pets and their owners. These include owner-requested euthanasia, humane training information and behavioral help, giving programs, and more. www.puebloanimalservices.org

Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinic: Southern Colorado Spay & Neuter Clinic practices at 1700 South Prairie Avenue in Pueblo, CO. Veterinarians offer discounted services such as spays, neuters and vaccinations. Call (719) 564-3776 for more information.

St. Martin's WellPet Clinic: St. Martin's provides basic medical care for pets to fit any budget. Some services offered include exams, vaccinations, and blood testing. They also have a food pantry for those in need. They are located at 3631 Baltimore Ave., Pueblo, CO 81008. Telephone: 719-568-6634

Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care is able to extend care to even the non-human members of the family. "Pet Peace of Mind" is designed to help provide whatever services are necessary to keep patient and pet together throughout the end-of-life journey. They also provide assistance with finding a "forever home" if family is not able to keep pet after patient's death. Telephone: 719-542-0032 socohospice.org/pet_peace_of_mind.html

Colorado

Tails of Woe is a Non Profit 501 (C) (3) whose mission is to provide life-saving top quality veterinary care for dogs and cats whose owners are unable to pay for their necessary treatment. They provide assistance to shelter and rescue groups as well. They hope to reduce the number of animals who end up in shelters in the first place. Tails of Woe can provide access for orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries at an average savings of 50% or less. www.tailsofwoe.org

Dream Power's Community Assistance Program (CAP) is an unusually small funded program with an unusually significant impact on low-income and fixed-income households and is designed to assist with costly veterinarian expenses generally associated with catastrophic illnesses or accidents. Dream Power Animal Rescue provides an opportunity for low-income pet owners to earn two bags of food for their pet in exchange for spending an hour helping them provide other services. They offer a number of clinics during the year at various locations throughout Colorado Springs. Those clinics offer community members lowest services in microchipping, vaccinations, DNA testing, and additional clinical services. As part of their commitment to keeping pets healthy they offer cat and dog vaccinations at a fraction of veterinary cost. www.dreampower-arf.com

The following programs are under the umbrella of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation www.cvmf.org. These may or may not be available in your area :

• Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital – Established in 1990, Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital provides comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care for pets of the economically disadvantaged. They provide general veterinary services, including preventive care, spay and neuter surgeries, and treatment for sick and injured pets of income-qualified clients.

• Home Outreach Pet Exams (HOPE) – providing healthcare for pets of home-bound individuals living on fixed incomes.

• Veterinary Care Grants – supplementing a veterinarian's charitable care for pets of the economically disadvantaged.

• Maxfund is a non-profit organization in Denver that has a no-kill shelter and an adoption center. It was established in May of 1988. They take in and nurture any animal with no known owner and find homes for these animals once they have recovered. www.maxfund.org

United States

Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. At Angels4Animals they believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Their work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Their services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need. www.Angels4Animals.org

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity Organization that provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion when life-threatening illness or injury strikes. Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue an injured or ill cat or kitten - any of these folks may need emergency financial assistance. They also have a specialized dedicated fund (Kobi's Fund) for cats with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS), a group of cancers caused by vaccinations. www.fveap.org

Established in 1999, Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization with a single purpose: to provide financial assistance nationwide for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Through the use of local vets and hospitals, they enable accessible and immediate care from vets who are familiar with the pets. While most of their assistance goes to perform surgeries, they also assist with preventive and curative treatments. Help-A-Pet helps physically and mentally challenged individuals, senior citizens and children of the working poor. Applicants must provide proof of income eligibility and each owner is asked to pay as much as they can towards the cost in order to spread their assistance to as many pets as possible. www.help-a-pet.org

IMOM is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1998. Their mission is to better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. They are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. Their goal is to educate on the importance of spay and neuter in relation to proven health risks for intact animals. They offer financial aid for spays and neuters to caretakers who cannot afford to have their pet spayed or neutered. www.imom.org

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost. They help finance medical care that is above and beyond basic care but which does not require urgent treatment. Perhaps most importantly, they provide information to owners about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and avoid future emergencies through care and planning. ALL applicants are REQUIRED to contact The Pet Fund by phone BEFORE applying for funding. Call 916-443-6007. This way, they can ensure that all applicants are aware of both the current wait list time and the eligibility requirements for applying for financial assistance. www.thepetfund.com

Founded in 1987, RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. They help in caring for animals displaced by natural disasters or rescued from mass cruelty situations. RedRover Relief provides financial assistance to pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescue organizations for urgent veterinary care . They have an easy online application and quick approval process. They also provide resources for pet owners struggling with economic hardship and for victims of domestic violence. www.uan.org

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Pets & Friends Animal Hospital, L.L.C.

3625 Baltimore Ave. • Pueblo, CO 81008 • 719-542-2022 / fax 719-545-6261