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« on: December 18, 2009, 11:56:25 AM »

Ohio-Plain City-Columbus area-

Note-this is for cats only.

Black and Orange Cat Foundation
PO Box 126 Plain City OH 43064
614-873-0880 ext. 209

Help with the cat overpopulation problem by providing spay/neuter services for stray and feral cats in our community.  We also provide vaccinations and medical care (as needed) for stray and feral cats.
Spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and medical care for cats belonging to low income residents in the Plain City area.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 11:57:21 AM »

Ohio-Wellsville-Columbiana County-

Alley Cat Aid Brigade
601 Main Street,
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

The Lisbon Veterinary Clinic is now working with Alley Cat Aid Brigade
The Lisbon Veterinary Clinic is now working with Alley Cat Aid Brigade and will do low cost spaying and neutering for stray cats in Wellsville in conjunction with Alley Cat Aid Brigade. For information, please call 330-532-9064. But remember, you must go through Alley Cat Aid Brigade for this discounted offer.

Alley Cat Aid Brigade is also offering transportation to anyone who wants to have a cat or dog spayed or neutered but does not have transportation. We ask for a small donation of whatever amount the person can afford and only if they are able. This donation is to help with the cost of gas for transporting animals.

Suggest calling them for more information.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 11:57:51 AM »

Ohio-Salem-Columbiana County-

Humane Society of Columbiana County 
2180 State Route 45 
Salem Ohio 44460 
(330) 332-2600

Spay & Neuter 
If you are feeding a stray, or know of a homeless cat, call 330-332-2600 for information on how to help these creatures. Also, if you have recently “adopted” a neighborhood stray, let us help you with “fixing” it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »

Ohio-Monroe-Butler County-

Catnip & Carrots Animal Bunch, Inc.
125 Sackett Drive
Monroe, OH 45050
(513) 360-0275

Note--there is also a Catnip and Carrots Animal Bunch branch in Huntington Beach, CA.  I will be listing that organization directly under the Ohio one.

If you lost your job or home and are considering relinquishing your pet
to the shelter, please reconsider! Help is available!!

If you need pet food (cat, rabbit, dog, guinea pig), litter, a dog license or assistance with spay and neuter, please contact us!! We are here for you!

Catnip and Carrots Animal Bunch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cats & rabbits (and the occasional canine)!  We specialize in animal welfare, spay/neuter/microchip education & referrals, lost & found services & on occasion,
as funds allow, we offer veterinary assistance to at-risk pets of low income senior or disabled families.

If you need help, ASK!

Whatever the circumstances, be it death of a spouse or partner, divorce, loss of job, veterinary emergency,  sudden illness, or natural disaster and you need pet food, cat litter, hay or veggies for your bun, please call us or any of the shelters or rescues listed below. Assistance is often a phone call away.

Have you finally realized you can't handle one more litter from Fluffy this coming spring? You know it's time to get her spayed but need help paying the bill or even that small co-pay? Ask for help.

There are many generous, caring people out there to help you.

Are you elderly and that 10lb bag of cat litter or cat food too heavy for you carry up the stairs? Ask for help. We know people who will deliver supplies to you free of charge.

Did Fluffy sneak out the door and get hit by a car? You are probably devastated. Maybe Fluffy simply has a broken leg that needs set but you can't afford the bill and are contemplating relinquishing your pet to the shelter or euthanasia. Now is a good time. Ask for help!

Don't let your pet suffer. Make the call.

If you are a very low income senior (62+) or or have a disabled family member living in your household, you may qualify for veterinary assistance. Proof of residency and low income status is required. We offer this program on a limited basis, so long as funds are available.

It is not meant to pay all of your vet bills, but only those deemed lifesaving to save an otherwise healthy pet from being turned into a shelter or from being euthanized.
Proof of residency includes one of the following:
Copy of lease or mortgage payment, tax bill, utility bill, Section 8 (must be in your name)

Proof of income includes one of the following:
MediCal (California), Medicaid (Ohio), Social Security, SSI, Disability, Workers Comp, WIC

Income Criteria Table at the link.

We also can assist you with Spay/Neuter co-pays in connection with other low cost programs offered in your surrounding community. Please fill out our Assistance Form.

In Ohio, veterinary assistance is normally handled as a refund upon proof of veterinary services performed.

In California, veterinary services can be billed directly from our veterinarians, Beach Blvd Pet Hospital in Huntington Beach, but services MUST be performed at their facility.

All services MUST have prior written authorization from us that your assistance is being covered. Do not schedule any procedure with Beach Blvd without this consent.

Assistance application link.

Fax the form to: 513-360-0275
Email the form to:
Mail the form to: Catnip & Carrots, c/o Treasurer, 125 Sackett Dr., Monroe, OH 45050

If you have any questions, please call us at 714-290-9104 (CA) or 513-360-0275 (OH)
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 11:59:24 AM »


Stop The Overpopulation of Pets Inc.
1152 Lexington Ave.
Mansfield, OH 44907
Phone: 419 774-1738, afternoons or eves.

We are a non-profit organization that offers low cost spay and neuter for cats.  We continue to hold our low cost spay/neuter clincs for cats by appointment on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, always in the afternoon.

An appointment to neuter a male cat is $26, spaying a female cat is $41. You will need to pay for your appt. in advance.

Your cat needs to be over 3 months' old and 3 lbs. and friendly. We don't do wild ones. We don't do declawed ones. Optional vaccines are available at the time of surgery or at the vaccine clinic. For more information, please contact a volunteer for S.T.O.P., 419 774-1738.

Vaccinations for your cats and dogs are now available at low cost on Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. A parvo shot for a dog is $10. Rabies vaccination is $6. For cats, the distemper is $9. Leukemia shot would be $11
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 12:01:18 PM »


Angels For Animals
4750 W. South Range Rd
Canfield, OH 44406
Phone: 330-549-1111

Various spay/neuter packages for cats at the link--stray, feral and barn cats included.

Various spay/neuter packages for dogs at the link.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 12:01:47 PM »

Ohio-Cuyahoga Falls-Northeast Ohio-

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Pet Guards Clinic's PRIMARY MISSION is to provide subsidized low cost vaccinations, spaying, and neutering for pets of Northeast Ohio.

There is some information about vaccinations at the link, but none about spay/neuter or how to arrange for any of this; suggest contacting them for more information.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 12:02:18 PM »

Ohio, Dayton area/Miami Valley-

SICSA-Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals
2600 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio 45419
Phone - (937) 294-6505
FAX - (937) 643-7324

Information about low-cost spay/neuter programs for low income at link.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 12:03:01 PM »


Humane Ohio
3131 Tremainsville Rd.
Toledo, OH  43613

Spay and neuter services.


The fund was inspired by a dog named Cody who taught Humane Ohio's director about unconditional love and how to live life in the moment and with pure joy. Cody was adopted from a shelter where she would have been euthanized if she had not found a home, for the simple reason of not enough space.

The purpose of the fund is to help with the cost of surgery for those who can't afford it and for feral cat caretakers to eliminate unwanted litters and overcrowded shelters and make every pet a wanted one like Cody. The Fund also helps pay for any medical treatment deemed necessary at the clinic such as flea and worm treatment, antibiotics, and treatment of wounds for feral cats.

Contact them for more information.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 11:00:49 AM »


Jake Brady Memorial Fund
32781 Red Oak Avenue
Avon, Ohio 44011
(440) 937-4000 Ph.
(440) 937-4537 Fax

The objective of the Jake Brady Memorial Fund is simple: To Provide Financial Support to companion animals in need for the prevention and treatment of major health ailments including, but not limited to:

Kidney Disease and Renal Disorders
Seizures and Epilepsy
Our goal is to provide for quality care with a focus on major occurrences (i.e. not for routine veterinarian visits) which may include:

Emergency Treatment
Surgical Procedures
Testing, Medications, and Vaccinations
Preventive Therapy
Room and Board
Fund recipients of companion animals include:

Senior citizens and retirees on fixed income
Low income families
Physically disabled
Unemployed and/or receiving government assistance

Make a funding request at the link.

The Fund services the continental United States with an emphasis on the State of Ohio, taking all qualified applications under consideration.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2009, 12:06:42 PM »

Ohio-Columbus and Cincinnati area-

MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets

The MedVet Charitable Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization registered with the State of Ohio and located at 300 E. Wilson Bridge Road in Worthington, Ohio 43085. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. 

Please contact the Foundation at

The MedVet Charitable Foundation will support philanthropic funding for contemporary care of all animals with treatable diseases presented to our hospital in which the owners are financially not capable of paying for necessary services rendered. It will encourage efforts to improve the quality of care for patients with disease, including cancer, and injuries by evaluation of the medical records of the success and failures of treatment modalities including chemo and radiation therapy.

Selection Criteria--note that only a veterinarian can refer someone for help.  He/she can be a MedVet staff member or vet who is referring the patient to MedVet for treatment.

Your pet needs to be seen by a Medvet doctor and they need to complete a form requesting assistance if they feel that you and your pet meet the criteria.  This process includes getting approval from other doctor’s and from the Foundation.

The Foundation has limited funds so at this time, it does not have the resources to help all the animals that it would like to help so we need to limit it to Medvet doctors.

The MedVet Good Sam (Special Assistance and Memorial) Fund was established in 1999, well before the development of the Foundation. Its mission was then, and still is, to provide financial aid and support for sick or injured stray animals who are admitted to MedVet by Good Samaritans and animal lovers. This grew to include client-owned animals who meet very special circumstances. The fund is supported solely by donations which come from various sources including veterinarians, MedVet staff members, pet owners and community members. In addition, the MedVet Charitable Foundation works closely with this fund to help provide financial support.

The fund is used exclusively for the care of animals in need of help who have been treated at MedVet.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2009, 03:44:20 PM »

Ohio-Tipp City-

7695 South County Road 25A
Tipp City, OH 45371
Voice: 937.667.1069 ext. 451

Paws4Hope Mission Statement
Paws4hope ministry is an outreach program to serve single parents, the disabled and the elderly with needed pet food, vet care services and educational resources regarding their family pets.

Local Veterinary Services
Saturday afternoon on a quarterly basis

Contact Paws 4 Hope for more information.
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 06:59:13 PM »

Ohio-Cleveland area-

Valley Save-a-Pet, Inc.
PO Box 39221
Solon, Ohio 44139
(440) 232-9124

We operate one of the most extensive spay and neuter programs in Ohio, including our "Trap, Neuter, and Return" feral-cat project. We also provide funds for emergency care of animals owned by needy people.

Spay & Neuter Assistance

Our Have-A-Heart Program provides low cost spay/neuter services to pet owners. Call (440) 232-9124 on Mondays from 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesdays from 12 noon to 3 pm, or Thursdays from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Veterinary Care Assistance

Provides financial help to owners who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care. Call (440) 232-9124 Monday through Saturday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2010, 05:37:30 AM »

Ohio-Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana counties-

The Bummer Fund
2271 Goleta Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504
Phone Number: 330-744-7114
Fax Number:  330-787-0274

The Bummer Fund provides financial support to responsible pet owners in times of temporary medical crisis or emergency for a pet. The fund is administered by the Board of Directors. Grants are provided by application or veterinarian referral when catastrophic medical costs threaten to stand in the way of appropriate treatment for a family pet.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 02:04:53 PM »

Ohio, Cleveland-

Free Animal Clinic
(216) 531-7766

Wednesday August 25, 2010

Puritas Lutheran Church, 13812 Bellaire Road, Cleveland. The Free Animal Clinic Team will provide free veterinary services to the first 100 pet owners showing proof of low income, 2-4 p.m. Maximum of two pets per family. Adults only. Bring your Department of Human Services or Medicare card for identification.  Free Animal Clinic Team phone-(216) 531-7766.

The Free Animal Clinic was founded in 1977 by Drs. Rickard and Morse.

In July, they were giving free exams and vaccinations at Cleveland's Olivet Baptist Church:

Dr. Rickard's usual practice is at:

All Animal Clinic
(216) 531-PETS
(216) 531 - 7387
18001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44112

Get more information about the free clinics by calling (216) 531-7766.
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