Latonda stopped by Neighborhood Pets in early August, because she was unable to feed her nine-month-old puppy, Lucky. Latonda, a senior citizen, had worked all her life and was recently laid off. She heard about Neighborhood Pets, and decided to ask for help. We spoke with her about Lucky and learned that she was so worried about getting Lucky good early life care, because she didn’t know how she was going to afford it. That day we sent her home with food for Lucky, and made a plan to assist her in accessing affordable wellness care for Lucky. Through our partnership with PetFix Northeast Ohio, with support from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, Latonda was able to have Lucky neutered for free in late August. She was also able to have him vaccinated and have his nails trimmed for less than $20. After being neutered, Lucky was still a ball of energy. We had a solution for that! Through a grant from Maddie’s Fund, we were offering free training classes and group dog walks, and Latonda and Lucky were able to attend! Latonda said that our program was a godsend and she was so thankful. We are thankful for the trust that Latonda placed in us, and we’ll continue to be there for her.
Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center’s goal is to help low income Cleveland pet owners retain their pets, while keeping them happy and healthy. Read more about Neighborhood Pets Program, and learn how you can help on our website: neighborhoodpetscle.org.
Donations can be made via Paypal on our website, or by sending a check
payable to “Friends of the Cleveland Kennel” to: PO Box 770423, Lakewood OH 44107
*Please reference “12 Days of Christmas” on your donation.