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Free and Reduced Pet Care in Michigan

Free and Reduced Pet Care in Michigan

Pet care can be expensive in Michigan. Here’s a list of sites and resources to bring down the cost of pet care in your area!

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Veterinary Care

Humane Society of West Michigan

Are you looking for affordable vaccines without paying for fancy veterinary prices? The Humane Society of West Michigan can help you out. Check out their website for details on how to qualify. Other services are also available.

Michigan Humane

Here’s another great resource when looking for affordable vaccinations. The best part is that everyone qualifies for their great prices. Be sure to check their availability.

Kalamazoo Humane Society

Sometimes pet care is about more than vaccines. Kalamazoo Humane Society has a wide variety of services available from cone collars to flea prevention. They aim to provide affordable prices for all their customers. 

All About Animals

Dental Cleaning is an important part of your animal’s health. The Warren and Flint locations of All About Animals include lots of dental services. Need something else? Check out your local All About Animals clinic to see a list of services provided in your area. 

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Our friends at JustAnswer may be able to answer your veterinary questions. You won’t even need to leave the comfort of your home!

Get Help with Pet Food

Check out these amazing community resources. Many of them let you use your Bridge Card to qualify!

Grand Rapids Area

Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry offers free food for your pet. Food is given out every other Saturday. Check the schedule here. Also in the area, the Humane Society of West Michigan provides a program called Kibble Konnection to residents who qualify for low-income status. Your pet must be owned for six months before applying.

Detroit Area

In the Detroit area, New Beginnings Animal Rescue is accepting applications for their Pet Food Pantry to get food for your cat. They love those furry felines! Michigan Humane also has its own Pet Pantry Program for cats and dogs with multiple locations. Download the registration form here.


The Kalamazoo Humane Society offers free pet food for local residents. Bring an ID card and register on your first visit. No income requirements!

Bay County

In Bay County, the Humane Society has a Pet Food Pantry located at the Salvation Army. 

Huron Valley

Plymouth and Anne Arbor residents can check out The Humane Society of Huron Valley. Become a member and get supplemental food for up to 5 pets!

Grand Traverse County

For residents in this beautiful area HOPE (Helping Owners with Pet Expenses) is a great place to get help. To find out if you qualify click here

Crawford County

Older residents of Crawford County can check out their Pet Assistance Program, this is only for residents over age 60. They even offer boarding expenses in case you need to stay in a nursing home or hospital.


Click on the website, then scroll down to find the Curbside Pantry hours in Highland. They know how important your pet is to you and want to help you keep your pet home and fed. 

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Helpful Locations All Around Michigan!

Get Help with Spay or Neuter Costs

Going through hard times it can be easy to put off the cost of spaying or neutering your pet. But most pet assistance programs require your pet to be fixed before getting food or veterinary services. Here are some resources that can make it more affordable!

Pets in Need

In West Michigan, Pets in Need helps with spay services that have become too complicated for you to afford. They have strict income guidelines, but they do accept CareCredit. And you’ll need to contact them directly through their website or email.

Paws of Michigan

The popular V-Snap program in Taylor is currently suspended but check back soon to see if funding is available for your pet.

Kalamazoo Humane Society

The Kalamazoo Humane Society offers low-cost spay and neuter services for your pet cheaper than going to your local vet clinic. Want to add on microchipping or vaccines? They’ve got you covered. 

All About Animals

All About Animals has low rates for your pet’s operation. Not enough? Contact them to see if you qualify for an even lower price. They have multiple locations in the greater Detroit area.


Places like CSnip can seem expensive. But did you know they offer reduced prices when there’s a need? When you call to make an appointment ask about their low-income options.

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Helen Gillion

Saturday 19th of November 2022

I have a disabled dog that needs dew claws removed due to his back legs drag. I am on unemployment at this time can can't afford to get the surgery done. Is there anyone that can help this beautiful baby?

Catherine Marucci

Saturday 19th of November 2022

Hi Helen. If the above resource cannot help, you can try calling 211 or your local Humane Society. They may know of programs in your area that can help with vet costs.

Lydia English

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

I live in oxford Michigan sorry

Lydia English

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Any place I can take a kitten I found vet care for free pretty sure she is blind in one eye

Catherine Marucci

Thursday 10th of November 2022

Hi Lydia. If the resources above aren't helpful in your area, it may be worth calling 211 to see what else they can suggest.

Shawn schrader

Thursday 20th of October 2022

Plz help me I have a bulldog that has the start of congestive heart failure. It's reversible if I can get help now I am a combat veteran and this is my emotional support dog. He is my best friend . I can't afford to take him to the vets. Plz someone help me I don't want to lose him.

Catherine Marucci

Thursday 20th of October 2022

Hi Shawn. If the above resources haven't been helpful in your case, it may be worth calling 211 or checking with your local Humane Society to see if they know about any programs that pay for vet bills in your area.


Monday 8th of August 2022

My friend needs help putting his dog to sleep he has no money he lives in Waterford mich

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Hi Denise. I'm so sorry to hear that. If none of the agencies listed in this article can help, it may be worth calling 211 to see if there is anything else that they can suggest.