The rising costs of veterinary care force many of us in low-income situations to face heartbreak when a pet becomes seriously ill or when an emergency occurs. It is difficult to decide between healing a family member and other obligations, like rent or food! Thankfully, many compassionate services around Forth Worth will help our pets!
Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT)
HSNT has a free spay and neuter program for those residing in North Texas who are receiving government assistance, worker’s compensation, or disability. You must apply to the program by filling out their application online. If you are unable to join the program, they do offer a sliding scale fee program based on your income to create a very affordable spay and neuter program. You can contact the Spay and Neuter Clinic at (817) 332-4768, extension 112.
They also offer low-cost vaccinations and tests once per month. The cost ranges from $5, for Rabies Vaccinations, to $20, for FELV/FIV Tests. Every day they provide a service to low-income households that allows you to have your pet microchipped for just $15 at their Main Shelter Location, 9 am. to 5 pm.
Sadly, euthanasia is sometimes required. HSNT offers humane ways for no cost to alleviate our pets suffering.
If a dire emergency occurs, HSNT is the only humane agency in North Texas that offers a K-911 service 24/7. This service is reached at (817) 891-5911. This service is rather specific, as they state: “This program is designed to respond to animals in urgent need of rescue or humane euthanasia to alleviate suffering. We are unable to provide veterinary care and K-911 is not a substitute for an emergency veterinary clinic.”
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP)
TCAP is a non-profit organization that offers low-cost services, from $5 to $35 for vaccines. Most of their services cost around $10 or $15. Vaccinations are available Monday-Friday, 9 am. to 12 pm. They also offer spay and neuter, dental cleaning, and wellness services at low prices. Call them today at (817) 837-4500.
Spay Neuter Your Pets (SNYP)
SNYO offers free spay and neuter services for any Forth Worth Resident. This service can be reached at 972-472-3500, extension 5 or through their website. They also have “FREE FIX, Rabies Shot, and Microchip.” You can find this information under their special programs. If you are unable to use their free programs, click to see their low-costForth Worth Resident pricing.
Helping Paws of North Texas (Richard Hills Shelter)
Helping Paws is an all-volunteer, non-profit group that supports the Richard Hills Shelter. They provide low-cost vaccines and spay/neuter services once per month. They offer an affordable microchipping service priced at $25. Their vaccines range from $10, for Rabies, to $25, for a FeLV/FIV Test. Call them at the above number or the Vax Shack at (940) 536-5606 for more information.
Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank
There are times when money gets extra tight, and you need pet food. Fortunately, you can contact the Fort Worth HOPE center at (817) 451-6288. Their community food bank also has pet food! Their office hours are from Monday-Friday, 9 am. to 4:30 pm. Other distribution centers can be found on this website. They have additional locations in Central Forth Worth, Keller, and Mansfield.