Money is low, and a disaster strikes. A member of our family is ill and needs help. Sadly, many of us are faced with taking care of our pet or paying the bills. As pet care continues to rise, it becomes more and more difficult to pay common veterinarian rates. How can we choose between veterinary care for our pet and electricity?
Fortunately, there are still many compassionate people in the world! These people help us on low incomes feed our pets, vaccinate them, and relieve their suffering. Taylor, MI, and surrounding areas have many organizations and services that are there to help!
Michigan Humane Society
MHS is one of the best resources for pet owners. If an unfortunate event occurs, MHS offers a $35 euthanasia service via their Centers for Animal Care in Rochester Hills, Westland, and Detroit. An appointment is required, so you should call or go to their website for more information. You can reach the Rochester Hills clinic at (248) 852-7424. You can reach the Westland clinic at (734) 721-4195. You can reach the Detroit clinic at (313) 872-0004. The general question and appointment information number is (866) MHUMANE (648-6263).
They also offer $5 Rabies, $5 Feline 1 HCP, and $5 DAPPv+L4 vaccinations. Additionally, you can have your pet microchipped for only $10! Your pets must meet age requirements for the vaccinations, so go to their website for more information. You do not have to provide income verification, you must pay in cash, and they serve 1,000 animals at each of the above clinics on a first-come, first-served basis. The hours for this service are 9 AM. to 1 PM. Please call them for updated days and locations of their clinical services.
Taylor Animal Shelter
Euthanasia is available for any pet that belongs to a Taylor resident for $100. However, non-residents can also use this service for $175. They are available Monday-Friday from 9 AM. to 4 PM. Their address is 25555 Northline Road. You can reach them at (734) 374-1354.
The Paws Clinic
Paws offers many low-cost vaccinations and surgeries. Their vaccinations range from $5 to $25; they will microchip your pet for $25. Please note, there is a fee for any debit card transaction over $25. If you pay cash, there is no fee. Call the clinic at (313) 451-8200 for more info!
A V-SNAP program is available for those with demonstrated need. It provides spay/neuter services and surgeries at a reduced cost. It is available to those with an income of $10,830 or less per year, if single. A family of three qualifies with $18,310 or less of income per year. They accept tax returns, unemployment checks, or government assistance as proof.
All About Animals Rescue (AAAR)
A nonprofit founded in 2005, AAAR is a transparent and effective organization. They provide “health screenings, low cost vaccines and preventative care.” They even offer a mobile support unit to under-served areas of Michigan at low-cost to no-cost! To see their prices for vaccines and wellness care packages, click here.
They have created a free Michigan hotline for pet owners who need spay/neuter help. Additionally, they provide clinic and veterinarian referals. Their hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 AM. to 3 PM. You can reach them at (888) 5SPAYHELP.
Need help feeding your pet?
Many pet food banks are available to help low income Michigan residents feed their furry family members. If you’re having trouble affording pet food, check out these excellent resources!
Pantry 4 Paws Pet Food Assistance Program
Pantry 4 Paws provides food for pets. If you need pet food assistance, please go to their website. This service is available to those in Wayne County, Oakland County, Metro Detroit, and Washtenaw County. Give them a call at (734) 855-4077!
P.A.W.S. of Michigan
P.A.W.S. has a pet food bank program that partners with local food banks. Please have proof of your low income, as some food banks require it.
Wyandotte Soup Kitchen at Congregational Church, 98 Superior St., in Wyandotte. They give away pet food on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 PM. until the food is gone.
New Dimensions Outreach at 20320 Superior in Taylor. You can reach them at (734) 444-9694. They open on Tuesdays at 1 PM. Please call them first, as they may require paperwork.
Community Sharing at 2909 N. Milford (Apollo Center) in Highland. You can reach them at (248) 889-0347.
Our Lady of the Angels Food Pantry at 6442 Pelham Road in Taylor. You can reach them at (313) 381-3000. They do have low-income requirements, and they may not always have pet food.
Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue / Full Bowls, Full Bellies Pet Food Program
They offer a food program for those in Wayne County and surrounding areas. Please visit their website or call (248) 788-7050 for more information. You will need to fill out their application and email it to [email protected]