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The responsibility of caring for my pets keeps me alive sometimes.
– Ryan, Hillsboro
Street Dawg Crew 2020 Numbers
42,000 pounds of pet food distributed.
3,600 pets received free food and medical services.
$6,000 in emergency vet funding provided.
320 free vaccinations and spay/neuters provided.
Pet Food Distribution
Every Sunday at 12:00 noon, our small band of committed volunteers gathers at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City, UT to perform our weekly pet outreach. There, we provide pet food and a myriad of pet supplies such as kitty litter, collars, leashes, collapsible bowls, pet toys, and pet coats/jackets for the winter months. As an extension of our weekly Pet Outreach Program, we also provide pet food and supplies to other vulnerable and low-income populations, including former homeless individuals who have transitioned into housing, as well as low-income veterans, domestic violence survivors, and seniors (through the Meals on Wheels program).
Every year, we partner with local veterinarian clinics to provide free vaccination clinics for homeless and low-income clients. Last year, 120 dogs and cats were vaccinated through our clinics. We are happy to provide these life-saving clinics for our clients, which keep their pets safe and healthy.
For the general population, the life of a homeless individual is unfathomable. For a homeless individual with a pet, life is hard, and choices few, but watching their pet suffer is unbearable.
We believe in responsible pet ownership, and have teamed up with Humane Society of Utah and Salt Lake County Animal Services to cover expenses for spay/neuter and other medical procedures. In particular, spay/neuter is typically a requirement for transitional housing, so we know getting these services done in advance also helps in the long run. Please contact us if you are in need of a spay/neuter voucher. When possible, we try to help our clients defray the cost of veterinary visits for emergency procedures. A great resource for medical assistance is the Pet Samaritan Fund which provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s). If you or someone you know has a pet not receiving proper medical care due to extreme financial hardship, please contact them directly.
Help us continue our mission of serving pets of the homeless and other low-income and vulnerable populations by making a donation, in-kind contribution, or volunteering your time with Street Dawg Crew of Utah!
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Street Dawg Crew of Utah