Created by the Humane Society of the United States and funded by PetSmart Charities, this outreach program addresses the lack of accessible and affordable pet care in under-served communities.
The Dallas Pets For Life program began in 2014 and focuses on a low-income area inside the 75216 zip code that has a high concentration of pets and people who love them. Despite the need for local pet resources, that area is void of veterinarians, pet supplies, groomers, boarding facilities, and other pet-related services.
PFL provides ongoing neighborhood outreach, plans community-wide events, and offers free or very low cost services, such as dog training, humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care. PFL strives for partnerships with animal welfare organizations and other community leaders and service providers, including faith-based organizations, social service programs, health care agencies, and local businesses.
PFL is based on the fundamental understanding that animal suffering exists where there is human suffering. To have an intentional impact, it’s critical to build trustful relationships with people and their pets, make information and resources affordable and easy to access, and establish an ongoing presence in areas where people conduct their lives.
For more information, visit the Pets For Life website or email pfl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)DallasAnimals.org.