ForCentralCoastdogsandcatswithoutguardians,donationsLITERALLYmakethedifferencebetweenneglectandnurturing,hurtingandhealth,abandonmentandalovinghome. Weappreciateourcommunity’sgenerosityandcommitmenttoanimals. Please Join us in this effort by contributing today. There are MANY ways you can make a difference! (All donations are tax deductible.)
The Animals In Need Fund is a non-profit 501c3 corporation dedicated to the health and wellbeing of cats and dogs. It is our mission to reduce animal suffering by:
Preventing over population with our low/no cost spay-neuter programs
Rescuing high risk cats/kittens from the county shelters and rehoming them through our partnership with PETCO
Providing no interest loans to qualifying families whose pet is facing a medical emergency
Our commitment to community outreach and education
The Animals in Need Fund continues to grow and add new programs every year. When we began in 2008, our main mission was to intercept stray cats and dogs brought to us by Good Samaritans and San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. We still provide this service, but have become so much more. We are very proud to offer $20 copay feline spays and neuters to everyone regardless of financial standing. We are able to schedule both during the week and the 3rd Sunday of every month when we hold our monthly high volume spay/neuter clinic. In addition to cats, we also offer low cost spay/neuter services for most canines though financial hardship must be proven to qualify. We also secured a grant specific to the two breeds representing the highest occupancy of the local shelters, Pit bulls and Chihuahua's. We are thankful that we are able to offer low/or no cost assistance in the altering of these breeds. Through a partnership with the 5 cities homeless coalition, AINF is able to reach the pets of our underserved community. We participate in 4 events a year where homeless owners can bring their canine companions for health exams, vaccinations, flea treatment, and receive a spay/neuter voucher. By altering and vaccinating the companions of homeless individuals, we are insuring the safety of the community, while protecting and providing security for both pet and owner. In addition to our community programs, we provide loans for families lacking the ability to fund a pet's catastrophic health crisis. These are no interest loans that can be paid back at a rate that is within the individual's financial means. This offers owners an option other than surrender or euthanasia of a beloved furry family member. We are always growing and on the lookout for ways that we can further solidify the human-animal bond.
Thank you so much to our partners who help us provide the best care possible: