There aren’t many things in life as heart wrenching as an injured, unkempt, and unwanted animal. One of the first places people look to for help when they have found a stray animal is their veterinarian. San Luis Obispo Animal Services is very generous with the limited funds they have however only basic life-saving costs are covered. Animals In Need was founded in 2008 and incorporated in 2011 to fill the gap. Animals In Need Fund has developed a four-fold approach to help animals in our community: subsidize veterinary care, support sterilization, collaborate with community animal interest groups, and rehome through our Petco Adoption Partnership and Animals In Need Fund adoption program
What We Do
The Animals in Need Fund accepts stray cats and dogs brought to us by Good Samaritans and San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. All animals are examined by a veterinarian, advertised in local papers with local rescue groups and veterinary clinics. If an animal is returned to its owner we ask for a donation to Animals in Need Fund. We also accept pets that are relinquished by their owners on a case-by-case basis.
The dedication of volunteers and the staff at the Nipomo Dog & Cat Hospital are the heart of our organization. We are looking for passionate volunteers and accept applications on an ongoing basis. To become a part of our efforts, contact info@AINFund.org.
In March of 2013, Animals In Need Fund began pursuing grants to support our innovative programs, meeting a tremendous need in south San Luis Obispo County. 2016 Grant Awards
Animal Charitable Foundation of Santa Barbara County- $5000
Woods Family Foundation- $20,000
Mayo Newhall Foundation- $10,000
Coast Hills Bank- $500
Miossi Foundation- $1000
Thelma Doelger Trust- $5000
On Shore Fund- $1000
2014 Grant Awards ASPCA $5000 Glide Foundation $9000 Ethel Frends Foundation $2000 Woods Family Foundation $10,000 Mayo Newhall Foundation $10,000 Pedigree Grant $700 Bernice Barbour Grant$ 5000 Santa Barbara Charitable Trust Grant $4000
AINF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation 525 Sandydale Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444 805-619-0588 Financial Assistance