We always want to do more at HoPe. We are constantly (and gratefully) inundated with calls from pet owners who have little to no money for their pet’s health care. Our focus is providing quality veterinary care to pets of the homeless, not because that’s all we care to help, but because it’s all we can afford to help. The ugly truth is: we have to draw the financial line somewhere.
We have great sympathy for those in our society that are caught in economic wasteland of the lower-middle class. You finally got back on your feet. You finally got a home to live in and a little food to put on your table, and yet not quite enough money to financially care for the pet who stood by you when you were at your worst. We would love nothing more than to be able to say “Yes!” to everyone, nothing would make us feel better. “Yes, we can help fix your dog’s fractured leg! Yes, we can make your cat feel better, right now!” And yet, we can’t. There is just not enough money in the coffers, to help them all. And honestly, often times there’s not enough money to help the community we promised. It’s frustrating.
We are comforted by knowing that there are low-income veterinary care providers out there to help those owners that can’t bridge the financial gap. We are also inspired by the knowledge that we are the sole provider of veterinary care to pets of the homeless, that we fill a much needed void. For us, providing care to these pets who have provided so much emotional support and love to their homeless owners, is so gratifying. Playing a part in the cycle that is the human-animal bond is why we’re here.
How You Can HelpThere are many ways to help and get involved. Every pet deserves a better life even though they are not in the best of situations. www.HoPeVeterinaryCenter.com