PAAS’ Pets for Life (PFL) program provides free veterinary care, services and information to people and their pets in communities with limited or nonexistent access to pet wellness resources. This groundbreaking approach opens doors and builds relationships in underserved communities through strategic, positive community engagement.
The program philosophy promotes the understanding that a lack of access to pet services, as well as a lack of financial means to obtain them, does not equate to a lack of love felt for and provided to a pet. Everyone’s lives can be enhanced by a pet, and those who choose to should have the opportunity to experience the unconditional love and meaningful relationship a pet brings.
Currently, PAAS is focused in delivering pet owner support services in Vinita and Tahlequah, OK, which have 25% and 30% poverty rates respectively. By providing residents with consistent access to spay/neuter, basic pet wellness care, supplies and information for their pets, we are keeping pets healthy and happy in the homes they already have.
PAAS was chosen to be a partner of the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life national program to bring this innovative outreach approach to northeast Oklahoma and to serve our pet-owning neighbors in such meaningful ways. Click here to learn about the award PAAS received at the 2018 HSUS Animal Care Expo in Kansas City!