We are deeply affected when we are confronted with the high cost of veterinary care or when our pets are diagnosed with serious illnesses. This Portland - Area Group provides services to feed, care and support pets in need. The agency provides a Paws Team Medical Director to identify the best treatment options for your pet's health and well-being and the highest quality care.
Money donations are appreciated but are not necessary for people with low incomes or financial worries. For more options, please contact your veterinarian or the Medical Director of the Paws Team of the Portland-Area Group for more information and contact information. Older pets may lose weight due to diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, heart failure, kidney failure or other serious diseases.
In behavioural therapy sessions, in which patients take part with a trainer, dogs learn to become familiar with animal husbandry and handling. Once the treatment of the dog is complete and he is ready, the strategy that works for him will be communicated to the primary veterinarian. His care will then be transferred back to you with new skills so that he can have a more pleasant veterinary experience.
Think of him as a lost cat, indoors - just, scared, looking lost indoors, in a yard where he could smell, or in the backyard.
If you find a stray or lost animal, please contact your local animal service centre to give the animal the best chance of reuniting with its owner. Ask family, friends and neighbors to help you find your pet as soon as you find it missing. Leave a neighborhood poster or newspaper ad, or go for a walk or jog through the neighborhood in search of a missing pet. Identify him / her by his / her characteristics, such as size, shape, colour, breed, size of the dog or cat, etc.
Some counties and jurisdictions do not have facilities for stray cats, such as the city of Portland and Deschutes County.
To visit the hospital or see if funds are available, please call 503-228-7281 for more information. If you live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas or Clark County, you can contact Portland Veterinary Medical Center's Stray Cat Program at 6755.
Depending on your dog's plan, a follow-up appointment may be recommended to assess his health and medical history. Our services and facilities are designed to help you and we take every opportunity to provide you with the best possible care for the health, wellbeing and beauty needs of your pet. We make it easy for you with CareCredit: Whether you use a health credit card for deductibles or pay for treatments and procedures that are not covered by insurance, Care credit cards can help make the health / wellness / beauty treatments you want today as simple as possible without paying for them.
For just $195, you and your pet can get a one-time appointment with a veterinarian at one of our three Portland area locations for a routine check-up.
The Pixie Project can offer low-cost medical and surgical services, including spay / neutrals, in some cases. The reduced $35 fee for neutering ($30) is also available to lower-income residents who receive government assistance or not. It is also available to low-income people, residents who receive or do not receive government support, and people with special needs.
The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) provides the Spay / Save program to residents of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties who receive federal assistance (Medicaid, WIC, SSI).
If your pet is microchipped, you can contact the microchip company and have them write a "lost or stolen" alarm on the pet's microchip so that they know that a concerned owner is looking for your pets when they scan them by the vet. If your dog or cat is missing, the first place you should check is your local animal welfare authority. You can find the animal services centre in your area by searching online for animal services in your area. Use this online service to post lost or found birds, as they could end up in one of the county's animal shelters listed above.
Euthanasia and cremation fees vary from $40 to $200, depending on the weight of your pet, but animals under 30 pounds are cremated for 30 to 60 cents per pound. Municipal cremations cost $30 per animal under 30 pounds, and animals over 30 pounds are decapitated at 30 to 60 percent of a pound, according to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.
In Multnomah County, stray dogs must be transported and license fees must be collected, according to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. Stray and lost cats can be kept at the Portland Humane Society for a fee of $5 to $10 per cat or $15 per dog. Lost cats stay hidden most of the time and very quiet, right in the house.