Pets Are Loving Support, Inc. (PALS)
Pets Are Loving Support, Inc. (PALS) has provided vaccines, high-quality pet food, and health-protecting medicines to pet owners for 33 years. Pets may be a companion pet or service animal belonging to a person whose income is no more than $30,000 a year, and whose owner has a chronic illness such as HIV/AIDS or cancer, or are disabled, or over the age of 65.
While PALS negotiates with pharmaceutical companies for reduced-cost vaccines and heartworm, flea, and tick prevention medicines, the cost for these health-protecting medicines is still significant for us. The vaccines and prevention medicines can easily cost $500 per year through a private veterinary practice, which our clients could not begin to manage on such small incomes.
PALS supporters are very generous with pet food donations, but the demand for pet food never diminishes. When our supplies run low we buy high-quality foods; we never turn away a pet and their human. This year to date, PALS has provided over one ton of pet food to pet owners in our program.
In 2024 we are asking supporters to fund a pet enrolled in our program by donating to cover a pet’s annual vaccines and medications, their food, or both. This is a rewarding way to know you are making a big difference in the health of a pet whose owner depends on PALS every month.
Consider asking family, office mates, book club members, or your neighbors to choose a PALS pet, and together you can donate to cover the 2024 costs for that pet. Think of it as adopting a pet you don’t have to walk or empty its litter box! Our goal is to have every pet enrolled in our program supported at some level.
The Board members, clinic volunteers, and staff hope you will help PALS pets in 2024 through this new opportunity to get to know the pets PALS supports.
Founded in 1990, it is the mission of Pets Are Loving Support, Inc., (PALS)- an Atlanta-based 501 (c)(3) to provide ongoing care and support to the pets of low-income Atlanta area persons living with critical illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or cancer, the disabled, and people over 65. PALS clients are provided with high-quality pet food, vaccinations, and heartworm and flea/tick prevention medications for their dog or cat.