Veterinary Care for Pets of People Who Are Homeless

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Pro-Bone-O’s Goals?

  • Improve the health and well-being of pets of people who are homeless and who cannot afford veterinary care
  • Prevent birth of litters through education and providing financial assistance for spaying and neutering
  • Stop the spread of infectious diseases and parasites in the community
  • Encourage and foster the human-animal bond

Who Does Pro-Bone-O Serve?

Pro-Bone-O provides services to people who are homeless; those who do not have a fixed, regular, or adequate residence. We consider someone homeless in these situations:

  • Living in a car, a recreational vehicle or camping
  • Living on the streets or in an abandoned building
  • Living in inadequate housing (no electricity, no running water, no heating)
  • Living in a transitional or emergency shelter
  • Couch hopping or living with friends/relatives for less than 6 months
  • Living in a motel, hotel, or short-term (1-2 weeks) apartment

What Services Does Pro-Bone-O Provide?

  • Well-pet examinations
  • Vaccinations
  • Administration of flea/tick/mosquito preventives
  • Distribution of preventive medication
  • Treatment for minor illnesses, diseases, and wounds
  • Spay/neuter vouchers to local area veterinary clinics
  • Distribution of food and treats, collars, leashes, supplies, pet beds, crates and carriers when available
  • Friendly, safe environment