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
- 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
- Referrals for emergency medical procedures
- Friendly, safe environment