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Heart of Ohio PEts

Heart of Ohio PEts (HOPE) continues to focus on keeping healthy, altered pets in low-income households by providing pet food and pet services.  HOPE makes the following services available to low-income families in Centerburg and the surrounding area which includes portions of Knox, Morrow, Licking and Delaware counties.

Qualifications for receiving Assistance

If your family is a recipient of services provided by Interchurch Social Services of Centerburg or is receiving Federal, state or local assistance* you may qualify for obtaining assistance for your pet from HOPE.    

*Federal, state or local assistance includes

Ohio Direction Card (food stamps)
School meal program for children in your family
Schedule letter from Ohio Works First
Ohio Medicaid
Service-related disability
Tax return showing family income does not exceed 185% of federal poverty guideline
Disaster such as house fire, flooding, etc.

Pet Food Assistance

HOPE has distributed over 80,000 pounds of cat and dog food to families in the Centerburg area since it was founded in 2005. 

In order to receive this assistance, your family must NOT be engaged in breeding pets or in using them for illegal activities.   You must agree to maintain your pets in healthy condition.   Finally, you must agree to use the pet food which you are given to feed YOUR pets.  You cannot sell or barter the pet food for other products.

If you meet the above requirements, call David at 625-6363 to discuss your pet food needs.       

Spay/Neuter Assistance

HOPE has spayed and neutered 1429 pets since January 2007.

HOPE offers spay/neuter assistance to families who demonstrate a need for financial help.  Whenever possible, HOPE encourages the family to make a co-payment to assist with spay/neuter charges.    HOPE strongly recommends that all pets be spayed or neutered to eliminate unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.

If you need financial assistance with getting your pet spayed or neutered, please call Karen at 625-6748

Assistance with Pet Medical Costs

HOPE has assisted owners of 231 pets with pet medical costs since January 2008.

HOPE can also provide limited monetary assistance for pet medical costs which exceed the financial capabilities of low-income pet owners. Whenever possible, HOPE encourages the family to make a co-payment to assist with payment of these costs.  If you need financial assistance with pet medical costs, call Karen at 625-6748.

Housing Assistance

HOPE can provide affordable and safe housring for animals whose owners are hospitalized, homeless or impacted by domestic violence. Call David at 625-6363 if you require housing assistance.

Do you know of a pet that may not be getting the food or care that it may need due to the inability of the family to provide due to illness or loss of income? Let us know. CLICK HERE We will keep your identity secret unless you tell us otherwise.
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