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If you or someone you know are facing pet related challenges and need help, please complete, and submit a request on the help form below. We will review your request and respond during regular business hours. All requests will be kept confidential.

Social Service agency staff do NOT complete this form. 
Please contact christy@peopleandpetsbtf.org to receive the client referral form link.

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additional resources

If you or someone you know needs help beyond the services we offer, please contact the resources noted below.

Call 211
2-1-1 is a free telephone number providing access to local community services. 2‑1‑1 is available in multiple languages, allowing those in need to access information and obtain referrals to physical and mental health resources; housing, utility, food, and employment assistance; and suicide and crisis interventions.

The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation by betterTogether. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed. We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and carefully review their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that most of these programs require that the request be made prior to the pet being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – 500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself.

financial aid resources for pets and people

Click the underlined options below for more information.

pet food pantries

Contact for more information.

Michelson Found Animals at the YMCA
Wednesdays at the Weingart YMCA – 11 am until food runs out
2900 Whittier Blvd, LA, CA 90023 (East LA)

Michelson Found Animals at the YMCA
Tuesdays at the Munger Family YMCA – 11 am until food runs out
4301 W. 3rd Street, LA, CA 90020 (Koreatown)

The Rescue Train
Food Bank services are by appointment only. Serving the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area. Must have proof of low income and a spayed/neutered pet. 

818-927-1364 and leave a message

Pasadena Humane Society
Food Bank services are by appointment only.*

The Helping Paws Pet Food Bank offers free food and supplies to dog and cat owners in need. Please complete an application online at:

https://pasadenahumane.org/services/owner-assistance/pet-food-bank/. You will be contacted within 72 hours by a Pasadena Humane staff member with next steps. Current Food Bank members, please contact Helping Paws directly: 626.792.7151 ext. 281 or helpingpaws@pasadenahumane.org.

Fix N Fidos

Pet food delivery to those in need. Send requests to: fixnfidos@gmail.com and include:

1. Picture of the food you are currently using
2• First & Last Name 
3• Address, including City, State and Zip Code 
4• Best phone number to reach you at. 
5• Please share a little info about your current work situation. 
6• If we are able to purchase the food at a pet store near you, please let us know if you are able to pick up from that store.
7• How urgent is your need?
8• Is your pet spayed/neutered? If not, we can help get them fixed! 

low cost spay/neuter and other surgeries 

Click the underlined options below for more information.

help for tenants facing eviction

Click the underlined options below for more information.

help for tenants facing pet related discrimination

Click the underlined options below for more information.