At Atlanta’s Paws, Whiskers & Wags, we love our family pets as much as you love yours. Who could imagine having to give up such a special member of the family? However, this is exactly what happens to many seniors and disabled individuals in our community every day. We hate to see families broken up over the cost of care, and that’s why we think that P.A.L.S. is so special. Continue reading to learn about this wonderful organization.
What Is P.A.L.S.?
P.A.L.S. stands for Pets Are Loving Support. This non-profit group is based in Atlanta and helps to provide pet care for senior citizens, the seriously ill, and disabled citizens who are struggling to pay for their medical costs and their pet’s care. P.A.L.S. provides free pet food and basic veterinary care, allowing pets to stay with their families.
P.A.L.S. provides Pedigree food for dogs and Whiskas food for cats. If a vet recommends a special diet, P.A.L.S. makes every effort to get that food for the client. In terms of veterinary care, P.A.L.S. covers immunizations, heartworm prevention, and flea control. Other vet services are available at a discounted rate.
Who Is Eligible?
Anyone making less than $25,000 per year is eligible to apply for P.A.L.S. support, with priority given to people who cannot work for medical reasons. Income adjustments for people with dependents are considered on a case-by-case basis. Only animals that have lived in the home for one year or more are eligible for P.A.L.S. services. Beneficiaries are not allowed to get any new pets while receiving P.A.L.S. assistance or the service will be terminated.
How Can I Help?
P.A.L.S. always needs volunteers to help with data entry, reception services, food delivery, and more. Visit the P.A.L.S. website to learn about volunteer and donation opportunities.
At Paws, Whiskers & Wags, we love that P.A.L.S. keeps families together when they need each other the most. That’s why we support them and urge you to do the same. We also share their commitment to compassionate service for pet owners. When it’s time to let your beloved pet go, let us help you say goodbye with our pet cremation services. Call us at (404) 370-6000 to find out more.