Outreach

Dallas Companion Animal believes outreach programs like Pets For Life are the key to helping Dallas pets and the people who love them.

Created by the Humane Society of the United States and initially funded by PetSmart Charities, the program builds humane communities using innovative strategies and fresh approaches designed to extend the reach of animal services, resources, and information to under-served areas. Addressing the critical need for accessible, affordable pet care, outreach program helps animals by empowering the people who care for them.

Pets for Life provides ongoing neighborhood outreach, plans community-wide events, and offers free or very low cost services such as dog training, humane education, spay/neuter surgeries, and wellness care. Pets For Life strives for partnerships with animal welfare organizations and other important community leaders and service providers including faith-based entities, social service programs, health care agencies, and local businesses.

Pets For Life is based on the fundamental understanding that where there is human suffering, there is animal suffering. To respond effectively to this, we must reach out to an audience that has the least access to information about animal wellness. Building trustful relationships with people and their pets, making information and resources affordable and easy to access, and establishing an ongoing presence in areas where people conduct their lives are all critical to having a real impact. Experience has shown us that when we extend our compassion to humans as well as other animals and extend resources where needed, we can create long-term and meaningful social change.

For more information, visit the Pets For Life website.

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