Home for the Pawlidays Campaign
Mercy Cares is raising funds to help bring and keep pets home for the holidays. As a 501c3 non-profit, Mercy Cares was created to help pets in need. Through our veterinary clinic, we assist families to help maintain their pets’ health by offering comprehensive, low-cost veterinary care. We’ve also partnered and collaborated with the animal welfare community to decrease pet homelessness in Houston.
While our ultimate goal is to help pets find a home, and STAY in their homes, there are many steps along the way to accomplish this.
Here are a few ways that Mercy is directly achieving our goals:
LOW COST, FULL-SERVICE VETERINARY CARE
Due to financial circumstances, when pets contract heartworm or need costly surgeries, pet parents are forced to surrender their pets. At Mercy we are educating about pet wellness, and providing cost effective solutions to keep pets in homes.
We also work with many rescue and shelter organizations to stabilize homeless or abused pets, so that they can find a forever home.
SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES
The number one way to reduce pet homeless is by a spay or neuter procedure. This also tends to be the first step for shelter and rescue groups to take, in order to eventually have the pet adopted!
SUBSIDIZED BOARDING FOR RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
Many homeless or recovered pets need a place to stay while being stabilized or waiting for transportation. This is a crucial part of helping pets find a home.
ANIMAL WELFARE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Due to stress, animal welfare work can be taxing and cause quick burn-out. Because of this Mercy facilitates workshops designed to provide mental health support, help staff develop healthy coping skills, and increase team cohesion.
Since opening in 2018, Mercy Pet Clinic and Mercy Cares has taken on pet homelessness through a holistic approach that we believe works. We are proud to share our first ever Impact Report to showcase how we have addressed pet homelessness. Our work is only possible through the generous support of animal lovers like you, thank you!