Grass Roots Rescue provides veterinary care for the pets of people with limited income. Your donations have enabled us to provide $15,000 worth of vet care to dogs and cats since GRR was started in August 2013. That is in addition to the the vet care that we provided for GRR dogs and cats before they are adopted. Your donations make this all possible.
The state’s Spay & Neuter Program provides low-cost spay and neuter services to cats and dogs of income eligible applicants. Those who are eligible may have up to three pets spayed or neutered every fiscal year for $20 each. So please check out the state web site before applying to GRR. If you need help with a stray cat, please check the state’s info on Found/Stray Cats.
If you need help with your pet’s veterinary care, please fill out our medical assistance form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t help every animal, but we do what we can, one animal at a time. Your donations make the difference! Here are some stories of animals helped by GRR.
A man said he would shoot this kitten to “put out of her misery.” Melissa rescued the kitten, whom she named Patches, took her home, and tried to find a group to help with vet care for her, as she describes below.
The vet believes this poor girl was run over and because of this, her leg was broken at the shoulder and twice at her knee, and she sustained injuries to her head, neck, and eye. Here is Melissa’s story of what happened: “To everyone at Grass Root Rescue you are wonderful!! I had my back against the wall when I took in a little kitten that had been injured and where she was at the person was going to shoot her so that she wouldn’t suffer anymore. I couldn’t let that happen! More about how Melissa found GRR and how Patches is doing
Diamond’s story, as told by his Mom
“My six month old rescue dog Diamond in September, 2014 became very sick and we immediately took her to a local pet ER and was charged some $255.00. We took her back home and she did not get any better!! Within 48 hours her situation became worse, she was deathly sick and at this point we had no more money!! Funds were very tight and limited but there was no way I could watch my dog die without trying everything I could to save her. I searched the internet and found multiple listing of emergency pet funds but had no luck! ”
More about Diamond
Here’s Moo’s story from his new Mom, Suzanne
“GRR Saved the Day Moo is healthy and happy and warm all because of the help of Grass Roots Rescue ! After I brought him in from outside he and my other 2 cats got along great but my girl cat began to get very ill , the vet said the new kitty may have been the reason and he needed to be tested ! I didn’t have the funds to do that so I reached out to GRR and they stepped right up and paid for the visit and testing for Moo ! Moo is a healthy baby who just had a cold and shared it with my other cats ! Moo and all my animals are healthy and happy thanks to GRR! They are an awesome organization!!!”
Scooter’s story, as told by Brook
“This is Scooter. He is 8. Too young and loved too much to be facing euthanization. He has been my sidekick for 7 years. However on Christmas Eve, Scooter, who is strictly an indoor cat, was somehow terribly injured on his right shoulder. He used to enjoy tearing and ripping around under our sofabed. My best guess is that he got caught on a thick spring or a large upholstery staple. Anyhow, his shoulder was ripped open to the bone. I called several vets and got estimates and there was no way I could afford to pay for Scootys surgery. I couldn’t even afford to put the poor guy to sleep. More about Scooter and how Brook found GRR
Brady, as told by his Mom, EV
Just updating you. You played a very important role in prolonging Bradys life for 5 months. He passed back in September. I will never forget what u did for him and I. Please, if there is anything I could ever help your organization with, please contact me. I’d like to give back.
More stories about dogs and cats who wouldn’t have gotten vet care without GRR: Animals Helped