As of January 1, 2017, FCACC now runs Pets for Life in Chicago as an official mentorship group of The Humane Society of the United States! Pets for Life (PFL) is an innovative national program that serves people and their companion animals living in underserved communities by increasing access to pet services and information through strategic door-to-door outreach, relationship building, and establishing a consistent community presence. The HSUS has provided some initial funding to FCACC and will be providing professional guidance throughout the transition and on an ongoing basis.

Currently in Chicago, Pets for Life focuses specifically on the 60623 and 60624 zip codes, which represent the North Lawndale and Little Village neighborhoods. By providing residents with access to spay/neuter, veterinary care, supplies and information for their pets, PFL is addressing the critical lack of accessible, affordable pet care in underserved communities, keeping pets healthy and happy in the homes they already have, and helping reduce intake numbers at Chicago Animal Care and Control.

If you would like to find out more about Pets for Life and how you can help, please contact Heidi Lau at heidi@fcacc.org.

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