About Pet Patrol
Description of Services Provided by Pet Patrol, A People, Pet Partnership
· Any resident of Houston who is able to present a letter confirming a terminal illness (AIDS, cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, diabetes) diagnosis or elderly shut-in and proof of low-income status is eligible to be a client. The income must be $1,460 per month or lower (couples combined $1,900 or less).
· Once a client no longer has the animal companions with whom he/she registered at the intake, that person will no longer be considered a PPP client. If new animals are acquired, that person must proceed through the regular intake process to be considered as a client.
· Each client will receive assistance for up to two animals only. Ongoing assistance will be provided for these animals for as long as possible.
· PP will not cover any additional animals that may be added to a client's household. Our mission is to help people keep their animals--not to assist people in getting new animals.
· Except for rare cases in which the animal's health prohibits surgery, all PP animals must be spayed or neutered before they can be activated as a client. If an animal has not been spayed or neutered at the time of client intake, the companion animal will be spayed/neutered within ninety (90) days.
· Due to potential health hazards for our clients, PPP will not cover any animals that are under nine months of age. Reptiles, wildlife, amphibians, primates, ferrets or other animals that pose significant health risks will also be exempt from coverage.
· An annual recertification will take place to ensure that all clients are still eligible to receive services.
AIDS Foundation Houston
Bering Omega Community Services
Elder Services Providers’ Network
Harris County Animal Control
Neighborhood Centers Inc.
Sheltering Arms Senior Services
Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services
United Way Gatekeeper Program
Pet Patrol is a 501(c) (3) and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.