The City of Chicago offers a low-cost vaccine clinic for local residents aged 18 years of age or older. Vaccinations include rabies, cat distemper, and dog distemper. Interested pet owners should expect a long wait for the pet vaccination services.
PAWS Chicago Lurie Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries. Pets must meet specific requirements such as weighing at least two pounds, being at least eight weeks old, and passing a checkup from the organization’s veterinarians.
West Side Animal Hospital offers affordable health care services for pets. Services include vaccinations, wellness exams, spay and neuter, and more. Emergency service may also be available. Please contact the number provided on their website.
Friendship Pet Food Pantry distribute pet food to residents in Chicago. Cat litter, pet toys, leashes, and other accessories are also provided while supply lasts. Anyone who lives in Chicago is eligible for assistance, regardless of income levels. Pets, however, must be spayed or neutered to qualify.
Irving Park Community Food Pantry runs a pet food corner program to assist unemployed families who have trouble feeding their pets. Please check their website for the latest pet food distribution schedule.
Red Door Animal Shelter’s CAFÉ program offers assistance to pet owners who have low-income or fixed-incomes. Clients who qualify can get anywhere between 7 to 10 days of pet food per month. Applicants must show proof of low-income and proof that animal has been spayed or neutered.
The Friendship Center offers grocery and pet food distribution for people in the community who are having a difficult time feeding their companion animals. You will need to bring proof of identification and proof of address on your first visit.
The Tree House Humane Society runs a pet food pantry for cat owners who are facing economical challenges. Individuals must apply and be approved by the organization before they can start receiving assistance.
Wild Hearts runs a sponsorship program, which provides mobility-impaired animals with the support necessary to maintain a good quality of life. Pet owners can visit the organization’s website to apply for the sponsorship.