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Neighborhood Pet Partners Program (NPP) is a program of The Animal League.

 

The Animal League's Community Outreach Department is aimed at helping to keep pets happy and healthy in targeted neighborhoods initially in Lake County, FL.

 

Neighborhood Pet Partners Program assists neighborhoods where residents either have limited access to pet resources or have limited financial means to care for their pets. We provide them with necessary resources to keep pets safe, healthy, and comfortable. Food, healthcare, improved living conditions, and spay/neuter services are provided to these communities at no cost to the pet guardian. This program is best served as a community effort.

 

We welcome your assistance as a volunteer, program partner or sponsor, or donor in the assistance of improving animal welfare.

Our Goals

Neighborhood Outreach

Neighborhood Pet Partners Program is an extension of The Animal League’s existing outreach program, Nourish the Needy, which began in October 2011 and provides 20,000 pounds of pet food to food pantries every year. Neighborhood Pet Partners Program provides outreach support, such as pet education, pet supplies, and medical services, to underserved neighborhoods. Helping one pet at a time is what this program is all about. Through our outreach we provide education on the benefits of spaying and neutering and tips on keeping pets healthy and happy.

Keep Pets Happy & Healthy

Neighborhood Pet Partners Program is aimed at helping to keep pets happy and healthy in targeted neighborhoods throughout Lake County, FL. Neighborhood Pet Partners Program assists neighborhoods where residents either have limited access to pet resources or have limited financial means to care for their pets. We provide them with necessary resources to keep pets safe, healthy, and comfortable. Food, healthcare, improved living conditions, and spay/neuter services are provided to these communities at no cost to the pet guardian.

Reduce Stray Population

The neighborhoods we target are carefully selected. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services helps us pinpoint areas in Lake County where it receives a high number of calls for stray, unaltered, and nuisance animals. According to research by the Humane Society of the United States, there are tens of millions of people living in poverty with their pets and 87% of pets in these communities are not spayed or neutered. These are the areas where the majority of stray pets are picked up, putting a burden on county shelters and therefore the taxpayer. Neighborhood Pet Partners Program targets these areas to offer free spay and neuter services.

Quotables

“Our first time out with Neighborhood Pet Partners Program allowed us to reach out to the children as well as the adults in the neighborhood. We talked to them about being responsible pet owners. If we can encourage our youth to be responsible pet owners then we can change the future of pet overpopulation.”

Joanne Rittenhouse

The Animal League, Humane Education Team Leader

“Helping one pet at a time is what this program is all about. Every pet is important and when you improve the life of one pet and assist one family, it has a ripple effect. As educated and productive citizens, the residents in these areas can be the most influential force in our community to breaking the cycle of pet overpopulation.”

Doreen Barker

The Animal League, Executive Director

“This program is a great way to illustrate to our community that we are here to help and when we work together, we can make a positive difference for everyone. We can’t wait to see the positive impact this program is going to have in our area.”

Todd Luce

Lake County Sheriff's Office Animal Services, Captain of Animal Services

“By working with local pet and community service organizations, community leaders and businesses, we not only make the lives of pets better but also work to reduce the pet overpopulation problem that exists in our county while taking the burden off our county and surrounding shelters.”

Jessica Whitehouse

The Animal League, Director of Development

Blog Posts

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Neighborhood Pet Partners Program Seeks Volunteers, Program Partners, and Donors

Neighborhood Pet Partners Program assists underserved neighborhoods with necessary resources to keep their pets safe, healthy, and comfortable. We are currently seeking volunteers, program partners, and donors who want to be a part of something great. Neighborhood Pet Partners Program will optimally serve the community when it is a community-wide effort. We […]

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Neighborhood Pet Partners Program Hits The Ground Running

On January 17, 2016, volunteers and staff from The Animal League, Lake County Animal Services, and Leash, Inc. arranged an introduction to Neighborhood Pet Partners Program by hosting a Bar-B-Que in a neighborhood off Bates Avenue in Eustis, FL. Volunteers served food to more than 30 families and provided free pet food, […]

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