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For The Love of Pets

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: For The Love Of Pets is dedicated to keeping the family pet with the family that loves them.

Results: For The Love Of Pets is assisting 178 families in LaSalle/Livingston and parts of Will County with their pet food bank. We have helped to save 27 dogs and 13 cats that would have died because their owner's couldn't afford emergency veterinary care. We have helped place 23 dogs and 22 cats that have been victims of foreclosure and might be adding 3 more dogs to that list this week.

Target demographics: Any families with pets who are unable to keep them due to job loss, illness or any other temporary financial emergency.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2009 27 families with pet food bank, 12 dogs & 3 cats with emergency vet care.2010 64 with pet food bank, 13 dogs & 1 cat assisted with emergency vet care.2011 112 family assisted with our pet food bank, 3 cats & 4 dogs assisted with emergency vet care.

Geographic areas served: Pet food bank is restricted to LaSalle/Livingston/Will/Grundy & Cook Counties in Illinois. (But I will try to help you find assistance in your location if you need it.) Emergency Veterinary is limited to the State of Illinois but will soon be Nationwide. Foreclosure assistance program will begin in Illinois then move to other States as I get volunteers, so please call and check for assistance.

Programs: Pet Food Bank Emergency medical assistance Foreclosure assistance

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an Animal Control warden in Dixon, Il and personally know that this wonderful group has assisted numerous families with food, vet assistance and keeping their pets safe either with the families or with families willing to care for their Pets. They are consistantly working on helping families and pets and have assisted me with relocating pets from where I work(90 milesfrom Streator) that fell on hard times and were unable to keep or care for their Pets. Keep up the Wonderful work Karen!!! Barry DeBoor LCAC Warden, Dixon, Il.

Andrea K B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Karen McCumsey and her organization, For the Love of Pets, has been a God-send to myself and others. I have assisted in rescues as well as giving food to the needy and their is nothing this organization won't do for animals and families in need. From paying for veterinary care to rescuing and finding homes for animals, FLP is an organization that will bend over backward to help. They give food for animals kept by elderly, underemployed, veterans and sickly individuals that wouldn't be able afford to take care of their pets. They are a place that is definitely needed in their community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

ForTheLoveOfPets has done some amazing things for our community, and others out of state as well, that's how far a small nonprofit can reach with dedication and love for what they do, and lemme tell ya, everyone at ForTheLoveOfPets loves animals, all animals, if it wasn't for them, a lot of pets and pet owners would suffer, I've seen some pretty amazing things, from this nonprofit, from re homing pets that otherwise would have been homeless roaming the streets or sent to kill shelters to die, helping with outrageous medical bills, and vaccinations, spayed, and neutered, they have done so much for our community and others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of this organization for a few years now by volunteering my time in rescuing fostering and the transportation of animals and I find it to be one of the best that I have ever come across this is why I choose for the love of pets.

1 Ksnyder_

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit assisted from another state to save a life of a dog that had been shot in the face by a police officer. Without them, he wouldn't of been able to get care and most likely would have suffered longer or died. Thank you for being awesome!!!

1 Debra70

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was having trouble feeding my cats! A neighbor next door had somehow collected 12 furry kids and theses were furry catsLol Wekk this poor neighbor was overtaken in a fire started by hsome arsonist and he died from smoke inhalation. Well I collected up his cats and brought them to my house to stay! Well I called Karen and Marshal McCumsey and they helped me gfeed 13 cats until they slowly went on there way! These cats were feral cats and ate ran.lol I had Three of my own already ! I kept one of them! So after that i fed mine myself! We became very good friends. Even after a that she would bring a bag of food once in a while. She talked about some of the things she would have to do York other people and their pets ! They are a great place.amd without them I could have a disaster ! Thank you so very much Karen and Marshal and God bless you both❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the course of a few years, I have helped For The Love Of Pets by volunteering my time to their cause, and let me tell you, their cause is a great one. Throughout my time with For The Love Of Pets, I have seen many families helped, and have seen the impact that their assistance does have on these families. I have seen pets stay with their families, when otherwise, their families may have had to find a new home for them. I have seen strays find their way into loving families, and have personally helped with many deliveries, and have seen the happiness that even a little pet food can do for a family that has a beloved pet. Overall, For The Love Of Pets is a terrific nonprofit, and a very loving organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For The Love Of Pets is a wonderful organization, I've seen first hand how amazing it really is. Helping families that can not afford the every day expenses of a pet, without this organization there would be A lot of hungry and/or hurt furry loved ones around here. Thank you, Karen and keep up the good work!

1 Angie14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the Love of Pets is a great organization. In this tough economy this organization helps furry families stay together by helping human mom and dads with the cost of food, vet expenses, and in some cases foreclosure relief. I have witnessed first hand the happiness and stress release when families are given the means to care for there animals when they thought there only option is to give there furry children away.