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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

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having met several in this group , and personally know Karen M, I can say I have never met a more loving, caring, selfless, drama free organization such as FTLOP! They stop at nothing to help the helpless. That means 2 and 4 legged. They are small but mighty and are wonderful people to boot!
Sincerely, Karen Randolph!

1 Jamie Aitchison

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For the Love of Pets serves a purpose unique to our financially trying times: keeping companion animals with the families who love them. Not only do they serve the animals in their community, they go above and beyond the typical animal rescue group by helping people faced with difficult financial issues provide food and medical assistance for their companion animals. NAVS is proud to have awarded FtLoP grants to help continue their important work.