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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To alleviate animal suffering and homelessness, set safe and humane standards for companion pets and shelters, and educate and increase awareness of the necessity for spaying and neutering to reduce the overall number of unwanted companion pets, eventually reducing the need for euthanasia.

Programs: To alleviate animal suffering; set safe and humane standards for companion pets and shelters; educate and increase awareness of the necessity for spaying and neutering; and to find quality homes for animals in need.

the purpose of the mobile vaccine clinic is to provide basic pet care services to individuals who may not be able to pay full service veterinarian clinic prices. Though the clinic is intended to provide care for pets belonging to underserved populations, it is not restricted to such and is open to any pets in need of care. The mobile vaccine clinic gives pet owners the opportunity to keep their pets vaccinated in accordance with the law, and for the animals' health, and allows them the opportunity to purchase much needed parasite control products to alleviate and prevent pain and suffering of their pets and diminish the possibility of the pet being relinquished to a municipal shelter and/or becoming homeless. All proceeds are used to provide care to homeless pets.

the purpose of the medical clinic is to provide spay and neuter services and vaccinations. These services are marketed to the general public but the organization also focuses agressively on communities with high rates of animal reproduction and pets belonging to low-income populations. Revenue from the medical clinic also helps provide services to less fortunate animals/homeless pets.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10 Robin29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a volunteer with Pawmetto Lifeline is so gratifying! The employees of Pawmetto Lifeline truly care about these animals and are making a difference. I would encourage every one to get involved to help save even more lives. I love the fact that there is no pressure or schedule and you choose the time you want to volunteer. It's also fun! If you are looking for a pet please check out all the wonderful ones we have looking for their Fur-ever homes.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

On December 4, 2014 my cat Agatha Abigail had a stroke and had to be put down. She was 16. Then, in February, my other cat Fisher stopped eating. He also had to be put down. I was very sad and a bit lonely. My husband died a few years ago so I'd been living alone, but I'd had our two cats.

Five days later I was going to return something to a store near Pawmetto Lifeline and I thought I'd just "stop in" to take a look. I filled out an application and I walked over to look into the cat room to wait for until someone to let me in. While standing there I noticed the back of a furry grey head in the top row of plexiglass cubicles. She turned around and looked at me, and that was that. Her name is Gracie, she's 2-3 years old and it is wonderful to have her here with me in her forever home.

She did have intestinal worms, but Pawmetto Lifeline provides a month of free per insurance with each adoption, so I was reimbursed for that expense.

Thank you to Pawmetto Lifeline for the wonderful service you provide--from me and the many loving pets you have saved.

3

Client Served

Rating: 1

We brought our dog to this organization to have a spay procedure performed. A month after the procedure she had some issues in which we took her to a specialist for at that time they found that she had an infection requiring immediate surgery and 24hr aftercare while performing the surgery to fix her the specialist stated there was no doubt the inflection was due to the improper spay procedure but he would not get involved his concern was to get the dog fixed. None the less $4700 later we now cannot get Pawmetto Lifeline to pay for their mistake since I wouldn't bring her to them where they nearly killed her the first time and they didn't have the proper facility to take care of her immediately. after countless emails and phone calls and reviews I have yet to hear from anyone other than their lawyer who tells me they will place lengthy and costly injunction against me for harming Pawmetto Lifelines economic advantage because I have written reviews everywhere to ensure no one else has the same experience. Since I put the sign on my truck I have found out of the avg 2 phoncalls a day 1 of them is usually a horror story similar to mine about this organization. HOW CAN I HARM THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OF A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION??? This organization is incompetent and irresponsible.

2

Client Served

Rating: 1

We adopted a female cat about a year and a half ago. Since we got her she has been sick so often, and right now we're starting to wonder if she was even spayed properly. We cannot afford to keep taking her to the vet. We feel that Pawmetto Lifeline lied about her health so she would get adopted. I would not adopt another animal from them. When I emailed them about this they ignored my email.

2 Mandy6

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pressure was on and everyone in the home could feel it.
The eldest son was about to turn 12 and we all knew what he wanted for his birthday.
The librarians at the school knew what he wanted. He researched for it online and in books.
The teachers and even the lunchroom staff at the school knew what he wanted. He polled other people about it.
God knew what he wanted for his birthday. Our son prayed for it for months.
Everyone, it seemed, knew what he wanted.
It was not a fancy video game. It was not a cool pair of heelies.
He wanted a dog.
Did not have to be a fancy dog, or papered. Did not have to be photogenic.
It just had to be a great dog.
After weeks of scouring at the Humane Society and the internet, after visits to about 30 dogs who for some sad reason or another, just didn’t seem to be able to fit into our family, we finally went to Petsmart for the Project Pet adopt-a-thon. On May 5th, just 2 days before he turned 12, my son practically drooled over every dog and cat in Petsmart. His dad and I read all the info on the dogs listed on the cages. At first, I scratched all the dogs behind the ears and then talked to them.
There was one particular older dog who, as soon as I touched his fur, leaned his graying muzzle into my hand and laid down.
I called my husband over and asked him his opinion; however, my mind was made up. I called my son over and let him visit with the 8-year-old dog. Tail wagging, droopy eyed with one cataract forming, this red furred beagle basset hound mix fell in love with my son and vice versa. Even the fact that the dog had heartworms didn’t deter us. Project Pet affirmed to us that they were treating the dog and he should be fine.
With that in mind, Tundra became an integral part of our family. Tundra is such a laid-back dog, it’s almost comical. He doesn’t chew on anything except his food and his tail. Always wags his tail happily, sleeps on the pillow with the self-confidence of one who knows his innate right to be there. Housebroken, though he isn’t exactly excited about the crate, Tundra accepts the times we need to leave without him, and is excited when we come home. He loves to go for walks and explore. He enjoys meeting other people and dogs. He isn’t aggressive, but neither is he a scaredy dog. He’s a self confident old man who doesn't look for trouble, just friendship and fun. Tundra gets along with cats, fish, birds, people, other dogs…but he does not like flies for some reason.
Every night, when I check on my boys as they sleep, I find Tundra on one or the other boy’s beds, cuddled and happy in their arms, with his head firmly on the pillow. When I wake up in the morning, Tundra is at the foot of my bed, usually snoring. He’s a loyal companion who has made our hearts and home a happier place. Tundra’s sunshine personality brightens my sons’ world and ours as well.
We were a little nervous when we looked for dogs because our eldest son has autism, but our fears proved groundless. Tundra could not be a better dog for our son, who adores every hair on his dog’s graying muzzle. They are inseparable, and it truly has made a lasting impact on our family’ life.
We cannot thank Project Pet enough for helping us find the right one for us! We want to adopt again soon, now we have bought our first home. Tundra enjoys his yard, and has recently made his presence known to all in the neighborhood. The kids adore him almost as much as we do, and the parents like him for being such a great playmate for the children. Tundra is now almost 15 and we have had some of the best years of our lives, thanks to Pawmetto lifeline and the great work they do.

2 Michelle55

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to give the utmost praise for this organization. They are tops in their efforts to shelter, love, and feed unwanted pets that people have let go or discarded. They are wonderful!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost 11 years ago we adopted our beautiful Andrew from Pawmetto Lifeline formerly know as Project Pet. He is still the most beautiful, well mannered cat you would ever meet!

1 Denise16

Client Served

Rating: 5

I called Pawmetto Lifeline and asked them to rescue this beautiful dog that hug out at a local fast food restaurant across the street from our busy mall. Seven months, Pawmetto Lifeline volunteers worked effortlessly to rescue Churches. They bought her expensive deli meats, waited for her arrival around the clock, loved her --spoiled her. It took them a total of Seven months to get her. She now lives with her rescuers and their other rescue dogs. I've seen pictures of Churches with her new family and she looks beautiful, happy, healthy, and rotten with love. Blessings to Pawmetto Lifeline volunteers!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have only the highest praise for Pawmetto Lifeline and the greatest respect for the staff and volunteers who work there. It takes a special kind of person to care for abused, abandoned or lost dogs and cats and I am so glad that these animals have Pawmetto Lifeline as an advocate. Our family has four cats adopted from Pawmetto Lifeline, the youngest having a severely broken tail when we brought her home. It's still shaped like a "Z" but all of our cats are fat, happy and well-loved in their forever hme.