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In an effort to reduce the homeless, neglected, injured, and abused canine population in central FL, METTA aims to keep pets in their loving homes. Below is a list of local resources available to pet owners that will hopefully prove useful and ultimately prevent owners from having to surrender their loved pets for the most common reasons we see; including behavioral, medical, and financial issues. We’ve also included resources that will hopefully be helpful to our pet-loving community in other ways. What to do if you found a dog; ways to help a feral cat colony; resources for pet owning homeless and victims of domestic violence, etc. 

We hope you find these resources helpful.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Vaccines, Microchips, Etc
  • A list of local Low-Cost Clinics

  • Why it is Important to Spay/Neuter

  • Why Heartworm Preventative is Important and Low-Cost Options

  • Low-Cost Clinics National Database

Veterinary Care Financial Assistance

We see many families having to make the difficult decision to give up a pet because they can't afford the pet's medical needs. This is a list of organizations who provide financial assistance and a few other financial resources.

Training Resources

Behavioral issues is a top reason pets are surrendered to shelters or re-homed. Here is a list of local force-free trainers, as well as low-cost/no-cost training options. We;ve also included a database to search for a trainer nationwide.

Safe Escape from Domestic Violence

Nationwide database for on-site housing, off-site housing, and community programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.

What to Do if You Find a Dog

You've found a dog. Now what?

Ani-Meals on Wheels

Special express delivery of pet food directly to the homes of needy animals living with senior citizens ensures that no loved and cared-for animal goes hungry. 

Housing Resources

Nationwide database of rental properties that accepts all breeds of dogs: and a list of insurance providers who do not discriminate by breed:

Pets of the Homeless

National animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

Thinking About Re-homing or Surrendering Your Dog?

Let's go over some resources available that might help you keep your dog. Do you still need to re-home your dog? We have a program to help you do that safely.

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