- Overview of Organization and Services:
The Greater Newbury Elder Pet Fund was founded in 2013 by Newbury Animal Control Officer, Carol Larocque. Recognizing the essential role companion pets play in the lives of their owners, the Greater Newbury Elder Pet Fund works to ensure no pet owner will be forced to relinquish their pet due solely to financial inability to provide for that pet. The program collects pet food and financial donations from community members. Pet food and other necessities are then delivered monthly to those in need. The program also helps with limited vet services.
The Greater Newbury Elder Pet Fund is a dynamic program constantly adjusting to meet the needs of struggling pet owners. From a program primarily focused on the needs of elder pet owners, the Fund now reaches out to serve pet owners of all ages with a particular focus on those with medical and/or mental health challenges. In addition to serving pet owners in the town of Newbury, the Pet Fund also serves the communities of Newburyport, West Newbury, Amesbury, Salisbury and Rowley. To better assist those experiencing financial challenges in providing for their companion pets, the Greater Newbury Elder Pet Fund partnered with the Community Food Pantry to provide pet food on-site during Pantry hours. The Food Pantry is open on Friday afternoons and welcomes anyone with no identification requirement.
If you are in need of help in caring for your pet, please contact the Elder Care Pet Fund at the phone and email shown above. They deliver.
- Demographics Served:
Adults: 19+, Families, Seniors: 60+
- City/Towns Served:
Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
- Types of Services Provided:
Food Pantries, Pet Food and Care