*** Please visit our Facebook page for current
UTD info on hours, announcements, etc.
*** We are NOT accepting any new clients at this time ***
(This includes those that have not been seen in the last 2 years or longer).
*** We do not have any walk-in hours at this time ***
All visits are being handled on an appt-only basis.
*** Pay It Forward does NOT do SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES ***
(nor any other surgeries).
Please contact C-SNIP at 616-455-8220 to get your pet spayed or neutered.
*** We do NOT perform any euthanasia for non-clients ***
*** We cannot do x-rays, nor any dental procedures.
*** Please give us a minimum of 48 hr notice for refills
on all medications when you call.
*** Due to the current Covid-19 situation, please call the clinic number
when you arrive for your appt. to let us know you are here.
No one is allowed inside the building. Thank you.
Pay it Forward Outreach (PIF) is a low-cost vaccination clinic dedicated to assisting pet owners attain vaccinations and basic treatment for their pets. We provide services to pet owners who may not otherwise be able to afford veterinary care, but everyone is welcome at our clinic. Although the cost is less, quality, compassion and individual care is not sacrificed.
Our volunteer-based "Black Cat Food Bank" is maintained on-site to assist pet owners that may need help with dog or cat food for their pets. When available, we have pet food, toys, bowls, collars, etc. Donations of any of these items are always welcomed to help us assist families in need.
(*** Please note that "we only have what we have" - - "Specific" food requests/brand names may/may not be available, as we only have what has been donated to us ***).
We are NOT a full service clinic, which is one of the reasons we are able to keep costs low, and maintaining less overhead than a full service clinic. Services we offer include:
- Vaccinations for dogs, cats, ferrets, and other exotics. All medical visits are currently being handled on an appt-only basis. (Office visit/exam costs vary depending on income).
- In-house testing for heart worm, feline leukemia, and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), fecal analysis, urinalysis, parvo virus, ear cytology, and other areas are available.
- Detailed blood work tests are sent to an outside lab with results in 24-36 hours.
- Treatment for urinary tract infections, skin infections, allergies, worms/parasites, ear infections, thyroid disease, and other minor infections/conditions/ailments.
We currently cannot offer radio-graphs (x-rays), surgeries, sedation, or anesthesia services. Therefore, treatment situations which requires a pet to be stabilized (example; requiring oxygen, overnight hospital stay, IV-administered meds, injury/illness requiring radio-graph or ultrasound, immediate results for blood work, aggressive pet who need sedation for treatment) are referred to a full-service clinic or an emergency veterinary facility.
We understand the important role pets play in the lives of our clients. The human-animal bond is special and does not change just because financial challenges do. We assist pet owners by keeping vaccinations up-to-date and treating minor conditions/ailments in a cost-effective and high quality manner. Pay It Forwards' philosophy is that keeping pets up-to-date on vaccinations reduces the likelihood of costly treatment your pet may require in the future.
Feel free to explore our website. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, you may submit them through our website here, email us at email@example.com, our Facebook page, or give us a call.
Our emergency contact partner, Blue Pearl Veterinary in Grand Rapids, handles all after-hours calls and urgent cases, along with a night and weekend answering service. Call our clinic number at 231-799-1074, follow the prompts, and someone from Blue Pearl will gladly talk with you, or direct you with any emergency first aid for your pet.
Blue Pearl's website www.bluepearlvet.com - Their phone is 616-284-5300.
Pay It Forward is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on donations in order to help families that may not otherwise be able to provide the necessary care for their family pets. If you would like to donate, please click the donate button at the bottom of this page. This will take you to our PayPal account, which accepts credit cards. All donations are tax deductible - Thank you for any amount you can give!
Want to help us help others? Contact us about volunteering or make a donation. Every little bit helps.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma (“Great Soul”), Gandhi