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ONLY ESENTIAL APPTS. will be made.
ONLY ESENTIAL APPTS. will be made.
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 - Obtained during our walk-in vaccination hours of 10:00am - 12:00pm on Mon. Wed. and Fri. Or, you can call for an appointment if unable to come in during these hours (A $25.00 additional charge or more depending on income, will be assessed for an appt time). Appointments are required if your pet has any medical issues.
- In-house testing for heartworm, feline leukemia, and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), fecal analysis, urinalysis, parvo virus, ear cytology, and other areas are available.
- Detailed bloodwork 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, sedations, 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, or visit us at our Facebook page and like/follow us to continue to see updated stories, pictures etc. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, you may submit them through our website here, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, our Facebook page, or give us a call.
Our emergency contact partner, BluePearl 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.
We also have an evening and weekend call back non emergency service. A message can be left on our clinic number after hours, someone will get that message and call back if needed, or relay the message to the appropriate person.
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