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Lake Humane Society, Project Hope for the Homeless Announce New Partnership

The two organizations will help care for pets that belong to homeless owners while they establish permanent housing.
Credit: Lake Humane Society

MENTOR, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society announced a new partnership with Project Hope for the Homeless on Tuesday.

By teaming up with one another, both pets and the homeless population in Lake County will be better served.

"When a guest arrives at Project Hope for the Homeless who requires services and also owns a pet, Lake Humane Society will care for the pet for up to 30 days at no cost to the guest of Project Hope for the Homeless," Lake Humane Society said in a news release.

Additionally, all food, medical services, enrichment activities, vaccinations, and spay and neuter services  will be 100% covered by the Lake Humane Society during that 30-day period.

"Many people find themselves in unfortunate situations due to sudden job loss or other loss of income. Lake Humane Society strives to keep pets with their family while also offering support and care to the person struggling and their pet. Partnerships like this are vital in the community and we look forward to supporting the guests of Project Hope for the Homeless,” said Lori Caszatt, Executive Director of Lake Humane Society.  

“This partnership will help care for both the pet owner at our shelter and the pet at the Humane Society until both are able to get a happy home together again,” said Judy Burr, Executive Director of Project Hope for the Homeless. 

After permanent housing is established and the pet goes home, Lake Humane Society continues to offer services including a pet food pantry and low-cost wellness clinic to the clients. 

“Pets are family and losing a piece of your family because you are homeless can be devastating. As long as a pet is being properly cared for, we will always support keeping a pet with their family,” Caszatt said.

For more information on Project Hope for the Homeless, click HERE.

To learn about Lake Humane Society, click HERE.

Editor's Note: The following video is an unrelated story from August 2022.

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