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New Veterans Assistance Program

Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) is pleased to offer assistance to veterans for their cat or dog.  PCAS has arranged for 3 clinics (Humane Society of Pinellas, Operation SNIP, and SPCA Tampa Bay Veterinary Center) in the county to provide these services (sterilization, microchips, annual vaccines, rabies vaccine, Heartworm test, FELV/FIV test) at no charge to the veteran.  It is as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

Here are the steps:

  1. The veteran must receive food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, public housing assistance or be a disabled veteran to qualify. Once they qualify they will be issued a certificate allowing them services.  The Veterans Services Center will fill out the Pinellas County Veterans Aid Certificate sign and date it and give it to the veteran.  
  2. The veteran calls and makes an appointment at one of the clinics listed on the certificate.
  3. The veteran takes their pet to the clinic for the services that were scheduled and gives the clinic the certificate. The veteran will only pay for a county license which is $20.  That is the only fee that will be charged to the veteran.

If you know of a Veteran who is in need of assistance please refer them to the Pinellas County Veterans Services.  Please see http://www.pinellascounty.org/Veterans/locations.htm for locations.

This new program will be piloted in FY18 starting on October 1, 2017.

Doug Brightwell

Bureau Director  – Pinellas County Animal Services
12450 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774

Phone 727-582-2600