Partner Profile: Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center

Partner Profile: Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center

OAA welcomes the Neighborhood Pets Outreach and Resource Center to our growing list of partners. February is their month-long fundraising appeal, and all money raised funds their ***free*** spay/neuter program!

Mission: The Neighborhood Pets Outreach & Resource Center (NPORC) mission is to keep pets in their homes through affordable pet care, resources, and education.  NPORC makes this possible by offering affordable and accessible resources.

The original NPORC site is a storefront located in the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland.  Program services are available to all low- income City of Cleveland residents. The program offers low-cost vaccine clinics, low-cost flea/tick prevention and parasite treatment, free spay/neuter program, pet food bank, free education and training classes, low-cost pet supplies, and unlimited counseling as needed.

Neighborhood Pets is a walk-in facility, open three days a week and also by appointment. The program also hosts free weekly group dog walks and training sessions for members. Families qualify to become members of the program if they live within the City limits and have a household income below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Neighborhood Pets currently has nearly 3,000 unique human clients. That number continues to grow each day.  The need for NPORC services is evident–36.2% of Cleveland’s residents live below the Federal Poverty Level, and over 60% are living at or just above Federal Poverty Level. The accessibility and affordability of vet clinics, pet supplies, and other pet services proves to be an obstacle. NPORC’s goal is to create a second “satellite location” to be located within the next highest-need area of Cleveland that currently has very little, if any, pet care resources.

Services available to City of Cleveland residents with qualifying low income:

  • Counseling, information, and resource referrals
  • Affordable pet supplies
  • Emergency pet food assistance
  • Low-cost flea prevention and dewormer
  • Low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics
  • Free ID tags and gently used collars/leashes
  • Free spay/neuter for dogs and cats living in qualifying zip codes
  • Medical assistance funding for emergency medical cases
  • Euthanasia services for clients who are unable to afford the cost

Note: The NPORC program is membership based. Individuals and families with qualifying low income who live in the City of Cleveland are eligible. Membership allows residents to access the services listed above. Non-members may purchase flea prevention and dewormer at full price and may also shop for supplies. This support from the wider community helps to fund programming for NPORC members.

Service area: City of Cleveland

Learn more: For further information, see the NPORC website, FaceBook page, or contact:
Phone: (216) 505-5853
Slavic Village: 3711 E 65th St, Cleveland OH 44105
Collinwood: Inside Five Pointe Community Center, 813 E 152nd St, Cleveland OH 44110