Animals in Need Fund
Nipomo Dog and Cat Hospital (NDCH) was established in 2008, and has a staff of 5 veterinarians who treat, on average, 30 dogs and cats a day. From the beginning, the hospital was confronted by a community need for pro bono work, particularly in two areas: the treatment and subsequent adoption of homeless dogs and cats, and the inability of low-income households to pay for spay, neuter, and life-saving surgeries. Our clientele not only come from the Nipomo community, but all cities in San Luis Obispo County.
Dr. Robin Shroyer, DVM, co-founder of Nipomo Dog and Cat Hospital, established the Animals in Need Fund (AINFund) in 2008. What began as an informal process of subsidizing necessary surgeries converted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2011. AINFund directly addresses the community needs described above, with an overall focus on avoiding unnecessary surrenders and the potential euthanasia of treatable companion animals.
- Provide shelter and veterinary care to dogs and cats who come to us with no owner, to reunite the pet with its owner if possible or to place the pet in a caring adoptive home.
- Promote and subsidize sterilization of all dogs and cats.
- Enhance the human-animal bond for underserved pets and their owners through education, accessible care, and strict spay/neuter requirements.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All funds are used to care for dogs and cats so they can be adopted into loving homes rather than euthanized. Donations are tax deductible.
Visit the Animals in Need Fund website at: www.ainfund.org