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Cause 4Paws Gary

We would like to Thank the Banfield Foundation for sponsoring our No Pet Left Behind Program with Flea & Tick Medication. Every pet that enrolls in the program will be treated at the time of surgery. Preventing the spread of the flea & tick diseases helps to protect the pet and their guardian. We appreciate your support.

No Pet Left Behind

Program Guidelines


One request per household.

We encourage to to apply for the low-cost spay/neuter voucher (click here)

Cause 4Paws Gary, INC has designed this program is to help reduce pet over-population of dogs and cats in the City of Gary by providing residents with affordable, responsible pet ownership services to reduce overpopulation, and provide temporary pet food support . The target group is those who are suffering from an adverse financial hardship, or are receiving assistance from the following agencies:

  • Major VA Disability
  • SSI/SSI Disability
  • Unemployment
  • EBT Food Stamp Assistance
  • Public School Free Lunch Program
  • Energy Assistance
  • Section 8 Housing.

Participants must have a valid State issued photo ID that matches the application address.

We encourage spay/neuter services to help keep overpopulation, the spread of disease, and prevention of life-threaten and expensive painful surgeries of your household pets. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended the proof of spay/neuter of your household pets, however, it is encouraged.

Cause 4Paws Gary is an official spay/neuter assist group with Humane Indiana Services(formerly Spay Neuter Services of Indiana). We can help to facilitate the a low-cost spay/neuter voucher for $25.00 when you meet the above-listed qualifications.

VACCINES AND E-COLLARS ARE ADDITIONAL TO THE $25.00 VOUCHER. Guardians can choose to vaccinate their pet own their own prior to the surgery or at the time of surgery. If the Guardian chooses to have the pet(s) vaccinated at the time of surgery, you will be required to pay for those services directly to the participating veterinarian.

Street Cats(outside):  $40.00

Offers rental of humane traps, or assistance from the Guardian to trap members of the colony. Spay/neuter, ear-tip, rabies vaccine, pain medication, and return to base camp.  


Cause 4Paws Gary offers pet food assistance to qualified low-income residents in need. We offer dog food, cat food and cat litter. This is an available service to assure that the family pet has high quality nutrition for their daily sustainability. Enrollees must apply each month that the service is needed. Every pet in the household should be spayed/neutered/vaccinated or enrolled in our program to receive services. 


Must be at least 18 years of age to apply

Only the applicant can pick up requested pet supplies

We DO NOT offer a delivery service.

Multiple requests for supplies from the same household will not be honored

Residents attempting to acquire more supplies than what has been issued per household will be permanently banned from the pantry

Residents may NOT add new animals to their food requests. Exception: pregnant females

If the resident has a pregnant female in their care, they must indicate that information during the application process.

The pantry is not in a position to feed littering animals, as works against our goal to stop pet overpopulation in the City of Gary, and surrounding communities.

Any participant that pre-registers for pet food, but fails to show up for at least two consecutive months will be restricted from future registrations.

The Gary Pet Food Pantry is designed to be a temporary support system for pet parents in need. It is NOT designed to sustain animals for the duration of their life.

Any resident that is rude, disrespectful, or disruptive with our volunteers will be permanently banned from the pantry.

Emergency Medical Care:

Medical assistance funding is available for owned pets on a limited basis to assist with emergency surgeries, and cancer cases. Subject to availability. Does not cover routine vaccinations,x-rays, bloodwork, and grooming. Funding may cover a portion of the office visit at a pre-approved veterinarian for a diagnosis or second opinion. There is no guarantee that services will be approved. Payment is made directly to the vet's office. Funding can not be used to reimburse a pet owner. teleconference with a licensed veterinarian 24/7 and a $3000.00 emergency medical fund.