Dallas Companion Animal Project (DCAP) announced the closure of its programs, including the merger of its Lucy Fund with the Humane Tomorrow’s Flower’s Fund. Both of these programs provide assistance to pet owners in financial difficulty.
“The loss of a pet can be very difficult for people,” said Maeleska Fletes, president of DCAP. “The Lucy Fund was named after a much-loved dog who passed away, to honor her memory by helping to keep other pets with their families. For nearly a decade, the Lucy Fund has helped pay veterinary bills to save beloved pets. We are happy to know that his legacy will live on with Humane Tomorrow.
Argyle-based Humane Tomorrow executive director Stacy Smith said the two programs go hand in hand. “Like the Lucy Fund, the Flower’s Fund assists pet owners in the DFW Metroplex who face the painful choice of having to euthanize, compromise care, or abandon an animal because they are not healthy. able to meet unforeseen expenses such as emergency medical care or unaffordable pet deposits.Our organizations have had a close relationship for many years and we look forward to continuing the good work of DCAP and the Lucy Fund.
Both programs have seen increased demand for assistance to pet owners in the wake of COVID-19 as pet owners face financial hardship and shortages of low-cost veterinary care. . Pet owners must complete an application and demonstrate that they have exhausted other options in order to qualify.
The non-profit organization Humane Tomorrow works to rescue and place unwanted and abused animals in North Texas, as well as provide spaying/neutering assistance and education to the community.