Between 5% to 10% of homeless people have pets
that provide companionship, protection, and unconditional love.
Volunteer with My Dog Eats First! 

"I've been volunteering with this group for a year now and it has made a difference in my life. No matter what the weather is like outside, whether I'm soaking wet, frozen or melting from the heat, I come home happy! MDEF is making a difference."

Linda - Louisville, KY

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Everyone Deserves Someone...

Our mission is to provide pet food, supplies, basic vaccinations and spay/neuter services for the pets of the homeless and underserved within our community. We provide this support in a judgement free environment for individuals and families in who are committed to the health and wellness of their pets and desire to keep them. In doing so, we believe we are:

  • Keeping the homeless united with what in most cases is the only living thing that provides with them with companionship, protection and unconditional love
  • Reducing the amount of healthy pets surrendered to shelters because of financial burden
  • Saving healthy pets from unnecessary euthanasia by keeping them with their families.

We believe in the love and companionship that companion animals bring to their underserved and homeless owners. Everyone deserves someone that makes them look forward to tomorrow.

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