This program exists to help cover one-time costs for pet owners who cannot afford necessary emergency veterinary care. Its goal is to prevent unnecessary suffering and/or euthanasia of pets because the owner lacks financial resources.
The Paws In Need Boutique, which features unique animal-themed gifts for people and animals, raises money for the JLN fund. The boutique is located year-round in the lobby of Feline Veterinary Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton. It is open weekdays from 8 am – 6 pm.
Monetary donations may also be made, and are always appreciated. JLN volunteers also make catnip pillows filled with potent homegrown catnip. Pick up one for your 'nip lover at any of the following Tri-Valley locations:
- Pleasanton — Feline Veterinary Center, Town & Country Veterinary Hospital, Pleasanton Vet Hospital and Valley Humane Society
- Dublin — SAGE Center for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care, Ironhorse VetCare, and All Creatures Vet
- Livermore — Altamont Cat Hospital, Livermore Veterinary Hospital and Arroyo Veterinary Center
- San Ramon — Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital and Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care
A special Thank You to these generous veterinary hospitals for your support!
The Just Like New program was founded in 1995 by the late Jackie Barnett, a retired Pleasanton teacher and animal advocate who passed away in 2009. Jackie's legacy continues with the proceeds from the Animal Lover's Boutique and other fundraisers.
Over the years this program has saved the lives of hundreds of Tri-Valley companion animals.