Dog Wellness | financial assistance for veterinary care

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It can get expensive keeping us dogs healthy. And super-duper expensive when we get a serious illness or injury. So I dug up a bunch of organizations that offer financial assistance for vet care. Hope it helps.

Listed below are organizations that may be able to provide you with financial assistance paying for veterinary care. Many of them are specific in terms of the type of medical care they will cover. I encourage you to check the organization websites for specific, up-to-date information.

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Angels 4 Animals – (916) 941-9119www.Angels4Animals.org  – staff@angels4animals.org

Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need. Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. At Angels4Animals they believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Their work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. The services offered range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need.

Rose’s Fund for Animals – (877) 505-4234 – www.rosesfund.orgrosesfund@aol.com

Rose’s Fund recognizes that it takes more than love to save a life, and all animals deserve a chance. They will financially assist, to the best of their ability, pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss.

The Brown Dog Foundation – www.browndogfoundation.org/

At Brown Dog Foundation it is our mission to offer pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition in order to restore the quality of life for pet and owner.  Use the online form to apply for assistance.

American Animal Hospital Association – (866) 443-5738www.aahahelpingpets.org/ –  info@aahahelpingpets.org

Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, we offer grants for veterinary care of pets that have been abandoned and those whose owners are experiencing financial hardship. AAHA-accredited veterinary practices may apply for financial assistance on behalf of their clients in need.

Cody’s Club – (614) 620-2476 –www.codysclub.bravehost.com/ –  kraft.42@osu.edu

When facing radiation for your companion animal, this group may be able to make a tough decision easier. Cody’s Club provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.

The Assistance Dog United Campaign – (800) 284-DOGS (3647)www.assistancedogunitedcampaign.org/vouchers.html  – info@assistancedogunitedcampaign.org

Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs. Phone: 800 284-DOGS (3647)

Help-A-Pet – (630) 986-9504www.help-a-pet.org

Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. HelpAPet.org helps with vet bills for pets of the physically and mentally challenged, the elderly on fixed incomes, and children of the poor. Proof of income is required, and the pet owner must pay as much of the bill as they can to show the pet owner’s commitment to the well being of their pet. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to the veterinarian or medical care giver who is treating the animal.

Care Credit – (866) 893-7864www.carecredit.comcarecredit.com/vetmed/whycc.html

A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.

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Fetch a Cure – (804) 525-2193 –  www.fetchacure.org –  info@fetchacure.org

Whether it be through financial support or other resources, FETCH a Cure’s, Canines in Crisis program looks forward to providing families with a sense of hope.

God’s Creatures Ministry – (973) 694-5155www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.htmlGodscre@msn.com

This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.

Good Sam Fund – (614) 846-5800 www.medvetfoundation.org/index.aspmwyman1@columbus.rr.com

The MedVet Good Sam (Special Assistance and Memorial) Fund was established in 1999, well before the development of the Foundation. Its mission was then, and still is, to provide financial aid and support for sick or injured stray animals who are admitted to MedVet by Good Samaritans and animal lovers.  Each grant for assistance is limited to $500 per doctor per year and per patient per year.  Please click here for the criteria for you and your pet.

Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society – (780) 732-3522 – www.actss.ca/ –  needs@actss.ca

The Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society is a registered charity in Alberta, Canada that is devoted to making cancer treatment for pets a reality. The Lucky Moffat Memorial Fund (in loving memory of a very special dog), was developed by ACTSS to insure that all pets, can receive cancer therapies, regardless of their owner’s income.

IMOM www.imom.org

We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.  See the application criteria here.

Land of Pure Gold Foundation (working dogs diagnosed with cancer) landofpuregold.com

The Land of Pure Gold Foundation provides financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.  If your dog meets these criteria you can find information about applying for a grant at grants.landofpuregold.com.

The Perseus Foundation www.perseusfoundation.org/new-petowner/index.cfm

Provides information and support to owners whose pets are diagnosed with cancer.  Provides information on clinical trials.  Provides financial assistance through its Magic Bullet Fund

The Magic Bullet Fund www.themagicbulletfund.org/email@themagicbulletfund.org

The Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment costs.

Canine Cancer Awareness www.caninecancerawareness.org –  info@caninecancerawareness.org

Our mission is to provide you with knowledge and support so that you can consult with your vet to get the best possible treatment for your dog.  CCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting canine cancer. We help sponsor the veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those families in financial need who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment.

The Pet Fund – (916) 443-6007www.thepetfund.com/info@thepetfund.com

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.  Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or medical treatment. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.  ALL applicants are REQUIRED to contact The Pet Fund by phone BEFORE applying for funding.

United Animal Nations www.uan.org/lifeline/index.htmlinfo@uan.org
The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care.

Cats in Crisis www.catsincrisis.org

Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance.  You must complete the online application to be considered for aid.

Shakespeare Animal Fund – (775) 342-7040www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/ –  theshakefund@aol.com

Anyone can apply for funds, but SAF offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $35,000. Exceptions are made depending on circumstances. It is always a one-time grant

New York SAVE – www.nysave.org

NY S.A.V.E, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to the aid and assistance of low-income pet owners residing in one of the five boroughs of New York City, whose pet is in need of emergency veterinary care.

Piggers’ Pals www.piggerspals.org/mission.htmlinfo@piggerspals.org

A nonprofit organization designed to assist families in need seek specialty level care for their pets. The foundation will accept applications from individuals or families that require financial assistance to provide advanced medical and/or surgical veterinary care that will extend both quantity and quality of life for their pets that would otherwise not be available to them.

Int’l Assoc of Assistance Dog Partners VCP Program www.iaadp.org/index.html  iaadp@aol.com

AADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay.

The Mosby Foundation www.themosbyfoundation.org/info@themosbyfoundation.org

The Mosby Foundation would like to help everyone who asks for aid. However, this is simply not possible. Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive daily and the limited funds we have to work with, we simply cannot help everyone. Our priority for accepting an application for funding will continue to be a life-saving emergency confirmed by a licensed veterinarian either by fax or phone.  To apply for a grant call 540-939-4034 or e-mail info@themosbyfoundation.org  When you want ocean front real estate in santa monica ca, we’re the best real estate agency for you because we’ve been beach residents for many years. Contact us for santa monica ca real estate.

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