Organizations that can Help Owners who Cannot Afford Vet Care

Here is a list of organizations that can help owners who cannot afford vet care. A couple are for rescue organizations and homeless pets. Please copy/paste and send this list to anyone you think it might help.

-American Animal Hospital Association
"The heartbreak happens all too often? A pet owner is unable to afford treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the price. If the owner is elderly, disabled or on a fixed income, the cost of care may be too much of a stretch for their pocketbook. Perhaps they have been victimized by crime, property loss or a job layoff and are experiencing a temporary financial hardship ? making it too difficult to afford pet care. And some animals, brought to clinics by Good Samaritans, don't have an owner to pay for treatment. Whatever the situation, the fact remains the same: When sick or injured animals are unable to receive veterinary care, they suffer. Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."

-Angels 4 Animals
"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 we believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need."

-Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. 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."

-Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"The NEED & The HELP: Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

-Help-A-Pet
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion."

-IMOM
"Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged."

-The Pet Fund
"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 emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent 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."

-United Animal Nations UAN VET SUPPORT $$$
"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."

-UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills (this is in England)
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there are a few charities who may be able to help."

Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

-Corgi Aid

-Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery

-HandicappedPets.com
"From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal families that they give up a little more than they can afford."

-Labrador Lifeline

-LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs

Organizations that offer financial assistance

GENERAL

In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.

IMOM, Inc
PO Box 282
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Phone (866)-230-2164 Fax (301)-599-1852


United Animal Nations established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment.
United Animal Nations
P.O. Box 188890
Sacramento, California 95818
Telephone: (916) 429 2457 fax: (916) 429 2456

Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense
Help-A-Pet
P. O. Box 244
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Telephone: (630) 986-9504 fax: (630) 986-9141

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Programs provides financial assistance for emergency medical care for cats.
FVEAP
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Fax: 888-301-4264

AREA-SPECIFIC

California
Los Angeles area
Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.

Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Redwood City area
Pets In Need provides assistance to low-income individuals for veterinary care, including spaying and neutering for their dogs and cats, on a funds available basis. Also assists senior citizens with veterinary care. Regular clinics are held at Senior Centers throughout the area. Senior citizens can bring their companion pets for an examination by a veterinarian and vaccinations for only ten dollars. Low-income seniors can also obtain assistance for other more comprehensive veterinary care through the Crockett Memorial Fund.

Bay Cities Area
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is fortunate to have many hospitals and clinics who offer reduced rates and/or the ability for you to pay your veterinary bills on a monthly basis.

Colorado
Dreampower Animal Rescue's Forever Home program provides assistance to pet owners in need of assistance.

Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital offers veterinary services to individuals, over 60 rescue and shelter groups, and to non-profit organizations that are in need of veterinary care for service animals or therapy animals. Our team of seven staff veterinarians and our pool of referral surgeons allow us to care for critically injured animals as well as routine procedures.

Massachusetts
The Nantucket MSPCA offers a number of subsidy programs that provide financial assistance to pet owners.

New York
NY SAVE, Inc., serves the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island by providing funds to low-income pet owners whose pets need emergency veterinary care..

North Carolina
The Ashley Fund

Oregon
Bearen Foundation

Rhode Island
Volunteer Services For Animals (VSA) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to animal well-being and the promotion of the human-animal bond through programs of education, advocacy, and assistance. VSA provides financial assistance to pet owners for veterinary care.

The website of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association has a list of agencies that offer financial assistance to pet owners in need.

Washington
The Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is used exclusively to treat ownerless or special needs animals that, ideally but not exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for the veterinary students.

Utah
Pet Samaritan Fund provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s).

BREED-SPECIFIC

If you have a specific breed of dog, contact the national club for that breed. In some cases, these clubs offer a veterinary financial assistance fund. Here are a few websites for groups that provide financial assistance for specific breeds:
-Bernese Mountain Dog
-Corgi
-Doberman (Special Needs)
-Great Pyrenees
-Labrador Retriever
-Labrador Retriever
-Pit Bull/Staffordshire Terrier
-West Highland White Terrier

DISEASE-SPECIFIC

Diabetes
-IMOM Diabetic Pet Fund

-Diabetic Pet Fund

Special Needs Cats
-Cats in Crisis

Blind Dogs
-IMOM Blind Dogs Fund

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)
-IMOM Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) Kitties Fund

-Cats in Crisis Mesa Fund

Cats - Heart and Thyroid
-Cats in Crisis Stripes Fund

Cats – Neurological Conditions and Mobility Impairments
-Cats in Crisis Gillie Fund


ASSISTANCE DOGS
-Assistance Dog Partners

FUNDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS (Specific animals needing veterinary care):
-Cats in Crisis
IMOM
-The Mosby Foundation
info@themosbyfoundation.org
For anyone who would like to know more about Mosby please read his story on www.themosbyfoundation.org If anyone would like to contact me, please feel free. Our e-mail is listed above, our phone number is 540-939-4035.
Our Mission Statement: The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to assist in the care of sick, injured, abused, neglected and /or homeles dogs in order to ready them for placement in loving and permanent homes. It's really very simple. A rescue group, foster person, shelter or vet has a dog that requires medical care and there aren't sufficient funds for that treatment. The Mosby Foundation is contacted by a licensed veterinarian with case details. Our Board decides whether we can help, and if so, how.
Many rescued dogs need medical or rehabilitative care prior to adoption. Often dogs lack current vaccinations, need spay/neuter, or have other medical needs.
For example, if there is a dog at a shelter who a vet certifies is healthy, yet has tested positive for heartworm, The Mosby Foundation could decide to provide a portion or all of the funds required for heartworm treatment. The dog would then be healthy and adoptable to a permanent home.
The Mosby Foundation is totally funded by donations and run by a committed group of volunteers.
Carole Adams
President, The Mosby Foundation

-Animal Wish List
The "Animal Wish List" yahoo group is a Charitable group where pet owners, animal rescuers and sanctuary owners, and animal lovers come to post messages about the items, supplies, volunteer work, and/or funds they need in caring for animals. Items needed can range from pet food coupons, pet housing and bedding, bathing and grooming materials, building materials needed for barns and fencing, etc.., to funds needed to help pay vet bills or kennel bills etc...and even volunteer work to care for pets.

Fundraising4pets
Getting some ideas that could prove useful in bringing in much needed funds to pull and vet the animals. Be sure- that if you do join, you sign up for the 'daily digest' so you do not get swamped all day with mail daily digest allows you to get the days worth of info in one email newsletter. Its worth a look-see.......we can all use some inspiration and new ideas. Fundraising4pets@yahoogroups.com

Handicappedpets.com

Ahimsa Foundation
B6 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109
Fax: 617- 227 -3794 -The Pet Fund website where owners of pets can go to apply for financial assistance for these situations.

-American Animal Hospital Association
"Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."

-Angels 4 Animals
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need."

-Care Credit
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."

-Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

-God's Creatures Ministry
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."

-Help-A-Pet
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor."

-IMOM
"We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged."

-The Pet Fund
"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."

-United Animal Nations
"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."

-UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there are a few charities who may be able to help."

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