Here is a list of other organizations that help owners that cannot afford vet care. Some
assist rescue organizations and homeless pets.
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."
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "Care Credit, 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."
Cats in Crisis
“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.”
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program (FVEAP)
Fax: (888) 301-4264
"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
"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."
Fax: (630) 214-8952
"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." (Note: IMOM has a special fund for
"RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic."
Shakespeare Animal Fund
“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.”
STARelief and Pet Assistance
“STAR's long term vision is to ensure that no Connecticut pet guardian will ever have to abandon their pet due to economic hardship, and to ensure that all companion animals are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve.”
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."
Other organizations that may not be listed here: