Helping people find money to pay for veterinary care

Nothing is more heartbreaking than hearing from a devoted pet owner whose pet needs veterinary care they can't afford. While credit programs and pet insurance can help some owners, for others, only charitable funds can fill the void.

While no program can help all pets at all times and in any amount, there are national, local and breed-specific resources available to help with veterinary bills in times of need.

Here are a few from

Care Credit: 866-893-7864 - Credit card company for health/veterinary care. Offers a variety of plans and low monthly payments. Since many veterinary hospitals do not take payment plans, Care Credit may be a solution if you are not able to afford the whole cost of treatment all at once. Your veterinarian must offer this service in order for you to use it.

Aging In Place (pet adoption for seniors)

Non Profit Organizations

Spay and Neuter -

Onxy and Breezy Foundation - Mission - "To provide financial support to credible organizations and individuals that Benefit the Welfare of Animals"

RedRover Relief - Red Rover provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets.

Handicapped Pets Foundation The Handicapped Pets foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the health and well- being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. We donate mobility equipment to pets in need.

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 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.

Jake Brady Memorial Fund - Ohio residents only. The Jake Brady Memorial Fund is dedicated to providing financial support to companion animals in need for the prevention and treatment of major health ailments. Ensuring the ability to receive quality treatment and provide for the well being of companion animals will always be our primary objective.

Actors and Others for Animals - Southern CA only.

FACE Foundation - San Diego, CA only. in 2006, the FACE Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet's emergency or critical care.

Best Friends Best Friends Animal Society, who works to rescue pets and support adoption

Brown Dog Foundation - At Brown Dog Foundation it is their 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.

The Mosby Foundation -

Paws 4 A Cure -

Pets of the Homeless - http:/ List of various distributing organizations

QuitDay helps protect pets from the harmful effects of smoke

Rose's Fund - (Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ)

Shakespeare Animal Fund - People in the Northern Nevada / Lake Tahoe area can apply for fund

Banfield Charitable Trust -

The Gandalf Fund provides financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.

Cats only

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program - 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.

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.

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