PEOPLESPETPALS would like to offer support for our users and members during times of struggle. We have researched and organized information for you ad hope it will be useful helpful. Many pet owners are not aware of these resources which are available to cover the cost of pet care needs during times of crisis. While an increasing number of pet owners rely on financial assistance from outside sources, we ask those of you who are able help replenish these funds so we can continue to help pet owners that need the assistance so badly. The Animal Humane Society has a Pet Helpline which has a caring, compassionate staff who will address any animal issues you may be experiencing. They can offer advice regarding animal behavior, veterinary referrals, help locate pet-friendly housing, and give referrals for other local pet assistance programs. Pet Helpline Representatives are unable to give medical advice regarding your pet. Please relay any questions you may have regarding your pet’s medical condition to your veterinarian, local animal hospital or other qualified veterinary provider. Visit the Animal website for additional resources that are available for you and your pet.
952-HELP-PET or 952-435-7738
Monday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, closed
LISTED BELOW ARE SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS WHICH OFFER FINANCIAL AID FOR PET OWNERS AND THEIR PETS
NON-BASIC, NON-URGENT PET CARE/HEART DISEASE CARE/CANCER TREATMENTS
The pet fund is a non-profit that helps fund veterinary care for those who can’t afford it. Supports funds for non-basic, non-urgent pet care. This applies to treatments such as heart disease care and cancer treatment.
Help for low-income families to pay for vet care that’s necessary to save a pet’s life. This organization funds treatments for curable diseases such as broken bones, costly medication, and post-surgical prosthetics. Not applicable for routine veterinary care and diagnostics.
EMERGENCY VET CARE/NON-EMERGENCY VET CARE
A non-profit that offers financial assistance for both emergency and non-emergency situations. For emergency situations, pet owners are required to submit a request form with a photo then to call the emergency hotline for further instructions.
LOW-INCOME/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/EMERGENCY BOARDING
This organization provides assistance for low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence. They offer a number of emergency grants including a grant for emergency boarding, a grant for urgent care, a grant for escaping domestic violence.
CareCredit offers financing for vet care costs for routine appointments as well as costs for emergency situations. Routine veterinary treatments include annual check-ups, dental care, medication, microchipping, and vaccinations. Check for special offers on financing (they often offer zero percent interest for a period of time).
VET CARE/ONE-TIME FUNDING
This organization offers one-time financial aid to pet owners. Funding may be granted to vet care treatments excluding diagnostics, general or routine vet care, and emergency treatments. Grants do not apply to treatments that have already been done. Pet owners must show proof of spay or neutering for their pet to be considered.
TEMPORARY CRISIS/LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT/COST OF LIFE-SUSTAINING MEDICATIONS
This Foundation works with clinics and pet-owning families to find the most affordable path to save pets in bad health. The fund is applicable for pet owners who are facing a temporary crisis and specifically for pets that require life-saving treatments as well as for short term help with the cost of life-sustaining medication for dogs and cats.
SIGNIFICANT VET CARE/FUNDRAISING
The Companion Bridge is an online community that supports animals that require significant medical care. Pet owners can create a page on a site and share their story. Approved funds are distributed to the vet that provides the treatment.
Fetch a Cure offers the “Companions in Crisis” program, which helps provide financial aid to families that need to pay for life-saving cancer treatments for their companion animal. The program serves residents in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
This Foundation offers a grant to working dogs diagnosed with cancer. The $1000 grant is sent directly to the vet personnel who provides the treatment. Applicants must have full-time, active working dogs to be considered for the grant.
KEEPING PETS WITH OWNERS
Helping Hands for Pets is an organization dedicated to keeping pets in their homes. Programs provide qualified pet owners in western WI basic financial assistance to keep a pet in their home rather than it being surrendered or euthanized.
DOGS AND CATS/MEDICAL CARE (MILITARY, POLICE K9, VETS SUFFERING PTSD, MEDICAL HARDSHIP)
This foundation will offers grants for medical care for dogs and cats. The foundation provides funding for food, medication and supplies, medicine and equipment for military and police canines, dogs of veterans suffering from PTSD, and pets of individuals where medical hardship is present.
The purpose of this grant is to provide animal victims a second chance by alleviating their rescuers of the financial stress of treatment so they can focus on facilitating the animal’s adoption into a permanent, loving home. Grant for Animals provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations, agencies, and in some cases individual rescuers, responsible for the care of animals recovering from abuse, neglect or injuries suffered from a traumatic event.
DOGS AND CATS/URGENT VET CARE
Provides help with urgent care for cats and dogs. Veterinary care subsidies are for urgent or life-threatening emergencies onlyfe-threatening emergencies only.
VET CARE/CANCER – BIOPSIES, AMPUTATIONS, MEDICATIONS, GROWTH REMOVAL
Live Like Roo, a volunteer-run 501C3 organization, provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. They pay bills for biopsies, amputations, medications, growth removals and much more.
LOW-INCOME/DISCOUNTED VET CARE (SNAP, SSDI, ILLINOIS MEDICAL CARD)
All pet owners receiving SNAP (Food Stamps), SSDI (Social Security Disability Income), or Illinois Medical Card qualify for special discounts on veterinary services.” Your discounts will vary based on the services needed and pets must be spayed or neutered, or getting spayed or neutered to qualify. To apply for assistance, simply notify our reception staff that you qualify for Project Families Forever, show your photo ID and proof of current benefits at your first visit. Then. you’ll receive your discount. Discounts range from 10%-40% depending on the service needed. Should you be facing special circumstances and need further assistance receiving care, please call (630) 961-8000.
Frankie’s Friends is a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. FRANKIES FRIENDS helps save pets’ lives by providing grants to assist with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE/PERSONAL PROBLEMS, MEDICAL CRISIS, FORECLOSURE
Blessed Bonds offers temporary assistance to those who want to keep their animal companions but are having difficulties that interfere with their ability to meet their pets’ daily needs. If you require assistance, please contact us at (630) 355-2299. They offer assistance for pet owners going through personal problems/medical crisis, foreclosure. They believe in keeping people and pets together.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/EMERGENCY PET SHELTERING
Recognizing that there is a need for emergency sheltering of pets, The Anti-Cruelty Society has established the SAFE program. Providing 30 days of free care to approved applicants, who are displaced due to a house fire, natural disaster, medical condition, or domestic violence. This invaluable service keeps pets safe while their owners seek out new housing.
CATS/VET CARE AND DISEASE CARE
Offers grants for cats with kidney disease, thyroid disease or cardiac conditions, or neurological conditions or mobility impairments such as Cerebellar hypoplasia, paraplegia, and limb malformations.
BREED SPECIFIC – AKITA
Financial assistance to individuals and/or groups relating to emergency expenses for purebred Akitas who are abandoned, rescued, or waiting at a municipal shelter.