FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VET SERVICES/PET FOOD PANTRIES

PEOPLESPETPALS would like to offer support for our users and members during times of struggle. We have researched and organized information for you that we hope will be with helpful. Many pet owners are not aware of the resources 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 that are so badly needed by many. 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 other local assistance programs. 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 other local 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. Pet Helpline Representatives are unable to give medical advice regarding your pet. For medical advice please consult your veterinarian, a local animal hospital, or other qualified veterinary provider. 

PET HELPLINE 

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 ORGANIZATINS WHICH OFFER FINANCIAL AID FOR PET OWNERS AND THEIR PETS

THE PET FUND

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.

FRIENDS AND VETS HELPING HANDS

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.

OSCAR’S CAUSE

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.

REDROVER EMERGENCY AID

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

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).

The MOSBY FOUNDATION

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.

BROWN DOG FOUNDATION 

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.

COMPANION BRIDGE

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

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.

LABRADOR LIFE LINE

Labrador Life Line offers financial assistance to owners of Labradors. The charity may be able to support the cost of non-routine veterinary care.  

LAND OF PUREGOLD FOUNDATION

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.

FOR THE LOVE OF ALEX

This non-profit offers emergency funding to low-income families for urgent and lifesaving pet care. Pets must be spayed or neutered to be considered.

FEEDING PETS FOR THE HOMELESS

Feeding Pets of the Homeless provides emergency veterinary care to pets that belong to the homeless across the US and Canada.

HELPING HANDS FOR PETS

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.

MY PET CHILD

Lists national and local organizations that provide financial assistance for veterinary bills.

PAWS 4 A CURE

Provides assistance for urgent care for dogs and cats.

THE MAGIC BULLET FUND

This organization provides assistance with the cost of treatment for dogs and cats with cancer.

ONYX AND BREEZY FOUNDATION

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.

POODLE ANGELS

Provides assistance for Poodle owners for medical expenses including medical treatment, surgery, and emergency veterinary expenses.

DEAF DOG EDUCATION ACTION FUND

The Deaf Dog Education Fund helps with urgent care for newly-placed deaf dogs. 

DIABETIC CATS IN NEED

Diabetic Cats in Need assists with the treatment of diabetes in cats.

FRANKIE’S FRIENDS

Frankie’s Friends provides help with the treatment of life-threatening conditions 

IAN SOMERHALDER FOUNDATINON

 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.

K9 CARTS

K9Carts helps disabled pets in shelters and rescues with donated wheelchairs or carts to assist with mobility.

PET ASSISTANCE INC

Provides help with urgent care for cats and dogs. Veterinary care subsidies are for urgent or life-threatening emergencies onlyfe-threatening emergencies only.