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 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.  

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 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

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.

LOW-INCOME/LIFE-SAVING 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.

EMERGENCY VET CARE/NON-EMERGENCY VET CARE

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.

LOW-INCOME/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/EMERGENCY BOARDING

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. 

VET CARE/FINANCING

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).

VET CARE/ONE-TIME FUNDING

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.

TEMPORARY CRISIS/LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT/COST OF LIFE-SUSTAINING MEDICATIONS

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.

SIGNIFICANT VET CARE/FUNDRAISING 

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.

CANCER TREATMENTS

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.

BREED SPECIFIC/LABRADORS

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.  

SERVICE DOGS/CANCER

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.

LOW-INCOME/URGENT VET CARE

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.

HOMELESS PET OWNERS/EMERGENCY VET CARE

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.

KEEPING PETS WITH OWNERS

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.

VET CARE/VET BILLS

MY PET CHILD

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

CATS AND DOGS/URGENT CARE/INJURY OR ILLNESS

PAWS 4 A CURE

Provides assistance for urgent care for dogs and cats.

DOGS AND CATS/CANCER TREATMENTS

THE MAGIC BULLET FUND

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

DOGS AND CATS/MEDICAL CARE (MILITARY, POLICE K9, VETS SUFFERING PTSD, MEDICAL HARDSHIP)

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.

BREED SPECIFIC/POODLE

POODLE ANGELS

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

DEAF DOG/URGENT VET CARE

DEAF DOG EDUCATION ACTION FUND

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

CATS/DIABETES

DIABETIC CATS IN NEED

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

LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT

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.

CATS AND DOGS/MOBILITY CARTS

K9 CARTS

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

DOGS AND CATS/URGENT VET CARE

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. 

VET CARE/CANCER – BIOPSIES, AMPUTATIONS, MEDICATIONS, GROWTH REMOVAL

LIVE LIKE ROO FOUNDATION

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)

SPAY ILLINOIS

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

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

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.  

 

SERVICE DOGS/CANCER TREATMENTS

HELPING HARLEY CANCER TREATMENT GRANT

Grants of $500 per working dog for oncology-related medical expenses.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/EMERGENCY PET SHELTERING

ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY’S SHORT-TERM ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EMERGENCIES (SAFE)

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. 

SERVICE DOGS/FUNDING TO PURCHASE

ASSISTANCE DOG UNITED   CAMPAIGN

Funding to purchase service dogs for people with disabilities.

CATS/VET CARE AND DISEASE CARE

CATS IN CRISIS

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

AKITA RESCUE FUND

Financial assistance to individuals and/or groups relating to emergency expenses for purebred Akitas who are abandoned, rescued, or waiting at a municipal shelter.

BREED SPECIFIC – DOBERMAN

SPECIAL NEEDS DOBERMANS

Help for senior and special needs Dobermans.

PAYEMNT PLANS

VETBILLING.COM

Interest-free payment plans through veterinary practices participating with VetBilling.com.

BREED SPECIFIC – CARDIGAN WELSH, PEMBROKE WELSH, AND CORGI MIXES

CORGIAID

Assists rescue dogs. Applicants must be fostering the dog with intent, once the dog is healthy and a suitable home is found, of rehoming that dog to a permanent home.

DOGS/AWARENESS

CANINE CANCER AWARENESS

Canine Cancer Awareness and information 

SERVICE DOGS/SUDDEN ILLNESS OR INJURY/HIGH COST VET INTERVENTION

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANCE DOG PARTNERS

Help for assistance dogs if a sudden illness or injury requires high cost veterinary intervention.

 

CATS/LIFE-SAVING VET CARE – (Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, public assistance programs, UI benefits)

FELINE VETERINARY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 Medical costs for life-threatening illness or injury. Limited to recipients of State Medicaid, Medicare, or Social Security only income; a public assistance program; or unemployment benefits.

DOGS/CANCER TREATMENT

FETCH A CURE CANINES IN CRISIS PROGRAM 

Veterinary care assistance for cancer treatment.

 

PETS/VET CARE

AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITALASSOCOATION (AAHA) HELPING PETS

Works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need.

DOGS AND CATS/RADIATION TREATMENT

CODY’S CLUB 


Financial help for pets needing radiation treatment.

CATS/AFFORDABLE SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES

SPAY USA 

Affordable spay/neuter services.