I saw this on The Doodle Zoo this morning and thought in view of our economic times it is a good resource!
Financial Medical help for dogs & cats Worth saving as you never know when you or someone you know might need this information. AAHA-member vets also can get grants of $500, twice a year, to help a needy patient.
GENERAL In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. http://www.imom.org IMOM, Inc PO Box 282 Cheltenham, MD 20623 Phone (866)-230-2164 Fax (301)-599-1852
United Animal Nations established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment. http://uan.org/ lifeline/ index.html United Animal Nations P.O. Box 188890 Sacramento , California 95818 Telephone: (916) 429 2457 fax: (916) 429 2456
Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization, which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose guardians are unable to afford the expense. http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html Help-A-Pet P. O. Box 244 Hinsdale , Illinois 60521 Telephone: (630) 986-9504 fax: (630) 986-9141
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Programs provides financial assistance for emergency medical care for cats. http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/ FVEAP 1641 Elizabeth Lane Yuba City, CA 95993 Fax: 888-301-4264
If you have a specific breed of dog, contact the national club for that breed. In some cases, these clubs offer a veterinary financial assistance fund. Here are a few websites for groups that provide financial assistance for specific breeds.
Financial Assistance for Pet Care, Emergencies January 16, 2008 Paying for sick and injured animals can be very expensive. This page includes links to organizations offering funding or financing for sick or injured animals. Scroll down. It’s a long list. It includes general funding, breed-specific help, disease-specific help, and ways to raise your own funds.
General Assistance American Animal Hospital Association Helping Pets Fund Angels4Animals–for pet guardians who find themselves in difficult financial situations Brown Dog Foundation– http://www.browndogfoundation.org/ financial assistance for veterinary emergencies and the treatment of chronic conditions – currently underfunded and can offer help only in TN and IL – go thru application process first – approval is not automatic and vets and owners should not rely on “assumed” approval to start treatment before official decision by BDF The Capers & Chris Save the Animals Fund–funding up to $1000 to help treat a small animal at TAMU vet school CareCredit–credit card for healthcare services for people and pets Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program–for cats only The Gracie Foundation–”red cross for dogs” in need; offers financial assistance to any properly licensed not-for-profit companion animal groups with a focus of rescuing dogs HandicappedPet Help Fund–support for elderly, disabled, and handicapped pets HandiPets Haven–postings for animals in need Help-A-Pet–veterinary assistance for low income individuals HomeAgain Lost Pet Medical Insurance IMOM–financial help with non-routine veterinary care International Association of Assistance Dog Partners–Veterinary Care Partnership Program emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to U.S. IAADP Partner Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay Orthodogs’ Silver Lining–provides access to fundraising resources and makes emergency funds available for exceptional cases The Pet Fund–provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care Piggers’ Pals: A Foundation of Hope–nonprofit organization that was designed to assist families in need seek specialty level care for their pets Second Chance Fund–financial assistance to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption United Animal Nations Lifeline Grants–and other resources listed on their web site including national organizations offering assistance.
Breed-Specific Emergency Funds 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 Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc. (ACDRI) financial assistance program–for persons or groups rescuing purebred Australian Cattle Dogs. This major medical assistance is available for expenses which are above and beyond the routine examination, vaccination, spay/neuter, heartworm test and intestinal parasite test expenses Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund–financial assistance to owners of Bernese Mountain Dogs who need help when their dogs are accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical conditions Boxer Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for rescued Boxers while in foster care Chow Chow Welfare Fund–financial assistance to rescue volunteers to help offset the costs of basic medical services needed to make homeless purebred Chow Chows healthy and ready for placement. CorgiAid–financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes that are rescued from shelters or are in other non-permanent, foster homes Special Needs Dobermans–helps senior and special needs Dobermans Goldstock Fund–funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers PYRAMEDIC Trust–financial assistance for Great Pyrenees’ owners/rescuers in need of emergency medical care Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for the medical expenses of rescued Keeshonds in foster care LABMED–monetary assistance for emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers or Lab mixes who are abandoned or rescued Labrador Lifeline–for owners and rescuers of Labs in need of assistance Pit Bull Rescue Central–helps pits and pit mixes in need TSCA Rescue & Health Trust–financial assistance to those who rescue Tibetan Spaniels WestieMed–helping rescued Westies in need of medical attention
Disease-Specific Funds Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society–provides subsidies to dedicated pet owners Canine Cancer Awareness–financial assistance for dogs needing cancer treatment Cats in Crisis, Crisis Care Fund–Help for cats currently up for adoption with diagnosed chronic medical conditions and newly adopted cats with chronic medical conditions Cats in Crisis, Gillie Fund–Help for cats with neurological conditions or mobility impairment Cats in Crisis, Mesa Fund–Help for cats with kidney disease Cats in Crisis, Stripes Fund–Help for cats with heart and thyroid disease Cody’s Club–offset some of the costs related to radiation performed at The Ohio State University (or any other 501C3 treating institution) Helping Harley Fund–provides cancer treatment grants for working dogs The Magic Bullet Fund–helps people who do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment for their dog Muffin Diabetic Pets Association–support for individuals with diabetic pets Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund–financial assistance for the advancement of health, health care, and quality of life, for companion animals NOTE: THIS LIST IS NOT NECESSARILY COMPLETE, NOR DOES IT REFLECT ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY NO LONGER BE FUNDING. WE TRY OUR BEST TO KEEP IT COMPLETE AND ACCURATE, BUT YOUR SUBMISSIONS/UPDATES ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED.
Put together initially by another rescuer and updated by Emilie M Bottiggi, firstname.lastname@example.org in August 2010. Please submit any changes/additions/deletions you may be aware of. Thanks!