Links for Additional Resources for Animal Veterinary Care Assistance and Funding:
Animal Medical Center NYC - AMC Patient Assistance Fund is available to help with the cost of animal medical care for NY residents. http://www.amcny.org/donate-amc/gift-opportunities/programs-projects#patient
The Assistance Dog Institute - Dr. Bonita Bergin invented the concept of the Service Dog to assist people with mobility impairments in 1975. At that time she founded the first nonprofit to train and place Service Dogs. Dr. Bergin also founded the Assistance Dog Institute. ADI continues to break new ground in helping dogs help people. www.assistancedog.org Phone: (707) 545-3647.
The Assistance Dog United Campaign -
Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with
disabilities find funding to purchase service dogs. Phone: 800 284-DOGS (3647)
Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT) – BCT offers assistance to struggling pet owners who are facing life-threatening, emergency veterinary situations and preventive care plans for pets and pet owners living on a fixed income. To learn more about these programs please visit the BCT website: http://www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org/about-us/faqs/
The Brown Dog Foundation - is available to assist with urgent medical care and treatment for dogs in Tennessee. http://www.browndogfoundation.org/process
California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance Program - This program, available to residents of California, will provide $50 monthly toward the care of registered service dogs. www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/pg82.htm Phone:(916) 657-2628
Cats in Crisis - Cats in Crisis is available for assistance with feline kidney, thyroid, cardiac, mobility and neurological-related medical conditions. http://www.catsincrisis.org/How-To-Apply.html
Colorado State University Pets Forever Program - Pets Forever is a Colorado State University sponsored program which works with low-income senior or disabled Larimer County residents with needed resources, including in-home animal care, transportation to the vet as well as pet food and supplies. csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/vth/diagnostic-and-support/community-programs/pets-forever/Pages/default.aspx Phone: (970) 221-4535.
The Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals - FCIA provides assistance in the San Diego area for pet owners needing critical attention where the owner qualifies as low income or is facing catastrophic veterinary fees. They also provide a Good Samaritan program assisting with lost or abandoned injured animals. www.petfinder.com/shelters/fcia.html Phone: (619)-466-0426.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program - FVEAP is available to assist with emergency care for low-income cat owners. http://www.fveap.org/services_2.html
The Humane Society of the United States - The following HSUS link provides links for pet assistance organizations in each state, including spay and neuter and basic care resources: www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html
IAADP Member Veterinary Care Partnership Program - The International Association of Assistance Dog Partners has a program for IADDP members whose assistance dogs require emergency veterinary care. This program is available for IADDP members for sudden illness or injury with an assistance dog which requires expensive veterinary care. Only the veterinarian can make the request for a grant, and members (or non members) contacting the program directly will be barred from grant eligibility. For information on membership and the grant program: www.iaadp.org/iaadp-membership-benefits-vcp.html
In Memory of Magic, or IMOM.org - provides assistance for veterinary care funds for applicants with computer and internet access. This program is for life-threatening emergencies only. The website is www.imom.org.
The Magic Bullet Fund - provides assistance with the cost of treatment for dogs with cancer. The website is www.themagicbulletfund.org.
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine - has a fund for pet owners whose animals have a good chance of recovery but who cannot afford the costs involved. Phone: (517) 353-4523. cvm.msu.edu/hospital/giving-donations
North Carolina State University Companion Pet Assistance Program - Clients of the North Carolina State University Hospital who are unable to qualify for low-cost financing options are eligible to apply for aid from the Companion Pet Assistance Fund. Patients must have a good prognosis for long-term recovery to qualify. www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vth/client_services.html Phone (919) 513-6500.
NY Save – NY Save helps with urgent care animal medical needs for New York City residents. http://www.nysave.org/index.html
Onyx and Breezy - The Onyx and Breezy Foundation will accept applications for grants for medical care by mail or fax, using the request form posted on the website. Fax: (201) 782-9090. Website: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
Orange County SPCA - The Orange County SPCA Animal Rescue Fund assists low-income pet owners with emergency veterinary care, and provides subsidized spay/neuter assistance. http://www.orangecountyspca.org/animal-rescue-fund
PAWS San Diego - PAWS provides assistance with veterinary costs and companion animal maintenance for low income seniors and persons with disabilities in the San Diego Area: http://pawssandiego.org
PAWS Los Angeles - PAWS provides assistance with veterinary costs and companion animal maintenance for low income seniors and persons with disabilities in the Los Angeles Area: www.pawsla.org/programs/
PAWS San Francisco - PAWS provides assistance with veterinary costs and companion animal maintenance for low income seniors and persons with disabilities in the San Francisco Area: www.pawssf.org/page.aspx?pid=342
Red Rover - provides financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=1611
The Respond Fund, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine - This fund is available to elderly and disabled residents of Madison, WI. Phone (608) 263-7600 or visit the website at www.vetmed.wisc.edu/home.
Rocket Dog Rescue - Rocket Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned animals from euthanasia in overcrowded Bay Area shelters. Rocket Dog Rescue also provides assistance to individuals and animal rescue groups fostering dogs in need of permanent new homes. Phone (415) 642-4786 or visit the website at www.rocketdogrescue.org.
Sam Simon Foundation - The Sam Simon Foundation’s mobile veterinary clinic now provides FREE Surgical Services. If you have a cat or dog in need of a non-orthopedic surgical procedure, contact the foundation at the phone number below to speak with a technician about setting up an appointment. To qualify, the family bringing in its pet must have a total household income of less than $40,000 per year, and the pet either must be already sterilized, or be sterilized at the time of the surgery. Services are only available in the Los Angeles Area, and pet owners must make arrangements to bring their animals in for rechecks after surgery is performed. Phone (888) 364-7729 (by appointment only). www.samsimonfoundation.com/surgeryClinic.asp
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California at Davis - (Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital Small Animal Clinic) has a fund available for residents of Northern California. Funds are only available for certain conditions and are given at the discretion of the clinic directors. Phone 530-752-1393 or visit the website at www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu.
The St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic - The clinic is operated in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Basic veterinary care is available free of charge to low-income residents of Gainesville, FL who qualify for the program. Link to information: www.stfrancishousepetcare.org/services.htm.
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center - This Texas A&M program provides a home and care for companion animals whose owners are no longer able to provide care for their animals. Eligible recipients for assistance include pet owners who are entering a retirement home or are being hospitalized for an extended period. www.cvm.tamu.edu/petcare/center.htm Phone (979) 845-1188.
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - The Luke and Lilly Lerner Spay and Neuter Clinic at Tufts University provides free spay services to low-income pet owners in Massachusetts. Link to clinic information: www.tufts.edu/vet/lsnc/services/
United States Department of Veterans Affairs -
for Veterans who have service dogs, Title 38 Section 1714 enables veterans to
ask their caseworkers to file VA Form 10-2641 in order to receive financial
assistance for veterinary care of service animals.
Washington State University Good Samaritan Program - This program works with animals at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. The fund is used exclusively to treat ownerless or special needs animals that present a teaching opportunity for vet students. Contact the hospital using this Form Request. or website: www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-prd/GoodSam/
The Wisconsin Humane Society - has a veterinary assistance program for residents of Wisconsin. Phone: 414-ANIMALS (414-264-6257). https://www.wihumane.org/services/vapapplication.aspx
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