The following is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance. Also see our page for Other S/N Programs. Some of those organizations also offer low-cost vet care. For shelters and adoption information for Georgia, visit our Links page.
Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion.
The Pet Fund
The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.
Good Sam Fund http://goodsamfund.org/uan.org
RedRover Relief – RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic
Brown Dog Foundation http://www.browndogfoundation.org/home
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program http://fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/
Feline Outreach http://felineoutreach.org/
Cats In Crisis http://catsincrisis.org/
The Perseus Foundation (Cancer specific) http://perseusfoundation.org/
Canine Cancer Awareness http://caninecancerawareness.org/
Cody’s Club (Radiation treatments) http://codysclub.bravehost.com/
Diabetic Pets Fund http://www.petdiabetes.net/fund/
The Mosby Foundation http://themosbyfoundation.org/
Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer Specific) http://themagicbulletfund.org/
The Binky Foundation http://binkyfoundation.org/
God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html
The following organizations may be able to provide some assistance for sick or injured pets:
The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We are not able to guarantee the quality of services or other groups. We strongly suggest that you check them out yourself before using a specific service.
The Animal Foundation:
non-profit charity organization was built for animals, our efforts have always been for animals, and our future development will consistently be towards animal betterment and well-being.
American Animal Hospital Association, AAHA Helping Pets Fund
The heartbreak happens all too often, a pet owner is unable to afford treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the price. If the owner is elderly, disabled or on a fixed income, the cost of care may be too much of a stretch for their pocketbook. Perhaps they have been victimized by crime, property loss or a job layoff and are experiencing a temporary financial hardship making it too difficult to afford pet care. And some animals, brought to clinics by Good Samaritans, don’t have an owner to pay for treatment. Whatever the situation, the fact remains the same, when sick or injured animals are unable to receive veterinary care, they suffer. Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship.
Angels 4 Animals
Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. At Angels4Animals we believe that animal owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need.
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. “CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten – any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.” The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery
From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal families that they give up a little more than they can afford.
Diabetic Pet Fund:
Special Needs cats:
Feline kidney disease:
Feline heart and thyroid:
Feline neurological disorder:
Bernese Mountain Dog: