Homeless Veterans looking for helping should visit the VA.GOV website for the many resources they provide. Thank you for your service.
Saf-T Shelters are equipped to accept families of domestic violence along with their pets. There is no guarantee that a shelter can help, so please check with each shelter regarding what pets are welcome and availability. Some shelters may also take out-of-state residents.
Safe Havens are for Domestic Violence Victims
Friends & Vets Helping Pets was founded to assist families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. FVHP funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life prolonging) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart. These treatments are not typically covered by most animal welfare groups. FVHP does not fund diagnostics or preventative measures like x-ray, ultrasound or MRI tests. 859-309-2043.
Humane Society has a very comprehensive list of pet financial-aid organizations
Rehome – Sometimes we are faced with the heart wrenching decision to give up a pet. Rehoming your pet should be easy and stress free both for you and your pet. The experts at Adopt-a-Pet.com, the largest non-profit pet adoption website, has created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet to a loving home.
Harley’s Hope Foundation – (719) 495-6083 (M-F 10 am – 5 pm)
Oscar’s Cause Oscar’s Cause believes every animal deserves life. Oscar’s Cause is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) put into place to ensure that all animals can get the appropriate care that they need, so that no other animals or families have to suffer as Oscar and his family did. Apply online.
The RedRover Relief Program provides funding for urgent care. Apply online only.
RedRover Safe Escape grant can help with emergency boarding
Pet Assistance Network listings of help by State
The American Veterinary Medical Association lists accredited veterinary colleges on its website. Some veterinary schools may treat pets at a reduced cost. You would need to find a veterinary college near you and then contact them to inquire about their policies for treating personal pets.
The Savior Foundation – funding to offset immediate medical expenses
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program (881) 301-4264 fax Emergency financial assistance for cats and kittens.
The Pet Fund (916) 443-6007
CareCredit extends a line of credit specifically for healthcare expenses (including veterinary bills). The site allows users to search for veterinarians in their area that accept CareCredit.
Brown Dog Foundation is dedicated to maintaining the bond between pets and their families during times of financial crisis when their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. The family must complete an “apply for assistance“survey online. This generates an email reviewed by a Case Manager within 24 hours.
The Mosby Foundation – Financial Aid apply online
Magic Bullet Fund -Cancer Specific – Financial Aid apply online
Roses Fund for Animals (877) 505-4234 Funding. Other resources by states
Resource for veterinary hospitals/clinics for funding: The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund This program is part of The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The charitable arm of the AVMA. For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians care for animals.
The Riedel & Cody Fund – Cancer treatments for dogs and cats. This national fund can help with the costs. Application is on line.