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Last Updated: 9th February 2022

Financial Aid for Pets and Pet Owners – You Are Not Alone

Pets are gifts to humanity! We are responsible for nurturing and caring for them and must not immediately give up when things become difficult. But in this COVID-19 crisis, how can we fulfill this responsibility? 

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57% of pet owners were concerned about their financial security, and 45% were worried about their ability to afford veterinary care (Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Nov 2021). 

There are several financial aid options for your pet in need of care, so don’t be discouraged. 

 

What are Pet Necessities?

Proper pet care means providing your pet with the necessities to keep it healthy, happy, and feel loved. Here are some of the primary pet necessities:

 

Spay and Neuter

Spaying or neutering minimizes the chances of testicular cancer for males, and breast cancer, uterine infections, or pyometra for females. At the same time, you are also helping curb the country’s stray animal population.

 

Food

You should provide the right food and the right amount every time to avoid causing health problems to your pet. Feed them with fresh foods and not leftovers.

 

Veterinary Care

Like humans, pets require doctor visits and healthy routines. Therefore, it would be best if you took them to your trusted veterinarian for grooming, health check-ups, and vaccinations every six months or at least once a year.  

 

Basic Products

If you plan to bring home a new pet, you must have all the essential pet supplies you need from day one:

  • FoodBuy the same food brand fed to your new pet before you adopted them, or buy quality food that suits your pet’s life stage.
  • Water and Food BowlsTwo ceramic or stainless steel bowls will do very well.
  • Leash and CollarThere are many varieties of leash and collar. Buy the one which works best with your pet. Having an extra leash ready is a good idea too.
  • Pet First Aid KitThis kit must include a digital thermometer, bandages, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, sterile gauze pads, cotton balls and pads, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, and tweezers.
  • Pet Grooming KitThis kit must include a grooming brush, a toothbrush, a nail trimmer, pet shampoo and conditioner, cologne, flea powder, and others.
  • Poop DisposalA poop scooper for dogs or a litter box for cats is ideal for collecting and disposing of waste, plus poop bags to clean up after your dog on walks.

 

Financial Assistance Programs for Pet Necessities

 

Work with veterinarians

  • Negotiate an installment payment plan with your veterinarian to make it easier for you to afford your pet needs.
  • Get a second opinion before diving into the expensive treatment. Explore less costly ways to treat your pet.
  • Use vets in smaller towns as it is less expensive than those in commercialized areas.
  • Check local veterinary schools with low-cost clinics that cater to low-income clients.

 

Fundraising and temporary credit

  • Care Credit. This card helps you pay and manage your family’s and pet’s health and wellness not covered by insurance.
  • GoFundMe. This is a crowdfunding fundraising platform where you can raise funds in a few minutes.
  • Waggle (pet-dedicated crowdfunding solution). This is similar to GoFundMe but is dedicated to raising funds for pet needs, specifically those in medical crises.

 

Assistance by Type of Animal

For Cats

  • Zimmer Feline FoundationZimmer Foundation provides long-term veterinary support such as free-and-local spay, neuter assistance, and other veterinary care for pet cats living in low-income households. 
  • Diabetic Cats in Need – The DCIN assistance program aids low-income individuals, animal shelters, and rescues in keeping their diabetic cats appropriately and continuously treated by providing blood glucose testing supplies, insulin, and veterinary care.

 

For Dogs

  • Deaf Dog Education Action FundDEAF aims to promote deaf dog advocacy by unifying owners and supporters of deaf dogs in every part of the world to increase people’s awareness and understanding of deaf dogs. 
  • Assistance Dog Partners – Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) is a non-profit organization representing individuals with a range of disabilities partnered with guide, service, and hearing dogs.

 

For Dog-Specific Breed

  • Corgi Aid – CorgiAid provides financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes to get medical care. In addition, it fosters rescue dogs from shelters and temporary homes to prepare them for adoption.
  • Labrador Lifeline Trust – The Labrador Lifeline Trust is devoted to rescuing, rehoming, and helping Labradors, including ill-treated, abandoned, or unwanted Labrador Retrievers regardless of age or infirmity.
  • Pyramedic Trust – Pyramedic Trust (PaT) provides financial assistance to Great Pyrenees owners and rescue organizations to treat purebred Great Pyrenees with a medical condition.
  • Special Needs Dobermans – Special Needs Dobermans helps Senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers, particularly those with severe illness or injury. In addition, it provides financial and moral support to Doberman owners and rescue groups.
  • Westie Med, Inc – Westie Med helps raise the quality of life and adoptability of rescued West Highland White Terriers (Westies) through medical research on their health challenges and financial aid and informational support to Westie owners, breeders, and rescue groups.
  • Pit Bull Rescue Central – PBRC provides educational, funding, and listing resources for owners and caregivers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes.
  • Doberman 911  – Doberman 911 is a volunteer organization that advocates for special needs and senior Doberman Pinschers. It provides financial aid to Doberman Rescue Groups, assists rescue groups in fostering or rehoming senior Dobermans, and provides information and moral support to owners of seriously ill or injured Dobermans.

 

Assistance for Pets with Cancer

  • Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation – JLACF, in partnership with Frankie’s Friends, assists owners and families of cancer-stricken pets by finding cures and care for life-threatening illnesses like Cancer.
  • The Magic Bullet Fund – Magic Bullet Fund provides financial aid to people who care for cats or dogs with cancer but cannot afford the cost of cancer treatment, particularly tumor removal and specific types of chemotherapy for lymphoma.
  • The Perseus Foundation – Through its Perseus Magic Fund, the Perseus Foundation helps pet owners afford novel and costly cancer treatments such as Bone Marrow Transplantation, T Cell Adoptive Immunotherapy, and SRS.
  • Cody’s Club – Cody’s Club provides financial and moral support to pet owners whose dogs need radiation treatment but cannot afford it.
  • The Riedel & Cody Fund – RCF provides grant-in-aid for pet owners who have a cancer-stricken pet and have limited income to pay for the treatment.
  • Canine Cancer Awareness – Canine Cancer Awareness provides financial aid for veterinary care of dogs with cancer and an excellent supplement exchange program.
  • Land of Pure Gold Foundation – Land of Pure Gold Foundation provides cancer treatment grants for Golden Retriever working dogs and other breeds of working dogs with cancer, including comparative oncology and cancer treatment research.
  • Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance – FVEAP provides emergency financial aid through the KOBI fund to kitten and cat owners who can’t afford veterinary care and treatment for vaccine-associated sarcoma (VAS).

 

National Pet Financial Aid

  • The Big Hearts Fund – The Big Heart Fund provides financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of feline and canine heart disease, regardless of the financial status of their owners.
  • Brown Dog Foundation – Brown Dog Foundation provides funding resources to bridge the gap between saving the family pet and shouldering the cost of medical care.
  • Magic Bullet Fund – Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance to canine cancer Treatments and includes information on caring for dogs with cancer.
  • The Mosby Fund – The Mosby Foundation provides funds for severely ill, injured, neglected, and abused dogs and offers valuable information to educate the public on caring for sick pets.
  • The Onyx & Breezy Foundation – The Onyx and Breezy Foundation provides grants to trustworthy organizations and individuals devoted to animal welfare.
  • The Riedel & Cody Fund ( same as above)
  • Shakespeare Animal Fund – Shakespeare Animal Fund provides a one-time grant to pet owners with low-income, elderly, disabled, and returning veterans with veterinary bills due to accidents, sickness, and other emergencies.
  • American Veterinary Medical Foundation – AVMF provides grants to enable veterinarians to help animals through education, animal welfare, disaster relief, and research programs.
  • Bow Wow Buddies – The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation funds urgent medical care of sick and injured dogs and aids individuals struggling to pay the veterinary bills of their seriously-ill pets.
  • Frankie’s Friends – Frankie’s Friends provides grants to pet owners who cannot afford the total cost of emergency or specialty care for their sick or injured pets. It also makes available special funding to support the care of certified working dogs and the rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife.
  • Handicapped Pet Foundation – The Handicapped Pets foundation aims to make the lives of elderly, disabled, and injured pets longer, happier, and healthier by providing them with all the care they need.
  •  Help-a-Pet – Help-A-Pet provides financial assistance nationwide, primarily to pet owners who are physically and mentally challenged, senior citizens, and children of the working poor.

 

Assistance by State

 

ALABAMA

  • Animal Friends Humane Society (Decatur) – The Animal Friends Humane Society shelters, adopts and fosters homeless animals in the community. In addition, it provides veterinary care, supplies, and equipment for the Decatur Animal Shelter.
  • Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation (Birmingham) – The Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation addresses cat and dog overpopulation by providing affordable spay and neuter assistance.
  • Montgomery Area Council on Aging – MACOA helps senior citizens live independent, dignified, meaningful lives through programs offering hope and care. The agency’s programs include pet food assistance.
  • Shelby Humane Society (Greater Birmingham and Shelby County Area) – The Shelby Humane Society helps homeless, abused, and abandoned animals. It prevents pet surrendering and overpopulation through services such as spay/ neuter assistance, pet retention, low-cost clinics, SNVR, and others.

 

ALASKA

  • Alaska Equine Rescue – The Alaska Equine Rescue helps starving, abused, and neglected horses in Alaska through various programs such as Helping Hand, No Horse Left Behind, and Equine Cruelty Investigations Scholarship.
  • Friends of Pets (Anchorage) – Friends of Pets provides vital animal welfare and protective services for abandoned animals and seeks to improve the quality of life for companion animals.
  • The Roscoe Fund (Anchorage) – The Roscoe Fund, in partnership with emergency animal hospitals in anchorage, assists owners or rescue animals in need of emergency medical treatment or about to be euthanized for economic reasons.
  • Save Our Seward Pets (Seward) – SOS Pets supports shelters and pet owners with food, materials, cash donations, and low-cost veterinary services such as spay/ neuter assistance, vaccines, pet food,  and microchipping.

 

ARIZONA

  • Altered Tails  – Altered Tails helps reduce pet overpopulation by providing affordable spay/neuter solutions from their three locations: Phoenix, Mesa, and Tucson.
  • Arizona Humane Society (Phoenix) – The Arizona Humane Society helps reduce euthanasia throughout the state through multiple initiatives and high-quality, low-cost veterinary care for the most helpless pets in the community.
  • The Arizona Pet Project  – The Arizona Pet Project aims to prevent pet surrendering by providing rent and medical care, free or low-cost pet care, pet food, spay/ neuter assistance, and other resources.
  • Care for the Horses (Sierra Vista) – Care for the Horses provides general veterinary care assistance, food assistance, and other health needs for horses whose owners cannot afford them due to economic reasons.
  • Chuck Waggin’ Pet Food Pantry – Chuck Waggin’ Pet Food Pantry seeks to eliminate pet starvation by assisting the elderly and low-income families in providing food for their pets.
  • Empty Food Bowl – Empty Food Bowl raises funds to provide pet food and cash donations in at least 11 counties in Arizona and support food-related charitable organizations.
  • Maricopa County Spay & Neuter Program – Maricopa County Spay & Neuter Program mainly provides spaying or neutering services to adopted, homeless cats and dogs.
  • Phoenix Pet Food Pantry (Phoenix) – Phoenix Pet Food Pantry prevents abandoned and surrendered pets by providing free dog and cat food and low-cost spay and neuter assistance to pet owners in financial crisis.
  • Poverty’s Pets (Phoenix) – Poverty’s Pets seeks to end animal cruelty, suffering, overpopulation, and homelessness by offering animal adoption and medical services such as spay/neuter in low-income and underserved neighborhoods.

 

ARKANSAS

  • Humane Society of the Ozarks (Northwest Arkansas) –This nonprofit organization supports pet owners through fundraising, outreach and community-building events, volunteer training programs, and low-cost spay/ neuter programs.
  • Out of The Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas – OOTW focuses on helping homeless animals, regardless of size, breed, color, or situation, experience a different kind of rescue and a loving home. 
  • For Pets’ Sake Best Friends Program – This program helps struggling senior pet owners and those with special needs by providing financial aid for veterinary care, short-term pet sitting for hospitalized pet owners, and other related requirements.

 

CALIFORNIA

  • The Acme Foundation (Clear Lake County) – The Acme Foundation provides monetary support to senior and disabled citizens of Clear Lake County in treating their seriously ill cats and dogs. 
  • Actors and Others for Animals (Los Angeles) – Actors and Others for Animals assist low and fixed-income individuals in enriching their pets’ quality of life by providing monetary support to afford veterinary care.
  • Animal Action League (Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin) – Animal Action League provides low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccines, and other veterinary care services for underprivileged cats and dogs.
  • Golden State Humane Society (Golden City and Long Beach) – The Golden State Humane Society provides financial aid and low-cost services such as spay/ neuter surgeries, vaccines, and primary veterinary care to pet owners in underserved communities. 
  • Fixing Long Beach – Fixing Long Beach provides low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccinations, pet wellness care, and more.
  • Lucy Pet Foundation (Los Angeles) –The Lucy Pet Foundation provides spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics to low-income areas of LA to reduce pet overpopulation.
  • North Central Shelter Intervention Program (Los Angeles) – The North Central Shelter Intervention Program provides financial aid and other resources to prevent pet surrendering and reduce the number of animals going to shelters.
  • Inland Empire Pet Partners (San Bernardino) – our research brought up that they closed its doors after over 20 years.
  • Starfleet Canine Aid Foundation – SCAF assists pet owners facing financial difficulties in saving the lives of canine companions with treatable diseases or injuries.
  • Voice for the Animals Foundation (Santa Monica) – The Voice for the Animals Foundation promotes respect and empathy for animals and prevents animal cruelty through education, rescue, legislation, and advocacy.
  • Animal Aid Network’s SAVE fund – Animal Aid Network helps through their Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP) and Saving Animals with Veterinary Emergencies (SAVE) Fund.
  • Mercy Crusade – Mercy Crusade offers affordable veterinary services such as canine and feline vaccinations, spay/ neuter services, veterinary medical, dental, and surgical services.
  • Pet Orphans – Pet Orphans’ primary focus is combating overpopulation, abandonment, and euthanasia through affordable spay/ neuter programs, vaccines, and health care.
  • Sam Simon Foundation – Sam Simon Charitable Foundation champions animal welfare causes through its Hearing Dogs Program, Dogs for Veterans, Dogs for Adoption, Rehoming Your Dog, and other services.
  • Voice for the Animals Foundation Helping Friends Program – VFTA’s Helping Friends Program provides monetary and veterinary Care support to seniors, people with disabilities, the terminally ill, and individuals on fixed incomes.
  •  Animal Assistance League of Orange County  – The Animal Assistance League of Orange County provides financial assistance to help pet owners afford the cost of pet food supplies, transportation, emergency, and routine veterinary care expenses.  
  • Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends – RUFF offers financial assistance and low-cost veterinary services to ensure pet owners provide timely and proper veterinary care for their pets despite their financial circumstances. 
  • Foundation for Animal Care and Education  – FACE provides financial grants through its Save A Life to assist animal owners who cannot afford the expense of emergency or critical care for their pets.
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support – PAWS assists pets owned by seniors and individuals living with disability or illnesses through their various programs. 

 

COLORADO

  • Animal Haus (Denver). –Animal Haus offers temporary assistance in providing primary pet needs to give families time to develop a long-term financial plan. 
  • The Cartwright Foundation – Ginger’s Legacy (Denver/Front Range Area) – The Cartwright Foundation provides financial assistance to responsible pet owners for unexpected medical or surgical expenses of their sick pets with a good prognosis of getting cured with medical treatment.
  • Cat Care Society Cat Clinic – The Cat Care Society offers subsidized veterinary services to cats through programs such as Subsidized Care for Cats, Nine Lives Guardianship, and Temporary Care.
  • Companion Care Program (Adams, Aurora, and Metro North)  – The Companion Care Program assists aging adults 55 years of age and older through in-home primary care, pet food aid, and financial aid.
  • Denkai Sanctuary (Greeley and surrounding areas) –Denkai Sanctuary supports domestic animals and young individuals in crisis through subsidized veterinary care, adoption, and fostering programs.
  • For Pets’ Sake Humane Society (Dolores and Montezuma Counties) – For Pets’ Sake Humane Society provides financial assistance and other services like foster care for cats and dogs, spay/neuter aid, emergency veterinary care, and low-cost vaccination.
  • Harley’s Hope Foundation (Colorado Springs) – The Harley’s Hope Foundation offers assistance such as financial aid with primary veterinary care, emergency foster care, help for seniors and their companions.
  • The Ladybug Fund (Northern Colorado) – The Ladybug Fund helps offset the cost of life-saving emergency veterinary care through its financial assistance program.
  • League for Animals and People of Summit County – LAPS raises funds and provides financial assistance to help pet owners afford primary veterinary care, including spay/neuter services.
  • PawsCO – PawsCO assists in animal adoptions, pet food drives, and providing access to affordable spay and neuter procedures. 
  • PetAid Animal Hospital (Denver) – PetAid Animal Hospital partners with veterinarians to provide care grants and low-cost medical services to animals and organize Community Outreach.
  • The Humane Society of the Boulder Valley’s SHARE  – The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s SHARE program discounts pet medical care to low-income pet owners, including spay/neuter surgeries.

 

CONNECTICUT

  • Connecticut Humane Society’s Fox Memorial Clinic – The Connecticut Humane Society helps homeless animals find permanent, compassionate homes where animal cruelty doesn’t exist. Services include low-cost veterinary care, pet food pantry, and pet rehoming.
  • Friends of Windsor Animal Care and Control – The Friends of Windsor Animal Care and Control organization offers proper care, comfort, and safety to cats, dogs, rabbits & other domestic animals for adoption.
  • The Queenie Foundation – The Queenie Foundation promotes compassion and love for all animals through humane education, companion animal rescue/adoption, low-cost spay/neuter assistance.
  • Reggie’s Pet Project (Fairfield County) – Reggie’s Pet Project provides financial grants to pet owners who cannot fully cover the cost of their pets’ urgent medical care.
  • STARelief and Pet Assistance – STARelief and Pet Assistance offer financial grants and other assistance such as veterinary care, pet food assistance, low-cost spay/neuter clinics and vaccinations, and 24-hour Emergency Veterinary Hospitals.
  • TEAM Mobile Feline Unit – TEAM Mobile Feline Unit is a mobile clinic that provides affordable spay/neuter procedures and vaccinations for cats.

 

DELAWARE

  • Delaware Spay & Neuter Program – The Delaware Spay & Neuter Program offers low-cost spay/ neuter services for cats and dogs of low-income pet-owners.
  • Delaware SPCA in Newark – Delaware SPCA offers shelter and adoption programs for unwanted and homeless pets, spay/ neuter services, veterinary care, and pet food assistance.
  • Grass Roots Rescue Society – The Grass Roots Rescue Society helps shelter animals in need of extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and at-risk through financial aid for medical/veterinary care, spay/neuter assistance, pet food assistance, emergency medical care, and others.

 

FLORIDA

  • Blue Ribbon Charitable Foundation (Indian River County) – The Blue Ribbon Charitable Foundation provides healthcare grants and free or discounted medical services for pets suffering from various illnesses. 
  • Brevard Community Help – Brevard Community Help builds a network for providing financial assistance, low-cost spay and neuters, and veterinary care.
  • Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. (Manatee and Sarasota Counties) – Fairy Tail Endings, Inc. collaborates with various veterinary partners to offer low-cost veterinary care for pets of financially struggling families and individuals.
  • First Coast No More Homeless Pets (Jacksonville) – The First Coast No More Homeless Pets group makes veterinary care affordable and accessible to low-income pet owners through programs such as pet food assistance, spay/neuter assistance, and financial aid for medical/veterinary care.
  • Humanitarians of Florida (Citrus County) – HOF provides any cat or dog, with or without an owner, access to low-cost medical care regardless of funding or county-line restrictions. 
  • The Jacksonville Humane Society – Jacksonville Humane Society offers various community programs on veterinary care such as pet adoption, financial support, resources for lost and found animals, low-cost veterinary care, etc.
  • Passion for Paws (Palm Beach County) – Passion for Paws offers pet owners the resources to take care of their pets during financial difficulties. Programs include emergency access to pet food, subsidized veterinary care, and more.
  • Project PetSnip (Miami) – Project PetSnip in partnership with established veterinary hospitals provides primary wellness care and the safest possible sterilization procedures for dogs, cats, and rabbits in Miami, Florida.
  • Save A Pet Florida (Palm Beach County) – Save A Pet Florida rescues homeless and injured animals and provides financial grants, veterinary aid, fostering, Trap/ Neuter/ Return, and pet food assistance.
  • TLC PetSnip (Lakeland) – TLC PetSnip intends to reduce the number of unwanted pets being surrendered to shelters by offering services like low-cost spay/neuter assistance, vaccinations, and euthanasia. 

 

GEORGIA

  • Affordable Veterinary Services (Columbus) – Affordable Veterinary Services offers spay/neuter assistance and cheap preventive medicine and health care for pets to keep them away from transmittable diseases. 
  • Community Veterinary Care (Kennesaw) – Community Veterinary Care offers financial support for the medical treatment of sick or injured pets.
  • Georgia Animal Project (North Georgia). –The Georgia Animal Project provides high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter and medical services.
  • GVMA Foundation – The GVMA Foundation offers Animal Companion Fund, through a GVMA member veterinarian, for the emergency care of sick or injured companion animals.
  • Humane Society of Cobb County – The Humane Society of Cobb County offers spay/ neuter assistance, lost & found, educational Programs, emergency Assistance, and home-to-home placements.
  • Humane Society of Northeast Georgia – The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia provides essential services to animals and pet owners through programs like Basic Pet Wellness, Low-cost Vaccinations, Spay/ Neuter Services, Public Education, and Placement of Companion Animals.
  • Leftover Pets (Barrow and Elbert Counties) – Leftover Pets operates a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Barrow County and offers other veterinary services for companion animals and community cats.
  • LifeLine Animal Project (Atlanta) – LifeLine Animal Project operates multiple low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinics and has programs like Fulton and DeKalb County animal shelters, and enforcement services for Fulton County. 
  • Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic (Loganville) – Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic provides access to affordable spay and neuter services for those in need and offers financial aid to Walton, Newton, and Rockdale residents.
  • PAWS Atlanta – PAWS Atlanta is committed to giving all animals the care, time, medical attention they need through programs like Pet Adoption & Foster Services, Pet Wellness Clinics, Discount health preventatives, Community outreach & education, etc.
  • Pets Are Loving Support (Atlanta) – PALS provides financial assistance for the primary veterinary care of pets owned by disabled, terminally ill, and elderly individuals living in the Atlanta area
  • Pet Buddies Food Pantry (Atlanta) – Pet Buddies Food Pantry provides pet food and supplies assistance, spay/neuter assistance, outreach programs to eliminate pet overpopulation and hunger.
  • SpayGeorgia – SpayGeorgia offers financial assistance for spay/neuter services to pet owners in Georgia.
  • The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine (Athens) – The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine offers various programs such as Sundown Surgery Fund for needy pet owners, Meals on Wheels in partnership with Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), etc.

 

HAWAII

  • Hawaiian Humane Society (Honolulu) – The Hawaiian Humane Society offers various assistance such as spay/neuter services, adoption, lost & found, animal cruelty reporting.
  • Hawaii Island Humane Society (Kailua-Kona, Kamuela, and Keaau) – The Hawaii Island Humane Society provides shelter for abandoned, lost, and unwanted pets.
  • The Neuter Scooter
  • The Neuter Scooter is an innovative, mobile clinic that provides spay/neuter assistance and other veterinary care to prevent overpopulation.

 

IDAHO

  • Cooper’s Legacy Fund – Cooper’s Legacy Fund raises funds to help low-income families afford life-saving medical treatment for their pets.
  • Idaho Humane Society (Boise) – The Idaho Humane Society provides wellness care, vaccinations, and other basic services to pets belonging to households whose income is equal to or less than 75% of the country’s median income. 
  • J. Kirk Foundation and Animal Assistance League – The J. Kirk Foundation and Animal Assistance League provides food and medical assistance to pet owners through reimbursements of up to $100 on pet food purchases and $200 in emergency veterinary costs.

 

ILLINOIS

  • The Anti-Cruelty Society (Chicago) – The Anti-Cruelty Society aims to build a caring community by helping pet owners afford veterinary care services, including spay/neuter assistance, vaccines, and microchipping services.
  • Companion Animal Rescue and Education Center (East-Central) – CARE Center provides pet owners living in East Central Illinois with pet financial aid and resources, including affordable spay/neuter assistance and behavioral consultation.
  • Iroquois County Animal Rescue – The Iroquois County Animal Rescue provides continuous care for animals needing shelter and wellness care. Services include affordable spay/neuter assistance and wellness services.
  • NAWS Illinois Humane Society – The NAWS Illinois Humane Society operates an exceptional medical center that provides quality but affordable primary veterinary care and spay/ neuter services.
  • Spay Illinois – Spay Illinois provides pet owners and shelters with the resources to care for animals. Programs include Discounts on Veterinary Services, Low-cost Pet Vaccine Clinics, Stationary Spay/Neuter Clinics, etc.

 

INDIANA

  • Ernie’s Angels ROCK! (Anderson) – Ernie’s Angels helps provide pet food assistance to shelters and pet owners alike.
  • Frantz L. Dantzler Friends for Life Fund, Inc. – The Frantz Fund provides financial aid of up to $200 a year for each pet or 80% of the essential veterinary care cost for pets’ health maintenance and wellness care.
  • Humane Society Johnson County – The Humane Society of Johnson County provides low-cost spay/ neuter services, pet food pantry, lost & found, adoption assistance to low-income pet owners.
  • Monroe County Humane Society – MCHA offers financial aid through vouchers, access to veterinary care and humane education across the community, and a pet food pantry.
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society (Evansville) – VHS provides programs on community education, surrender and adoption of unwanted pets, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination options, regular programs on behavioral education.

 

IOWA

  • Johnson County Humane Society (Cedar Rapids and Iowa City) – JCHS works with various animal agencies to save cats’ lives. It offers Emergency Financial aid for medical/veterinary care, Owner/Rescuer Re-homing Service, and Spay/ Neuter Program.
  • Brown Dog Foundation – Brown Dog Foundation makes funding available to pet owners whose sick pets have a good prognosis of getting cured if given immediate medical treatment. 

 

KANSAS

  • Caring Hands Humane Society (Newton) – The Caring Hands Humane Society is a no-kill shelter caring for companion animals and placing them in new forever homes. Programs include Educational Resource Center, Spay/ Neuter Vouchers, and Pet Surrender.
  • Great Plains SPCA – The Great Plains SPCA offers a better life for pets and pet owners alike through programs like Animal Care, Lost Pets & Admissions, Behavioral Training, HERO Program, and Pet Food Pantry.
  • The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City – The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City strives to improve the lives of lost, abandoned, and broken dogs and cats in the Greater Kansas City community through services like Preventive Veterinary Care, Spay/Neuter, Education, and Adoptions.

 

KENTUCKY

  • HOPE for Pets – Through its Jordan Memorial Fund, HOPE for Pets provides veterinary medical assistance to underprivileged senior pet owners.
  • Saving Sunny, Inc. (Community Dog Resource Center) – Saving Sunny, Inc. now provides money directly to the pet owners who need it through its Mutual Aid Program.

 

LOUISIANA

  • Animal Welfare, Inc. (Shreveport Area) –Animal Welfare, Inc. rescues and saves animals’ lives in collaboration with shelters. Programs include Low-cost Spay/ Neuter Services, Pet Placement Program, and Financial aid for veterinary care.
  • Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (Baton Rouge) – CAAWS offers several community programs to improve the well-being of canines and felines in Baton Rouge. These include financial aid for medical/veterinary care and affordable spay/neuter assistance.
  • Southern Animal Foundation (New Orleans) – SAF rescues and provides medical treatments to companion animals all over the state. Programs include low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations, onsite diagnostics, etc.

 

MAINE

  • Animal Refuge League (Westbrook) –The Animal Refuge League helps confiscated and abandoned animals through programs like temporary care and shelter, placement of pets in responsible and caring homes, low-cost vaccinations, and spaying/ neutering.
  • Camp Bow Wow (Portland) – Camp Bow Wow is committed to giving back to animals in need by helping struggling pet owners afford veterinary care to keep their pets happy and healthy.

 

MARYLAND

  • Animal Advocates of Howard County – Animal Advocates of Howard County focuses on the plight of homeless pets, providing services like adoption, affordable spay/neuter (free for pit bulls), and community education on humane treatment of animals.
  • Animal Welfare League of Frederick County – The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County provides affordable spay/neuter assistance, low-cost vaccinations, and financial aid for medical/veterinary care.
  • Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, MD – AWL Montgomery County, MD, operates a no-kill shelter for adoptable cats and offers assistance such as affordable Spay/Neuter and Pet Food Bank.
  • Baltimore Humane Society – The Baltimore Humane Society provides affordable pet resources and services such as spay/neuter assistance, vaccinations, and pet food assistance.
  • Caroline County Humane Society (Ridgely) – CCHS is an open admission shelter that cares for abandoned, neglected, abused, and homeless animals. Programs include Adoption and Rescue Program and Spay/Neuter Assistance.
  • Humane Society of Charles County – The Humane Society of Charles County protects injured, neglected, and abused animals through assistance such as adoption, fostering, community partnerships, education, and affordable spay-neuter and vaccine services.
  • Maryland SPCA – The Maryland SPCA improves the lives of pets and pet owners through affordable spay/neuter assistance, vaccinations, veterinary care, behavior training, pet food assistance, etc.
  • Montgomery County Humane Society – The Montgomery County Humane Society rescues and places animals in permanent caring homes to prevent overcrowding in animal shelters. It offers affordable resources such as spay/neuter services, microchipping services, etc.
  • Talbot County Humane – Talbot County Humane fosters a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals by offering affordable spay/ neuter services, adoption, pet surrendering services, etc.
  • Thankful Paws – Thankful Paws provides pet food and supplies to low-income older adults and homeless pet owners.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Alliance for Animals (Boston) – The Alliance for Animals offers affordable spay/neuter services, shelter and adoption, and information referral.
  • Fairy Dogparents – Fairy Dogparents provides affordable yet trustworthy pet care in Tucson, like pet food assistance and general medical care. 
  • Phinney’s Friends (Boston) – Phinney’s Friends assists pet owners in need, particularly senior and disabled individuals, with financial aid for medical and veterinary care and pet food assistance.
  • The Sampson Fund (Cape Cod) – The Sampson Fund aids less fortunate pet owners with critically ill or injured dogs and cats by providing financial assistance and reduced-cost Medical/Veterinary Care.
  • Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare (Central Massachusetts) – Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare provides underserved communities access to subsidized medical/ veterinary care rates and high-quality yet affordable veterinary care such as spay/neuter assistance.
  • Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society – The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society offers various resources to help pet owners find low-cost programs such as Captain Courageous Fund, Trap Neuter Return, low-cost spay/neuter for dogs and cats, Cat Mobile, and Surrendering a Cat.
  • Merwin Memorial Free Clinic for Animals, Inc. (Allston Area) – Merwin Memorial Free Clinic for Animals, Inc. offers walk-in patrons subsidized or low-cost medical and veterinary services, low-cost vaccinations, and preventative medicines.

 

MICHIGAN

  • C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. – C.H.A.I.N.E.D. Inc. strives to improve the lives of chained dogs by providing the necessary resources and services through Community Outreach, Food Bank, Veterinary Care, and Grooming.
  • Dog Aide (Metro Detroit) –Dog Aide provides free or reduced-cost pet resources such as spay/ neuter and other veterinary services, pet food assistance, and daily care items to help struggling dog owners in Metro Detroit.
  • The Emergency Animal Relief Foundation (Southeastern Michigan) – TEAR Foundation helps improve animal care through charitable funding and community involvement in Emergency Care and Veterinary Research.
  • Kalamazoo Humane Society – The Kalamazoo Humane Society provides resources and services such as affordable spay and neuter, and pet food aid to reduce the number of pets ending up in rescues and shelters.
  • Lake Haven Rescue (Newaygo) –Lake Haven Rescue takes care of the homeless, injured, abandoned dogs and cats through programs such as shelter, adoption, community education, and affordable spay/neuter.
  • Lapeer’s Adoptable Animals – Lapeer’s Adoptable Animals offers an emergency food pantry, adoption program, and educational resources to enhance the lives of adoptable animals. 
  • Michigan Humane Society (Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland) – The Michigan Humane Society focuses on the adoption of healthy and treatable animals. It assists in programs like Pet Food Pantry, Fostering Program, TNR Program, Vaccination Clinics, and affordable Medical/Veterinary Care.

 

MINNESOTA

  • Kindest Cut – The Animal Humane Society launched Kindest Cut to provide low-cost spay/ neuter services, primarily to low-income pet owners, but now open to pets of military personnel and veterans and non-profit rescue organizations.
  • Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program – The Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program provides high-quality, affordable spay/neuter assistance to pet owners and selected rescue and animal shelters.
  • Mission Program (Eden Prairie) – The Mission Program of the Mission Animal Hospital provides financial assistance and discounts on veterinary care and medications to pet owners in financial difficulties.
  • People and Pets Together – People and Pets Together prevents pets’ surrender through discounted veterinary care, subsidized vaccination clinics, financial assistance for medical/veterinary care, and pet food deliveries.

 

MISSISSIPPI

  • Humane Society of South Mississippi (Gulfport) – Humane Society of South Mississippi aims to eliminate pet overpopulation through programs such as low-cost Spay/ Neuter, microchips & tags, surrendering a pet, rehoming, etc.
  • Mississippi Spay and Neuter (Pearl) – Mississippi Spay and Neuter combats pet overpopulation and shelter overcrowding through aggressively spaying and neutering animals. 

 

MISSOURI

  • Bi-State Pet Food Pantry (St. Louis) –The Bi-State Pet Food Pantry ensures that low-income households can feed their pets even in this time of crisis through its Pet Food Distribution Events.
  • Blue Moon Sanctuary (Lake Area) – The Blue Moon Sanctuary provides financial aid and looks after the welfare of companion pets, particularly those with special needs, homeless, and owned by low-income elderly in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
  • Friends of KC Animals (Kansas City) – Friends of KC Animals offers compassion and assistance to homeless animals and struggling pet owners through programs like  Spay/Neuter and financial aid for medical/veterinary care.
  • The Killuminati Foundation Vet Assistance Program – Based on fund availability, the Killuminati Foundation offers financial grants of at least half the costs incurred for non-routine medical procedures.
  • Pound Pals Nooterville – Pound Pals Nooterville provides vouchers for pet owners to gain access to free or low-cost spay/neuter procedures.

 

MONTANA

  • Flathead Spay and Neuter Task Force (Flathead Valley). –The Flathead Spay and Neuter Task Force offers solutions to pet overpopulation that extend beyond euthanasia and promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Humane Society of Western Montana – The Humane Society of Western Montana provides accessible and affordable programs like spay/neuter assistance and pet food assistance for pets’ physical, emotional, and medical care.

 

NEBRASKA

  • Hearts United for Animals – Hearts United for Animals is a no-kill shelter that provides various assistance programs such as low-cost spay/neuter services, temporary housing for animals, placement of dogs and cats in caring new homes, and veterinary expense assistance.
  • Lincoln Animal Ambassadors – Lincoln Animal Ambassadors’ Programs include voucher-based and low-cost spay/neuter, pet food banks, low-cost vaccinations, and community outreach.
  • Sadie Dog Fund  – The Sadie Dog Fund helps prevent pet surrendering through emergency grants and other programs like Adrian’s Wish and Veteran’s Dog Assistance Program.
  • Voice for Companion Animals – The Voice for Companion Animals seeks to ensure that companion pets and pet owners remain together even during a financial crisis by offering pet food, supplies, medical care, and education to pet owners throughout Nebraska.  

 

NEVADA

Nevada Humane Society (Reno) – Nevada Humane Society provides affordable spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping services to pet owners who cannot afford medical and veterinary care for their pets. 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Cocheco Valley Humane Society (Dover) – Cocheco Valley facilitates the adoption of dogs, cats, and small animals in the community and provides pet food assistance.
  • Manchester Animal Shelter – The Manchester Animal Shelter provides community education on pet overpopulation and affordable veterinary services like spay/neuter assistance, vaccinations, and microchipping.
  • The Shadow Fund (Merrimack Valley) – The Shadow Fund provides financial aid for the medical care of pets whose owners cannot afford it.

 

NEW JERSEY

  • God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity Fund (Wayne) –The God’s Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity Fund spreads God’s compassion to pets and pet owners through a $50 grant for veterinary care expenses. 
  • Hudson County Animal League – HCAL is an adoption agency that offers rescue and fostering of abandoned animals, low-cost spay/neuter services, animal adoption, and community outreach on responsible pet care.
  • Living for a Cause – Living for a Cause supports various programs such as Food for Pets, Pet Oxygen Recovery Masks, K9 Bullet Proof Vests, and more. 
  • NJ Aid for Animals (Camden) – NJ Aid for Animals offers programs such as domestic animals on wellness, humane education, and spay and neuter, mainly for impoverished communities.
  • PetPALS of Southern New Jersey, Inc (Camden, Gloucester, Salem, and Burlington Counties) –PetPALS offers various resources and services to help independent-living seniors and pets in need. Programs include pet food aid and primary veterinary care.
  • Rose’s Fund for Animals – Rose’s Fund provides financial aid to struggling pet owners and Good Samaritans who are caring for an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life.
  • Vet-I-Care – Vet-I-Care provides grants and other assistance to help struggling families secure the resources needed for the much-needed specialty and emergency care for their pets.

 

NEW MEXICO

  • Animal Humane New Mexico – Animal Humane provides affordable spay/neuter assistance and advanced surgical services.
  • Dona Ana County Humane Society – The Dona Ana County Humane Society provides Animal Relief Fund (ARF) to pet owners needing assistance for their pets’ veterinary care.
  •  The OSCAR Foundation – The OSCAR Foundation focuses on providing financial assistance for pets’ surgery or physical rehabilitation to enhance their quality of life.
  • Santa Fe Community Foundation – Santa Fe Community Foundation offers diverse funding for specific purposes such as Athena Fund for Cancer Care, Max & Tucker Fund for Senior Pet Owners, etc.

 

NEW YORK

  • All 4 Pets West New York (Rochester) – All 4 Pets WNY provides a one-time grant paid directly to the medical care provider. 
  • Animal Care Council (Endicott). –Animal Care Council is a cat shelter with an adoption center and a low-cost spay/neuter clinic.
  • Animal Medical Center (New York City) – The Animal Medical Center offers a variety of funds, such as the Buddy Fund and the HoneyBunny & Rou German Shepherd Fund, to name a few.
  • FurBridge (Ardsley) – FurBridge offers financial assistance, funding, education & awareness to the public and other non-profit groups.
  • Healing Haven Animal Fund (Long Island) – The Healing Haven Animal Fund grants funding for pet medical care on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Humane Society of New York (New York City) – The Humane Society of New York provides affordable services such as spay/ neuter assistance and diagnostic and surgical procedures.
  • Lollypop Farm (Rochester) – Lollypop Farm provides various programs such as affordable spay/neuter assistance and pet food pantry to address factors contributing to pet surrendering.
  • Long Island Animal Surgery – Long Island Animal Surgery focuses on low-cost elective, general, and major surgeries, including spay and neuter, for dogs, cats, and ferals. 
  • The Pet Emergency Fund (Erie and Niagara counties). –The Pet Emergency Fund offers a lifeline of financial support to help struggling pet owners pay for life-saving medical intervention and treatment.
  • Pets for Life NYC – Pets for Life NYC offers free or reduced-cost spay and neuter services, in-home assistance for disabled and senior pet owners, and pet care supplies.
  • Rochester Hope for Pets – The Rochester Hope for Pets organization offers cost-share awards to cover veterinary expenses for emergency or unexpected pet health situations.
  • The Shamrock Animal Fund (Central New York and Syracuse) – The Shamrock Animal Fund offers financial aid paid directly to the veterinarian to cover part of the veterinary bill.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

  • The Animal Awareness Society (Randolph, Guilford, and surrounding counties) – The Animal Awareness Society provides discounted spay/neuter, pet care education, adoption and foster programs, and Trap-Neuter-Return.
  • Animal Crackers (Twin Counties) – Animal Crackers offers spay/neuter aid, education and awareness, and assistance to animal rescue and welfare agencies.
  • Coalition for Humane Treatment of Animals (Brunswick County). –CHTA advocates animal rights and the humane treatment of animals and provides services such as affordable spay/neuter and financial aid for veterinary care.
  • Friends of Rocky Mount Animals, Inc. (Rocky Mount). –Friends of Rocky Mount Animals is an animal rescue offering reduced-cost spay and neuter programs and other assistance for senior pet owners.
  • Pals for Paws and Purrs (Rowan County) – Pals for Paws and Purrs provides financial aid on a case-by-case basis to pet owners, animal rescue groups, and shelters, including veterinary care for abused and abandoned animals.
  • Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina – The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina provides pet food assistance and affordable spay/ neuter services.
  • Watauga Humane Society (Boone) – WHS provides temporary shelter and finds homes for stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals. It also offers low-cost spay/neuter programs, public education programs, and medical funds.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Circle of Friends Humane Society  – (Grand Forks)The Circle of Friends Humane Society places stray and abandoned pets in permanent, loving homes. It offers adoption services, lost & found, pet food pantry, among others.

 

OHIO

  • Angels of Animals (Canfield) – The Angels of Animals group provides access to affordable resources such as spay/neuter assistance and Pet food assistance.
  • Colony Cats & Dogs (Columbus) – Colony Cats & Dogs offers subsidized or low-cost spay and neuter procedures depending on the case.
  • One of A Kind Pet Rescue Spay & Neuter Clinic (Akron) – The organization is dedicated to saving homeless animal lives from possible euthanasia through rescue, spaying/neutering, adoption, and education.
  • Pet Advocate League (Dayton) – The Pet Advocate League provides affordable pet sterilization and other low-cost services such as flea, ear mite and wormer treatment, vaccinations, and others.
  • Pet Guards (Cuyahoga Falls) – Pet Guards is an animal clinic that offers low-cost vaccinations and spay/ neuter services.
  • Pets in Stitches (Miami Valley) – Pets in Stitches is an all-inclusive surgery and dental care clinic providing affordable spay/neuter surgeries, dental care, vaccinations, and other services.
  • Pets Uniting People Society (Tremont) – The Pets Uniting People Society provides free or low-cost dog or cat neuter/spay to qualified pet owners and established colony care providers of free-roaming cats.
  • SOS of Ohio Spay and Neuter Clinic (Columbus) – SOS of Ohio provides low-income families and animal rescue organizations access to low-cost spay and neuter services and general veterinary care.
  • The Tank Fund (Knox County) – The Tank Fund grants financial assistance to pet owners who cannot pay for emergency or life-saving veterinary care for their companion animals.
  • Wyandot County Humane Society – The Wyandot County Humane Society provides outreach and rescue services.  HOPE, its sister organization, offers low-cost spay/neuter services.

 

OKLAHOMA

  • Animal Birth Control Clinic (Lawton) – The Animal Birth Control Clinic combats pet overpopulation by offering low-cost spay and neuter services to all pet owners, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Animal Rescue and Care of McCurtain County (Broken Bow) – Animal Rescue and Care of McCurtain County offers affordable neuter and spay programs, veterinary care for abandoned and abused animals, adoption, and education.
  • The Bella Foundation – The Bella Foundation assists low-income, terminally ill, or elderly pet owners with the cost of veterinary care for their pets.

 

OREGON

  • Pro-Bone-O (Eugene) – Pro-Bone-O is solely dedicated to providing free veterinary services, food, and supplies for the pets of homeless pet owners.
  • Umpqua Valley Humane Society (Douglas County) – The Umpqua Valley Humane Society provides financial assistance on the cost of spay and neuter services and emergency medical care.
  • Velvet Financial Assistance Fund (Portland) – Dove Lewis’ Velvet Financial Assistance Fund covers the medical/veterinary cost of up to $1,200 per animal.
  • Willamette Animal Guild (Eugene) – WAG provides low-cost spay and neuter services and basic veterinary care.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) – ARL of Western Pennsylvania provides temporary shelter, food, medical attention, and comfort for both wild and companion animals. 
  • The ANNA Shelter (Erie and Corry) – The ANNA Shelter provides animals with the proper care and attention they need to be reunited with their owners or placed in permanent loving homes.
  • No Kill Lehigh Valley (Lehigh County) – No Kill Lehigh Valley offers resources and services that lower pet overpopulation, such as financial aid, low-cost spay/neuter services, and others.
  • Sam’s Hope (Southeastern Pennsylvania) – Sam’s Hope provides financial support to preserve the lives of companion animals and help ease the financial burdens of pet owners.

 

RHODE ISLAND

  • Hands that Heal RI – Hands that Heal RI prevents pet surrendering through low-cost immunizations, spay/neuter services, and pet food assistance.
  • Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (East Greenwich) – Ocean State Veterinary Specialists offer financial assistance through the Paris Fund, Oncology Fund, and Companion Animal Foundation.
  • Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic – The Rhode Island Community Spay/Neuter Clinic provides high-quality, subsidized spay and neuter services.
  • Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (Providence) – The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association extends financial assistance to pet owners through its Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) and Spay/ Neuter Assistance Program.
  • Volunteer Services for Animals (Providence) – VSA  has devoted its time and effort to improving the quality of animal shelters in Rhode Island through programs like spay/neuter and veterinary care for sick dogs and cats.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Broken Tails (Beaufort County) – Broken Tails offers financial grants, ranging from $100 to $250,  and educational resources to help pet owners, Good Samaritans, and animal rescue organizations.
  • Pet Helpers – Pet Helpers’ mission is to end euthanasia of all adoptable dogs and cats through its Adopt and Foster Program and low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic.
  • Wateree Animal Hospital – Through its Winnie Healthcare Endowment, the Wateree Animal Hospital provides financial assistance on the recommended emergency treatment of companion pets.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • Brookings Humane Society – The Brookings Humane Society helps curb pet overpopulation by providing low-cost spay and neuter services and community education on responsible pet ownership.
  • Oglala Pet Project – The Oglala Pet Project extends help through education, spay/neuter services, pet health resources, and re-homing of abandoned, abused, or unwanted pets.
  • Siouxland Humane Society – The Siouxland Humane Society covers the initial veterinary examination fee of pets.

 

TENNESSEE

  • Fayette County Animal Rescue (Rossville) – Fayette County Animal Rescue saves suffering animals of Fayette County through community outreach like the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program and Pet Food Assistance.
  • Humane Society of Putnam County – Humane Society of Putnam County focuses on solving pet overpopulation through low-cost spay/ neuter along with financial assistance for pet medical care.
  • Lovie’s Legacy – Lovie’s Legacy provides small grants of up to $150 for the urgent medical care of pets through its Veterinary Assistance Program. 
  • Nashville Humane Association – The Nashville Humane Association provides community outreach & spay/ neuter, pet adoptions, foster care, and humane education.
  • Young-Williams Animal Center – The Young-Williams Animal Center provides affordable veterinary services and resources such as spay/neuter assistance, pet food assistance, and microchipping service.

 

TEXAS

  • Animal Birth Control Clinic (Waco) – The Animal Birth Control Clinic provides low-cost resources such as spay/neuter, vaccines, and other preventative veterinary care.
  • Animal Friends of Washington County (Brenham) – Animal Friends of Washington County offers affordable spay/neuter assistance, low-cost vaccinations, and preventative care treatment.
  • Arlington Humane Society – The Arlington Humane Society offers various programs such as obedience training, low-cost spay/ neuter, low-cost vaccination, to name a few.
  • Capper and Chris Save the Animals Fund (College Station) – The Capper and Chris Save the Animals Fund helps pay the lifesaving medical treatment costs by contributing up to 50% of the price, with a maximum of $1,000 per case.
  • DaisyCares Pet Food Program (San Antonio) – The San Antonio Food Bank and the DaisyCares Pet Food Program have teamed up to provide pet food to struggling pet owners and ensure that pets and owners don’t starve.
  • Emancipet (Austin) – Emancipet operates non-profit veterinary clinics to ensure all pet owners have access to affordable veterinary care such as spay/ neuter surgery and preventative care like vaccinations, microchips, and others.
  • Freeman-Fritts (Kerrville) – Freeman-Fritts facilitates the adoption and placement of rescued animals to permanent caring homes. It provides pet owners with affordable services and resources such as spay/neuter and vaccinations.
  • Houston Humane Society – HHS provides programs such as pet adoptions, humane education, low-cost spay/neuter, wellness clinic, and others.
  • The Pet Food Bank of Austin and Travis County – The Pet Food Bank of Austin and Travis County distributes food for dogs, cats, and other species in need to ensure they don’t starve due to financial limitations.
  • Spay/Neuter Your Pet (Dallas – Fort Worth) – The Spay/Neuter Your Pet group helps reduce the number of animals euthanized by providing affordable, preventative surgeries for pets.

 

UTAH

  • The Humane Society of Moab Valley – The Humane Society of Moab Valley offers pet owners veterinary care assistance and educational resources. 
  • Humane Society of Utah (Murray) – Utah Humane Society provides the highest quality of care and compassion to pets in the community through foster care, humane education, affordable spay and neuter services, and others.
  • Pet Samaritan Fund (Salt Lake City) – The Pet Samaritan Fund offers financial assistance on a case-by-case basis to individuals who cannot afford proper medical care for their pets.

 

VERMONT

  • Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets – Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets offers pet food support and financial medical assistance to keep pets in their homes, particularly when disasters occur.
  • Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter (Orleans) – The Pope Memorial Animal Shelter cares for homeless animals and prevents pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering, and other programs 
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter – Second Chance operates Community Veterinary Hospitals that provide access to the highest-quality veterinary care for pets in underserved communities at subsidized rates. 

 

VIRGINIA

  • Angels of Assisi (Roanoke County) – Angels of Assisi is changing the role of an animal shelter to include resources, programs, and services that benefit the pets and pet owners in the communities. 
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington – AWLA serves the Arlington community by helping improve the lives of animals and people through access to resources and services that they cannot afford.
  •  Bedford Humane Society – The Bedford Humane Society offers education, spay/ neuter programs, pet food pantries, and pet adoptions to prevent pet overpopulation and suffering. 
  • Capital Home Veterinary Care (Northern Virginia) – Capital Home Veterinary Care offers routine preventive and Wellness care, early detection, treatment of a wide range of animal diseases, and more.
  • Franklin County Humane Society – The Franklin County Humane Society, through its Planned Pethood Clinic, prevents animal overpopulation by offering low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and other veterinary services to individuals, rescue organizations, and shelters anywhere.
  • Humane Society of Fairfax County – The Humane Society of Fairfax County offers various programs to promote the welfare of animals, such as general wellness care and pet food assistance, among others.
  • Humane Society of Loudoun County – HSLC is a foster-based organization that has no physical shelter. It assists with adoption, fostering, rescue, low-cost spay/neuter, and pet food pantry.
  • Partners Among Cats and Canines (Franklin) – Partners Among Cats and Canines aims to provide permanent homes for adoptable pets and educate the community on the importance of pet sterilization.
  • Prince William SPCA (Manassas) –The Prince William SPCA’s mission is to reduce pet overpopulation and facilitate animal adoptions through low-cost spay/neuter assistance and vaccinations.
  • Roanoke Valley SPCA – Roanoke Valley SPCA provides pet adoption, retention, affordable spaying and neutering,  and education services in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. 
  • SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County – SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County offers low-cost services like spay/neuter vouchers, basic veterinary care, adoption services, and others.

 

ֿWASHINGTON

  • Budkis Fund (Puget Sound) – Budkis Fund provides monetary assistance to low-income seniors in the community for emergency veterinary care.
  • The Doney Memorial Pet Clinic (Seattle) – The Doney Memorial Pet Clinic provides no-cost wellness check-ups, vaccine administration, grooming, and pet food assistance.
  • Forget Me Not Animal Shelter (Republic) – The Forget Me Not Animal Shelter provides adoption services for dogs and cats and affordable pet sterilization procedures to combat pet overpopulation. 
  • Good Samaritan Fund (Pullman) – The Good Samaritan fund of WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is exclusively for treating ownerless or special needs animals that present a teaching opportunity for vet students.
  • The NOAH Center (Stanwood) – The NOAH Center helps stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, and treatable homeless dogs and cats by offering low-cost spay and neuter assistance.
  • Olympic Mountain Pet Pals (Jefferson County) – Olympic Mountain Pet Pals actively promotes responsible pet ownership through its affordable Spay and Neuter Assistance.
  • Pasado’s Safe Haven – Pasado’s Safe Haven helps prevent pet overpopulation through its mobile Spay Stations that provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to qualified pet owners. 
  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society (Lynnwood) – PAWS operates an emergency hospital and specialized recovery facilities that restore sick, injured, and ownerless wildlife to full health.
  • Purrfect Pals (Arlington) – Purrfect Pals takes care of cats, including those with medical or behavioral needs, with the ultimate goal of finding them permanent loving homes.
  • Seattle Humane – Seattle Humane connects rescued animals with loving families and keeps pets with those who love them through its veterinary and community services.
  • Whatcom Humane Society (Bellingham) – WHS is an open-admission animal shelter committed to caring for animals, regardless of age, breed, temperament, physical or medical condition. 

 

WEST VIRGINIA

  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington  – AWLA serves the community with animal control services and animal shelters to help pet owners keep their pets happy, healthy, and home.
  • The National Humane Education Society (Charles Town) – NHES protects animals from starvation, abuse, and needless euthanasia through various programs such as low-cost spay/ neuter assistance and adoption services.

 

WISCONSIN

  • The Dodge County Humane Society (Juneau) – The Dodge County Humane Society provides shelter and veterinary care to animals in need, adoptions assistance, and community education.
  • Eau Claire County Humane Association – ECCHA gives its very best to assist every pet that comes through its doors through the adoption and humane care of dogs, cats, and other animals.
  • Friends of Noah (Southern Wisconsin) – Friends of Noah-WI rescues animals in crisis. Noah’s Animal Fund allows qualified families to receive the medical help needed for their pets.
  • Helping Hands for Pets (Western Wisconsin) – Helping Hands for Pets’ programs provide basic financial assistance to qualified pet owners in Western Wisconsin to prevent pet surrendering or euthanization. 
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha – HAWS serves as a haven for all animals waiting for adoption. Its comprehensive programs provide the proper veterinary care and pet resources.
  • Wisconsin Humane Society (Milwaukee) – WHS provides protection, shelter, and care for wild and homeless animals. It focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming thousands of animals every year. 

 

WYOMING

  • Central Wyoming Spay & Neuter Foundation – Central Wyoming Spay & Neuter Foundation provides financial aid to qualified Central Wyoming families for the spaying and neutering of their companion animals.
  • Cheyenne Animal Shelter – The Cheyenne Animal Shelter offers several programs for the community, such as sheltering, finding a missing pet, animal control services, low-cost spay and neuter, and more.
  • Fur Kids Foundation (Campbell County) – Fur Kids Foundation provides low-income pet owners in Campbell County, Wyoming, with financial grants to afford emergency veterinary care for their pets.

 

Applying for Pet Financial Aid

The first step in applying is knowing if you are eligible for pet financial aid. The requirements vary by organization, but these are the basic ones.

  • Know precisely what your pet needs. List everything from pet food to specific medical care unique to your pet’s condition.
  • Gather documentation. Most financial aids are only for low-income, homeless, elderly pet owners. You will need documents to prove that you are one. 
  • Explore all other options. Most charity organizations rely on donors and may also have limited funds and supplies. Think of other ways to provide for your pet’s needs.
  • Be persistent. If one organization cannot help you, try another in your area. Consult your local shelter.

 

Pet insurance: Is it worth it

Pet insurance is similar to health insurance policies for humans. Its main goal is to lessen the overall costs of expensive veterinary bills by covering the costly veterinary procedures in part or entirely.

pros

Pros

The cost of pet insurance can range from $60-$70 a month, depending on factors like age, breed, and gender. Considering the coverage,  this is not a high price to pay. Most plans cover Accidents, Illness, Medications, Surgery, Rehabilitation, Vaccines, Spay/Neuter, and more. In an emergency, you will be glad your pet was insured.

 

cons

Cons

While pet insurance offers peace of mind, not all policies are all-inclusive. Most policies don’t cover routine wellness checks. They only cover the unexpected– the “what might” or “might not be.” 

 

If you want to prepare for the unforeseen, you can set a pet emergency fund to use when this happens.

 

So, “Is pet insurance worth it?” 

 

The answer is it’s not the right choice for everyone. Not all pet insurances are created equal. If you can find one that suits all your pet needs, then go for it.

 

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to ask for financial aid from charitable institutions?  

Most charitable organizations’ financial aid focuses on helping low-income, elderly, and homeless pet owners.

What is responsible pet ownership?

Responsible pet ownership means committing to caring for your pets for their entire life and being able to provide for their needs such as shelter, food, health care, training, and love.

What is a humane solution for addressing animal overpopulation?

Spaying and neutering is a more humane solution for reducing pet overpopulation than euthanasia.

How can I contribute to animal welfare?

There are five ways you can contribute to animal welfare: Donate, Adopt, Foster, Educate, and Volunteer.

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