Whenever you think your pet needs to see the vet but you think you can't afford
to go, please take note of two things.
1. Part of the deal with pet ownership is providing medical care. Failing to
provide medical care for your pet may actually constitute animal cruelty.
2. Instead of asking for medical advice on myspace, call your vet. It costs
nothing to make a phone call. If it's after hours, call an emergency vet. Vets
can help you figure out if your pet's problem is an emergency or not and if
there is anything you can do at home to help your pet. Myspace people generally
are not qualified to give you this kind of information.
With that in mind, here are some groups that can help you afford the vet bills:
American Animal Hospital Association
"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
Angels 4 Animals
"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.
"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
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.
God's Creatures Ministry
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."
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."
United Animal Nations
"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require
specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve
Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens
and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care."
UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the
day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a
cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take
it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford
it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately
we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there
are a few charities who may be able to help."
Other groups who are breed or injury specific:
Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery
It's for special needs and senior dobermans who need medical help.You can donate
to help them, or have them put your dobie up there if you need help too!!
"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."
LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs
Pit Bull Rescue Central