NOTE: Many of these programs are specifically for a type of animal (ie: dog, cat, etc), a breed, a disease, or an area. Some have income eligibility requirements. All require you to complete an application. These links below contain additional links. Please be sure to read through the lists on these websites to find those most suitable for you and your pet. Most financial assistance programs require that your first apply to CareCredit. Once you are denied, you will need to furnish proof of denial.
Credit Cards for Veterinary Care
Many veterinary hospitals do not take payment plans, getting one of these specialized cards may be a solution if you are not able to afford the whole cost of treatment all at once. Your veterinarian must offer this service, in order for you to use so check with your veterinarian to see which cards are accepted.
Care Credit 866-893-7864 (Citi Health Card)
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The RedRover Relief program provides financial and emotional support to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations and resources to help victims of domestic violence escape abusive environments with their pets
The Pet Fund http://www.thepetfund.com/
The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.
The AAHA Foundation http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/
The benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the AAHA Foundation offers the AAHA Helping Pets Fund which works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.
This all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity helps people cover vet bills when they just canâ€™t do it themselves. They also help with spay/neuter and have a staff on hand to answer questions or get you the resources you need for any issues with your pet.
Harley's Hope Foundation http://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/services.html
Harley's Hope offer several services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors and short-term foster care.
Brown Dog Foundation http://www.browndogfoundation.org/prequal
This organization is dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.
Banfield Charitable Trust http://www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org/
The Banfield Charitable Trust has numerous programs including grants to help with veterinary care, food programs, helping homebound pet owners and owners in hospice care among others.
Shakespeare Animal Fund http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/
Help for elderly, disabled and those whose total income does not exceed the current federal poverty guidelines to obtain emergency pet care.
Onyx and Breezy Foundation http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
A privately run nonprofit started in memory of the founder's dogs. This foundation has helped animals in a variety of ways: from spay/neuter programs, to getting dogs on death row out of high-kill shelters, to providing emergency medical care to animals whose owners have fallen on hard times.
Best Friends Animal Society – Financial Assistance for Pet Guardian (also includes links to clinical studies)
Florida Accredited Veterinary College (treatment at reduced rates)
FB Post Listing Various VetCare Financial Assistance Programs (note-this is a list of nationwide programs, some may NOT cover Florida)
Emergency Animal Rescue Org http://www.emergencyanimalrescue.org/gpage5.html
Every once in a while we all need just a little help
The Handicapped Pets Foundation http://hpets.org/
The Handicapped Pets foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. They also donate mobility equipment to pets in need.
Dog Breed Specific Support
There are many rescue groups and associations that support specific dog breeds. Reach out to your local breed clubs for information on local, state and national groups involved in dog breed-specific veterinary care assistance programs. Examples include groups like
Special Needs Dobermans http://www.doberman911.org/,
Pit Bull Rescue Central http://www.pbrc.net/fund/financial.html.
Disease Specific Support
There are groups that help with specific canine diseases such as
Canine Cancer Awareness http://caninecancerawareness.org/,
The Reidel & Cody Fund https://www.riedelcody.org,
The Magic Bullet Fund http://themagicbulletfund.org/,
Helping Harley Fund http://landofpuregold.com/grants/index.htm,
Muffin Diabetes Fund http://www.petdiabetes.net/?f,
The Big Hearts Fund http://www.bigheartsfund.org/.
Working Dog / Service Dog Support
There are also special programs for veterinary care assistance for working dogs and service animals, such as:
Assistance Dogs Special Allowance Program http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/PG82.htm
The Gandalf Fund http://www.thegiftofsunshine.org/gandalf.html
The groups listed above are primarily for helping families with emergency medical situations. If you are looking for low cost-spay and neuter and vaccinations, try calling your local animal control or rescue organizations for information. Another good place to check for this information would be with veterinary schools in your city or checking with veterinary associations such as The American Veterinary Medical Association https://www.avma.org/Pages/home.aspx.
Veterinary Care Financial Assistance Programs
Resources To Turn To If You Are Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care For Your Pet
Loxahatchee Lost and Found Pets