Paying for sick and injured animals can be very expensive. This page includes links to organizations offering funding or financing for sick or injured animals. Scroll down. It’s a long list. It includes general funding, breed-specific help, disease-specific help, and ways to raise your own funds.

General Assistance
American Animal Hospital Association Helping Pets Fund

Angels4Animals–for pet guardians who find themselves in difficult financial situations

Brown Dog Foundation–financial assistance for veterinary emergencies and the treatment of chronic conditions

The Capers & Chris Save the Animals Fund–funding up to $1000 to help treat a small animal at TAMU vet school

CareCredit–credit card for healthcare services for people and pets

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program–for cats only

The Gracie Foundation–”red cross for dogs” in need; offers financial assistance to any properly licensed not-for-profit companion animal groups with a focus of rescuing dogs

HandicappedPet Help Fund–support for elderly, disabled, and handicapped pets

HandiPets Haven–postings for animals in need

Help-A-Pet–veterinary assistance for low income individuals

HomeAgain Lost Pet Medical Insurance

IMOM–financial help with non-routine veterinary care

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners–Veterinary Care Partnership Program emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to U.S. IAADP Partner Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay

Orthodogs’ Silver Lining–provides access to fundraising resources and makes emergency funds available for exceptional cases

The Pet Fund–provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care

Piggers’ Pals: A Foundation of Hope–nonprofit organization that was designed to assist families in need seek specialty level care for their pets

Second Chance Fund–financial assistance to animal welfare organizations responsible for the temporary care of animals as they are prepared for adoption

Top Dog Foundation, The Bentley Grant–for owners who wants to keep their aging dog, but cannot afford procedures or medications necessary to allow for a continued quality of life. Also provides financial support to rescue organizations and shelters that have foster homes for the dogs needing care.

United Animal Nations Lifeline Grants–and other resources listed on their web site including national organizations offering assistance.

Breed-Specific Emergency Funds
Akita Rescue Fund–financial assistance to individuals and/or groups relating to emergency expenses for purebred Akitas who are abandoned, rescued, or waiting at a municipal shelter

Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc. (ACDRI) financial assistance program–for persons or groups rescuing purebred Australian Cattle Dogs. This major medical assistance is available for expenses which are above and beyond the routine examination, vaccination, spay/neuter, heartworm test and intestinal parasite test expenses

Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund–financial assistance to owners of Bernese Mountain Dogs who need help when their dogs are accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical conditions

Boxer Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for rescued Boxers while in foster care

Chow Chow Welfare Fund–financial assistance to rescue volunteers to help offset the costs of basic medical services needed to make homeless purebred Chow Chows healthy and ready for placement.

CorgiAid–financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes that are rescued from shelters or are in other non-permanent, foster homes

Special Needs Dobermans–helps senior and special needs Dobermans

Goldstock Fund–funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers

PYRAMEDIC Trust–financial assistance for Great Pyrenees’ owners/rescuers in need of emergency medical care

Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for the medical expenses of rescued Keeshonds in foster care

LABMED–monetary assistance for emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers or Lab mixes who are abandoned or rescued

Labrador Lifeline–for owners and rescuers of Labs in need of assistance

Pit Bull Rescue Central–helps pits and pit mixes in need

TSCA Rescue & Health Trust–financial assistance to those who rescue Tibetan Spaniels

WestieMed–helping rescued Westies in need of medical attention

Disease-Specific Funds
Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society–provides subsidies to dedicated pet owners

Canine Cancer Awareness–financial assistance for dogs needing cancer treatment

Cats in Crisis, Crisis Care Fund–Help for cats currently up for adoption with diagnosed chronic medical conditions and newly adopted cats with chronic medical conditions

Cats in Crisis, Gillie Fund–Help for cats with neurological conditions or mobility impairment

Cats in Crisis, Mesa Fund–Help for cats with kidney disease

Cats in Crisis, Stripes Fund–Help for cats with heart and thyroid disease

Cody’s Club–offset some of the costs related to radiation performed at The Ohio State University (or any other 501C3 treating institution)

Helping Harley Fund–provides cancer treatment grants for working dogs

The Magic Bullet Fund–helps people who do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment for their dog

Muffin Diabetic Pets Association–support for individuals with diabetic pets

Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund–financial assistance for the advancement of health, health care, and quality of life, for companion animals

Do Your Own Fundraising
Ways you can organize a fundraiser to collect money for veterinary care:

6 Responses to “Financial Assistance for Pet Care, Emergencies”


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  4. Clint Fulk Says:

    Hello my name is Clint Fulk i have a 7 year old cattle dog and she was shot in the face by a cherokee county ga deputy sherriff because he said she was a viscious dog so i have been looking around to find someone i could get in touch with to see if i could find some help for her she has to have surgery to rebuild her lower jaw because of the damage the bullet done so if any one can help please contact me or my wife at 678 266 7184 or 770 356 6716 thank you Clint fulk and my dog KOTA BLU…


  5. Hello – we recently created Pet Chance to help pet owners who are struggling to pay for pet medical care. http://www.petchance.org We’d very much appreciate a listing above so that we can find more people who need our help. Thank you!


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