OUR PETS CAN BE SOME OF OUR BEST FRIENDS . HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO AFFORD THEIR CARE . PLACES FOR FUNDS FOR PET FOOD ,SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAMS AND EMERGENCIES ARE ALSO LISTED
~IN MEMORY OF GINGER~
~AND IN MEMORY OF FIGARO~
Even today as I look at the dates and names of my fuzz babies , I get an ache in my heart. Here is an article about how pets help with depression. Personally , since my babies have gone , I have dealt with more depression . We haven't gotten any more cats yet because of different circumstances , but I long for that day when we can have fuzz babies again!
Here is some information listed on a blog of another person who loves pets . There may be some links that are duplicates of this page , however there are some new ideas for assistance for our pets too I believe.
This is where I think the lady listed above got her info. if you would like to check out the source for updates .
Here is a medical credit card that can be used for your pet . As with all credit situations , if you are not able to make the payments , then don't even consider this . If you are able to make the payments , this is a great alternative. There is a search section at the top right side of the page to find out if your vet uses this program.
Don't forget to take care that your fuzz baby is protected from the cold weather ! Here are some tips to keep them safe :
For Pet First Aid help (training or reference for you) go here:
The site directly above also has a free downloadable(pdf.) pet health booklet.
Note: This aidpage was started as a comment on "I'm on my knees begging for assistance..."
Hi cmeyers , i really know how you feel right now. My cat is very sick and slowly fading away from us. Please try this web site that I found that has different ideas to help low income people with paying for their much loved animals to get the medical care that they need. They have some links to organizations that might be just what you are looking for. I hope so ! soulight
PS I am going to check them out too for my cat. She is 15 and has been through so much with us that she deserves the best , just like your dog does.
THIS PAGE IS IN MEMORY OF GINGER , THE CAT I TALKED ABOUT ABOVE. WE PUT HER TO SLEEP TODAY . WE JUST COULDN'T LET HER SUFFER ANYMORE. THE VET SAID THAT SHE HELD ON FOR THE LAST 2 MONTHS FOR MY DAUGHTER AND I . IT WAS TIME TO TELL HER THAT IT WAS O.K. TO LEAVE US. 6-25-07
HERE ARE PAGES WITH HELP PAYING FOR PET CARE. SOME SOURCES MAY BE LISTED ON MORE THAN ONE PAGE , BUT TRY AS MANY AS YOU CAN ! OUR PETS DESERVE IT AFTER ALL THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT THEY GIVE US.
Established in 1999, HELP-A-PET is a nonprofit organization with a single purpose: to provide financial assistance nationwide for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense.
Who We Help
Physically and mentally challenged individuals, senior citizens, and children of the working poor. For such people, pets provide a therapeutic vital aid to daily living, unconditional emotional attachment, and protection. Unfortunately, it is often those who need their pets most who face the fiercest financial obstacles to providing medical treatment for their beloved companions. Applicants must provide proof of income eligibility. We ask each owner to contribute as much as they can towards the cost in order to spread our assistance to as many pets as possible, indicates the owner's commitment to their pet's well-being, and lets you know your donation is being used as efficiently and sensibly as possible
When there is a true need, and funds allow, UAF helps those who can not afford veterinary care. We work with some local vets who contact us when a low-income family is in need of financial support for spay/neuter or medical emergencies.
The links below are to additional organizations that can help Animal Guardians who cannot afford veterinary care. Click on the organizations name for more information about the help they offer.
The site says for companion animals , but some links are for other pets too.
Here is another source for finding help for your pet.
Financial help for sick and injured pets
If you can't afford vet care these groups my help.
obtained this list from another source and has no experience with any of the groups.
Here is a list of organizations that help owners that cannot afford vet care. Most of them handle serious medical conditions and injury. Some focus on low income, elderly and handicapped owners. A couple of them are for rescue organizations and homeless pets.
Another wonderful organization . I agree so much that disabled and hurting people benefit from the healing aspects of owning a pet.
Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
is a volunteer-based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses.
PAWS provides comprehensive pet-related services to support approximately 500 clients who are maintaining the guardianship and the love of close to 600 companion animals. Beginning in January 2002, PAWS has expanded its services. In addition to assisting low-income San Francisco residents living with AIDS or disabling HIV, we will also provide our services to people with other disabling illnesses.
We do not cover young animals, amphibians or reptiles. We do not help clients get new pets but rather assist them in maintaining the pets they already have.
Another source that may have helpful links to support the care of your pet.
The PetWork is a national network of pet resources, pet-related web sites, and information about pets, for the people who love them.
The PetWork features links to animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, feral cat programs, pet-assisted therapy programs, hospices, lost and found pet listings, low-cost and free spay/neuter programs, financial aid programs for pet care, pet loss support services, veterinarians, animal hospitals, and other pet-related resources, products, and services. The PetWork also includes listings for bird, farm animal, and wildlife organizations. New listings are added daily.
Welcome to The Pet Fund website. T
he Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or medical treatment. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.
More LINKS TO HELP FROM THE ANIMAL RESCUE SQUAD
Dogs get cancer , just like humans .
Try this site if your furbaby has cancer.
The number of dogs being diagnosed with cancer is devastating. This web site is dedicated to all pets and their owners who are being or have been affected by this terrible disease. We give our hearts to these creatures knowing that in 10-12 years they will be gone from our lives. Having them taken from us in as little as 2 is unacceptable.
Canine Cancer Awareness is truly a from-the-heart cause that has been taken up by those who have been faced with cancer in their own precious "fur-baby". Until you, yourself are faced with this almost always fatal disease in our pets, you are unaware how prevalent it is and how many others there are who are facing, or have faced it. We have found ourselves embarking on a life-long journey, committed to helping in any way we can.
Our hope is that someday no one will be faced with this dreaded diagnosis again. We have planted the seed. All we need to do now is nurture it and watch it grow.
From the Feline Foundation of Greater Washington . These are LINKS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY FOR :
Cat and Dog Rescue Groups, Shelters, Sanctuaries, AND Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Options
Although we have no affiliation with these groups and do not know their specific policies, we would like to offer them as additional resources for you to consider. If you find that any of these numbers are wrong, or know of an additional rescue group we could add here, please email the webmaster.
FOR CATS :
Cats in Crisis Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization dedicated to helping
individuals and humane organizations
care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions
through financial and fundraising assistance.
Our financial assistance includes, but is not limited to, covering various medical costs (surgery, treatment, medication) and help to cover rescue or transportation expenses (OF LABRADOR RETRIEVERS)
JUST A FEW MORE :
You might have to copy and paste these links into your browser window for them to work.
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 financial hardship."
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."
United Animal Nations
"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-th
This page lists information about spay and neuter programs by state. The site is for cats , but this page lists programs for both cats and dogs