National Resources

Animal Law 101  Laws for humans that make the world a safer place for animals.

Animal Health Foundation  financial assistance and other help  

ASPCA   Low Cost Spay/Neuter 

CareCreditextends a line of credit specifically for healthcare expenses (including veterinary bills). The site allows users to search for veterinarians in their area that accept CareCredit.

Friends & Vets Helping Pets was founded to assist families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. FVHP funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life prolonging) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart. These treatments are not typically covered by most animal welfare groups. FVHP does not fund diagnostics or preventative measures like x-ray, ultrasound or MRI tests. 859-309-2043.

Home to Home is a website for people who need to rehome their beloved pets. Forms on website. 208-265-7297

The Guinness Dunn Foundation is a website to apply for Emergency Veterinary Bill Assistance.

For Mobility Cart Assistance call 973-294-0326

For Shelter/Rescue expansion and renovation projects call 973-294-0326

Humane Society has a very comprehensive list of pet financial-aid organizations

My Pet Child National Organizations that Offer Pet Financial Grants or Support.

Onyz and Breezy Foundation – financial assistance, apply online 

Oscar’s Cause . Apply online.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans – Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to call. 877-424-3838

Veterans Guide – Our mission is to assist veterans with the array of issues they may face, including obtaining proper disability compensation, financial assistance, information on the GI bill, and more.

Paws 4 A Cure  financial assistance 

Pet Assistance Inc. –  assists long-term pet owners with financial help for urgent or life-threatening emergencies. 

The Pet Lifeline Program: Pet Financial Assistance for Vet Bills – Financial aid of $200 is granted to one applicant per month, one time only. Must read and complete application online to determine eligibility. Must live in the United States. Domestic pets only.

RedRover Safe Escape grant can help with emergency boarding

Rose’s Fund for Animals – aids pets or found animals facing life-threatening situations but that have a promising prognosis for recovery. Search for free or low cost pet support services like veterinary care, pet food pantries, temporary pet care and more.

Rehome Sometimes we are faced with the heart wrenching decision to give up a pet. Rehoming your pet should be easy and stress free both for you and your pet. The experts at, the largest non-profit pet adoption website, has created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet to a loving home.

The Street Dog Coalition – Veterinarians are volunteers that work with the homeless.  Check the calendar for details on upcoming clinics/events.  They often refer emergency cases to Feeding Pets of the Homeless for additional care at a local hospital.  

They provide preventative care and spay/neuter voucher.   If you do not have internet call 970-829-8789 and they will direct you to the correct city clinic. 

Resource for veterinary hospitals/clinics for funding: The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund This program is part of The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The charitable arm of the AVMA. For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians care for animals.

Safe Havens are for Domestic Violence Victims

SafePlace for Pets On-site housing and Off-site housing for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.

Saf-T Shelters are equipped to accept families of domestic violence along with their pets. There is no guarantee that a shelter can help, so please check with each shelter regarding what pets are welcome and availability. Some shelters may also take out-of-state residents. 1-800-248-7729

The American Veterinary Medical Association lists accredited veterinary colleges on its website. Some veterinary schools may treat pets at a reduced cost. You would need to find a veterinary college near you and then contact them to inquire about their policies for treating personal pets.

The Mosby Foundation – Financial Aid apply online

The Pet Fund Apply online or call 916-503-0550

The RedRover Relief Program provides funding for urgent care. Apply online only.

The Riedel & Cody Fund – Cancer treatments for dogs and cats. This national fund can help with the costs. The application is online.

The Shakespeare Animal Fund – They grants small funds, primarily for pet owners on fixed incomes or below poverty guidelines.

Waggle Foundation – Fundraising platform where each pet has a story the owner shares. Raise necessary funds to cover the cost of vital veterinary treatment, whether for an emergency or ongoing treatment.

Victim Connect – The VictimConnect Resource Map is a searchable tool with national and local resources commonly used by our visitors. The resources can be filtered by categories, services, location, and keywords.

This is not an exhaustive list of resources or available options, but over time we will continue to add resources.

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