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Pet Assistance Organizations

Here are some of the organizations that can help pet owners who cannot afford veterinary care.

The San Diego Animal Support Foundation has a limited program to help families raise money for vet bills. If you would like to apply for assistance please review our Assistance Information to see if you qualify.

General

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Vet Exam
Animal Wefare Foundation of San Diego
(619) 702-4400 M-F 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
 
 

GENERAL:

Brown Dog Founcation, Inc.
Helping to save the Family Pet

Buddy Care Foundation
Provides up to $500 in financial assistance to dog owners that can’t afford critical medical care for canine companions in need.

Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. 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 budget."

Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
Provides up to $1,500 per pet/per year for Cancer Treatment

Handicapped Pets Foundation
"The mission of the Handicapped Pets Foundation is to support caretakers of elderly, disabled, and special needs pets with the equipment, especially dog wheelchairs, they need to live happy, healthy lives. Assistance is provided for those people with a demonstrated financial need."

IMOM
"Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged."

Magic Bullet Fund
Grants to help pay for Cancer Treatment

Pet Assistance, Inc.
Pet Assistance, Inc. has been helping people and their pets since 1973, with the main focus on veterinary subsidies for needy people and emergency care, nationwide.

The Pet Fund
Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need NON-EMERGENCY veterinary care

 

Vet and Dog
Red Rover
The goal of the program is to help animals who need immediate veterinary care to survive. The typical grant is $100 to $200. Decisions are based upon several factors, including: medical urgency, financial need, available funding and eligibility.

DOG SPECIFIC
If you have a specific breed of dog, contact the national club for that breed. In some cases, these clubs offer a veterinary financial assistance fund. Here are a few websites for groups that provide financial assistance for specific breeds:
Vet and Dog
LabMed (Labrador Retrievers)

CAT SPECIFIC