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Sources for Financial Assistance

Excellent Reading

What You Can Do If You Are Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care

Having Trouble Affording Your Pet?

Booker Plea (Example letter asking your vet for help.)

Financial Aid for Pet Care Emergencies

American Animal Hospital Association WebSite

"The heartbreak happens all too often — a pet owner is unable to afford
treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the price. If the owner
is elderly, disabled or on a fixed income, the cost of care may be too much
of a stretch for their pocketbook. Perhaps they have been victimized by
crime, property loss or a job layoff and are experiencing a temporary financial
hardship — making it too difficult to afford pet care. And some animals,
brought to clinics by Good Samaritans, don't have an owner to pay for treatment.
Whatever the situation, the fact remains the same: When sick or injured
animals are unable to receive veterinary care, they suffer. 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."

Care CreditWebSite

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."


"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working
poor. For lonely seniors, physically/mentally challenged individuals and
children of working parents, pets represent much more than a diversion."

iMOM WebSite

"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."

The Pet FundWebSite

"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides
financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary
care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners
cannot afford expensive surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners
must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect
urgent 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."

United Animal NationsWebSite

"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued animals
suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate
emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve Good Samaritans and rescue
groups who take in sick or injured animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also
assist senior citizens and low-income families pay for immediate emergency
veterinary care."

UK Assistance with Veterinary BillsWebSite

"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the day to
day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a cold sweat when our
pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take it to the vet? Most of us
are fortunate enough to be able to afford it but, some of us who love our
animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre
within our area, but there are a few charities who may be able to help."