The following is a list of organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:
Companion Bridge – http://companionbridge.org/ Companion Bridge® is an online community for those with animals that require significant medical care to have a central place to inform family and friends and to solicit financial help.
IMOM Inc. – http://imom.org/
This all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity helps people cover vet bills when they just can’t do it themselves. They also help with spay/neuter and have a staff on hand to answer questions or get you the resources you need for any issues with your pet.
Harley’s Hope Foundation – http://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/ Harley’s Hope offer several services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors and short-term foster care.
Shakespeare Animal Fund – http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/
This organization helps elderly, disabled and those whose total income does not exceed the current federal poverty guidelines to obtain emergency pet care. The fund was founded after the loss of a beloved cocker spaniel “Shakespeare”. He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pets.
The Pet Fund – http://thepetfund.com/
The Pet Fund was founded in 2003 as a national nonprofit dedicated to funding veterinary care for those who could not afford it. Animal shelter statistics across the country demonstrated a constant increase in the number of animals dropped off at shelters because of treatable medical conditions. Thanks to the generosity of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, The Pet Fund incorporated as a 501(c)3 and began raising funds to address this growing problem. The staff and board members of The Pet Fund work constantly to develop resources for pets and their families to fund critically needed veterinary care, keeping animals out of shelters and helping pet owners to become skilled at preventative care practices. Since medical treatment costs for animals (as for people) are also on the rise, this is an ongoing funding challenge.
Brown Dog Foundation – http://www.browndogfoundation.org/home Bridging the gap between the cost of medical care, and saving the family pet.
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation – http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
This is a privately run nonprofit started in memory of the founder’s dogs. This foundation has helped animals in a variety of ways: from spay/neuter programs, to getting dogs on death row out of high-kill shelters, to providing emergency medical care to animals whose owners have fallen on hard times.
Banfield Charitable Trust – http://www.banfieldcharitabletrust.org/
The Banfield Charitable Trust has numerous programs including grants to help with veterinary care, food programs (like Meals on Wheels), helping homebound pet owners and owners in hospice care among others.
HandicappedPets.com – http://hpets.org/
From time to time, HandicappedPets.com recognizes a caretaker of handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal families that they give up a little more than they can afford. The Handicapped Pets foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. We donate wheelchairs to pets in need.
Red Rover Organization: www.redrover.org
RedRover helps animals rescued from disasters or neglect, domestic violence victims seeking safety with their pets, and animals with life-threatening illnesses. We use innovative solutions to prevent cruelty.