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Financial Assistance for Unexpected Medical Expenses

Need help paying for unexpected medical expenses for your pet? Check out these resources that help pet owners fund these expenses.

Each of these organizations provides financial assistance to pet owners in need. They are independent and have their own set of rules and guidelines; therefore, you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

Red Roverhttps://redrover.org/resource/help/

Dogs and Cats

  • The applicant must be seeking assistance for one animal with a life-threatening injury or illness that requires urgent and specific treatment.
  • Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan from a veterinarian. Red Rover cannot pay for office exams or diagnostic testing.
  • Treatment must have a good or favorable outcome.
  • Proof of income must be provided upon request.
  • The animal must be spayed or neutered.
  • The applicant must attempt to find funding through their own means, personal contacts, and other assistance programs.

Brown Dog Foundationhttps://www.browndogfoundation.org/apply2

Brown Dog Foundation helps families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.

Dogs Only

  • Proof of the hardship you claim
  • Social Security Statement for the pet-owner
  • Proof of Income

Magic Bullet Fundhttps://themagicbulletfund.org/apply/

Dogs and cats – Cancer treatment

  • You are the pet’s primary caretaker and owner and the person who pays for the pet’s medical care
  • A veterinarian has diagnosed your pet with cancer (we DO accept applications when a mass must be removed whether it is cancerous or not, or when it cannot be diagnosed without surgery)
  • Your pet has been seen by the vet who will provide cancer treatment
  • You gave that vet permission to speak to Magic Bullet Fund about your pet

 Land of Pure Gold http://grants.landofpuregold.com/

Working Dogs only

  • Applicants must be active, full time working dogs at the time of their cancer diagnosis, in the areas, in the areas of assistance, detection, search and rescue, enforcement, military work or animal assisted therapy. Must be certified and professionally trained
  • Emotional support dogs, comfort dogs, and therapy dogs are not eligible

Dogs on Deploymenthttps://www.dogsondeployment.org/petchit_register

The Rich Setzer Memorial Fund is a financial assistance program that aims to provide financial aid to military and veteran members who are facing financial difficulty regarding their pets’ care.

  • Active duty military personnel, generally E-6 and/or below and on single income.
  • Reservist military personnel, generally E-6 and below and/or on single income.
  • National Guard or Coast Guard personnel, generally E-6 and/or below and on single income.
  • Honorably Discharged Veterans with a valid DD-214 with at least 2 years of active duty service.
  • First responders, to include fire, police, and health care workers negatively financially impacted by COVID-19 for pet emergency treatment or care.

Zeus Oncology Fundhttps://zeusoncologyfund.org/applyforfunding/

Dogs only

  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • For cancer treatment and surgery only

Live like Roohttps://livelikeroo.formstack.com/forms/apply_for_help

Dogs only

  • Pet must have a confirmed cancer diagnosis.
  • Pay for cancer treatments, biopsies and any kind of cancer-preventative

Bow Wow Buddieshttps://www.bowwowbuddies.com/faqs/

Dogs only

  • Grants may cover necessary medical treatment for the dog for a one-time scenario.

Hope Mending Heartshttp://www.hopemendinghearts.net/grantprocess/

  • Be seeking assistance for one animal in need of urgent medical care.
  • Must have a veterinary diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Pet: Have a life-threatening injury or illness that requires urgent and specific treatment.
  • Pet: Have a favorable prognosis.
  • Be spayed or neutered (if the animal is not already spayed/neutered, please include plans for having this done when submitting the application).

Oscar Newmanhttps://oscarnewman.com/pages/violetsfriendsapplicantprerequisites

Dogs and Cats

  • Applicant must have provided your animal with prompt medical care when the need was urgent or critical
  • Non-emergency procedures/medical care

Pet Assistance Inchttps://www.petassistanceinc.org/financialaid

Dogs and Cats

  • Veterinary care subsidies are for urgent or life-threatening emergencies only ✓ PAi cannot financially help with new or recently acquired pets.

Dylan’s Hearts https://www.dylanshearts.com/AnimalMedicalBillsEligibility.html

Dogs and Cats

  • Applicants Are Only Accepted through the Attending Veterinarian
  • Must Be Seeking Assistance for One Animal in Need of Urgent Medical Care
  • Have a Life Threatening or Critical Injury or Illness That Requires a Specific Treatment
  • Must Have a Favorable Prognosis
  • *Dylan’s Hearts does not fund for on-going or chronic issues or medicine that requires continual treatment.

Frankie Friendshttps://www.frankiesfriends.org/nationalfrankiesfriendsfund

Dogs and Cats

  • Frankie’s Friends Fund provides financial assistance grants to family owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment.

PetFundhttps://www.thepetfund.com/forpetowners/thepetfundapplication

Dogs and Cats

  • Must be non-basic and non-urgent care

For the Love of Alexhttps://www.fortheloveofalex.org/helpmypet

  • Must be spayed or neutered
  • Emergency situations only

Poodle Angelshttps://poodleangels.com/applyforpoodleangelsfunding

Poodles only

  • Funds to help pay for veterinary bills paid directly to licensed veterinarians for individuals and families that cannot otherwise afford the appropriate veterinary care.
  • Emergency and Non-emergency situations

Wagglehttps://waggle.org/whoweare/ourservices/

  • Helps pet owners create a “go fund me” account for their pet in need of medical needs. Waggle’s the first and only pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform devoted to helping pets in medical crisis.

No Guarantees. Pets Alive Inc. makes no guarantee that money will be awarded by any of the organizations listed.  

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