Information in finding Financial Assistance

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Barked: Tue Feb 17, '09 2:03pm PST 
Hello! How is everyone? I am posting to receive any information or advice in finding organizations or groups to help with vet bills. I have contacted all know groups through websites and so forth.

Thank you!

Barked: Thu Feb 19, '09 11:37am PST 
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Barked: Wed Feb 18, '09 8:12am PST 
Have you looked into something like Care Credit? It is more like a credit card, but you can break everything up into payments.

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Barked: Thu Feb 19, '09 11:40am PST 
Gio - I think she is looking for names of organizations that should could contact for help paying her vet bills. I don't think she is asking us for donations.
Ivan, Sugar,- Victor,- Bruno

Barked: Fri Feb 20, '09 1:27pm PST 

I also answer to- 'Pretty Girl'
Barked: Fri Feb 20, '09 2:03pm PST 
This is the list that gets posted a lot here:

Organizations who can help owners that cannot afford vet care:

American Animal Hospital Association http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home/
"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."

Angels 4 Animals www.Angels4Animals.org
"Angels4Animals, a non-profit organization and a program of Inner Voice Community Services, has a mission to serve as the guardian angel of
animals whose caretakers find themselves in difficult financial situations. At Angels4Animals we believe that animal owners should not have
to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Our work is accomplished in conjunction with veterinary clinics across the country, eager
to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need."

Care Credit www.carecredit.com
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, fortreatment
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."

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/
"The NEED & The HELP: Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of
these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion." The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

Help-A-Pet http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html
"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 http://www.imom.org
"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 Fund http://thepetfund.com/
"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 Nations http://www.uan.org/lifeline/index.html
"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 Bills http://www.petloversonline.co.uk/financial.htm
"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."

HandicappedPets.com http://www.handicappedpets.com/Articles/help/
"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."

Ortho Dogs Silver Lining Foundation http:/www.oslf.org/
Ortho Dogs Silver Lining Foundation is similar to IMOM but for orthopedic surgeries for dogs. You can apply for funding and/or receive help
for independent fundraising as well.

Animal Friends Rescue Project has provided links to several programs that help pet owners cover emergency medical expenses or other lifesaving medical treatment.

AAHA Helping Pets Fund

American Humane Society - Second Chance Fund

Care Credit: No Interest Payment Plan for Veterinary Care

Good Sam Fund

Loved Ones Pets & People & Country Roads

The Pet Fund

The Travis Fund

Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

PBRC – Pit Bull Rescue Central (www.pbrc.net)
Internet based organization providing financial assistance for medical treatment to needy Pit Bulls within certain guidelines. You might
fill in an application financial assistance from PBRC here: http://www.pbrc.net/fund/financial.html
All other fund correspondence should be sent to fundcommittee@pbrc.net
If they aren’t able to assist, the fund committee may have referrals for other sources of funding.

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