VET BILL ASSISTANCE - Organizations

  
Hazel Lucy

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Barked: Tue Apr 14, '09 9:02am PST 
Here is a list of organizations that we found in other groups. Please cross-post and update as needed. For dogs and cats.

GENERAL

In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
http://www.imom.org
IMOM, Inc
PO Box 282
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Phone (866)-230-2164 Fax (301)-599-1852


United Animal Nations established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment.
http://uan.org/lifeline/index.html
United Animal Nations
P.O. Box 188890
Sacramento, California 95818
Telephone: (916) 429 2457 fax: (916) 429 2456
LifeLine Fund - http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=28


Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization, which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose guardians are unable to afford the expense
http://www.help-a-pet.org/home..html
Help-A-Pet
P. O. Box 244
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Telephone: (630) 986-9504 fax: (630) 986-9141


Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Programs provides financial assistance for emergency medical care for cats.
http://www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/
FVEAP
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Fax: 888-301-4264


DISEASE-SPECIFIC

Cancer

http:/ /www.helpy ourdogfightcancer.com/financial.html
http://www.caninecancerawarene ss.org/
http://www.themagicbulletfund .org/
http://www.codysclub.bravehost.com/


Diabetes

I MOM Diabetic Pet Fund
http://www.imom.org/diabetic-pets


Diabetic Pet Fund:
http://www.petdiabetes.net/fund/


Special Needs cats

Cats in Crisis:
http://www.catsincrisis.org/crisisFund.html


Blind Dogs


IMOM Blind Dogs Fund:
http://www.imom.org/fa/contact.htm


Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

IMOM Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) Kitties Fund
http://www.imom.org/funds/crf.htm


Cats in Crisis Mesa Fund
http://www.catsincrisis.org/mesaFund.html


Cats - Heart and Thyroid

Cats in Crisis Stripes Fund
http://www.catsincrisis.org/stripesFund.html


Cats - Neurological conditions and mobility impairments

Cats in Crisis Gillie Fund
http://www.catsincrisis.org/gillieFund.html


ASSISTANCE DOGS

Assistance Dog Partners
http://www.iaadp.org/VCP.html


BREED-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:

Bernese Mountain Dog
http://www.behaf.org/help.html

Corgi
http://www.corgiaid. org/

Doberman (special needs)
http://www.doberman911.org/

Great Pyrenees
http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/pyramedic/summary.html

L abrador Retriever
http://www.labmed.org
http://www.labradorlifeline.org/

Pit Bull/Staffordshire Terrier
http://www.pbrc.net/fund/financial.html

Westies
http: //www.westiemed.com/


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
http://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
http://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, 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."


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."


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."


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."


Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

Corgi Aid
http://www.corgiaid.org/

Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery
http://members.rushmore.com/~dds/applyforhelp.htm


Hand icappedPets.com
http://www.handicappedpets.com/Articles/help/
"Fro m 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."

Labrador Lifeline
http://www.labradorlifeline.org/success/2005-abbey.htm

LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs
http://www.labmed.org/aid_main.html


ASPCA List of sites:IMOM Inc., www.help-a-pet.org
* The Pet Fund, www.thepetfund.com
* Good Sam Fund, www.goodsamfund.org
* United Animal Nations LifeLine Fund, www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=28

* Angels for Animals, www.angels4animals.org
* Brown Dog Foundation, http://www.browndogfoundation.org/home
* Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program, www.fveap.org
* Feline Outreach, www.felineoutreach.org
* Cats In Crisis http://www.catsincrisis.org* Orthodogs' Silver Lining Foundation (Orthopedic Cases and Service Dogs), www.oslf.org
* Canine Cancer Awareness, www.caninecancerawareness.org
* Cody's Club (Radiation treatments) http://codysclub.bravehost.com/* Diabetic Pets Fund http://www.petdiabetes.net/fund/
* The Mosby Foundation, http://www.themosbyfoundation.org


www.aahahelpingpets.org
for needed medical care


www.angels4animals.org
helps animals who face being euthanized due to financial hardship


www.catsincrisis.org
Due to a decline in donations, grant amounts will be $75 - 100


www.fveap.org
California only


www.help-a-pet.org
To qualify, your annual income must be below $20,000 for an individual household or $40,000 for a family household (amount varies upon the number of dependents)


www.thepetfund.com
ALL applicants are REQUIRED to contact The Pet Fund by phone BEFORE applying for funding. Call 916-443-6007. This way, we can ensure that all applicants are aware of both the current wait list time and the eligibility requirements for applying for financial assistance.


www.uan.org
Grants are $100-$300
LifeLine Rescue Grant: To help a rescued animal that has been recently (within one month) taken from a life-threatening situation.
LifeLine Individual Grant: To help pets with a responsible owner who cannot afford the cost of urgent and lifesaving care.
Scooter,- PAWS

Power of the Paw- for those who- need it
 
 
Barked: Tue Apr 14, '09 10:56am PST 
Wow! HL...thank you! hughughughughug

I added a link on the home page to this thread...very helpful! way to go

Edited by author Tue Apr 14, '09 10:58am PST

Piewackit

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Barked: Tue Apr 14, '09 2:07pm PST 
I agree with Scooter. Thank you so much, Hazel Lucy. More and more these days we're seeing folks who can't get care for their animals because of finances. This is a wonderful resource.
hughug

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Barked: Tue Apr 14, '09 7:53pm PST 
(((Hazel Lucy)))
Thank you for posting this!
Jazzi,- Sunshine- Angel^PAWS^

Sunshine hugs- and love!
 
 
Barked: Tue Apr 14, '09 8:24pm PST 
HL....you have my heart. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful valueable information.

Rays of sunshine and love, Jazzilittle angel
Hazel Lucy

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Barked: Fri Apr 17, '09 6:00pm PST 
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Scooter,- PAWS

Power of the Paw- for those who- need it
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 18, '09 6:32pm PST 
Hey members...feel free to share these with your other groups. The more who are aware the better. I saw one of my snoops posted this in our beagle group....way to go