Veterinary Financial Help Resources

Nationwide/worldwide aid for pet owners:

Brown Dog Foundation – for pet owners whose pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition
Care Credit – for pet owners to apply for credit to pay vet bills
Goldstock Fund – for pet owners and rescues
Grey Muzzle Organization – for shelters and rescues, to help senior dogs
Best Friends Animal Society’s Resources – for pet owners and rescues
Jake Brady Memorial Fund – provides financial aid for vetwork for pet owners
The Pet Fund – for pet owners who can’t afford vet care
Pet Lovers Online – Financial Aid in the UK
Protect My Pet – low cost vaccination clinic
Shakespeare Animal Fund – for pet owners who can’t afford vet care, focusing on seniors
– low cost spay/neuter programs throughout the US
Veterinary Care Partnership Program – for IIADP assistance dogs
Prince Chunk Foundation – Prince Chunk Foundation helps pet owners in financial crisis
Vet-I-Care – helping families secure the resources required to provide much needed specialty and emergency care for their pets
Cats in Crisis – financial grant assistance to individuals caring for special needs cats who need medical treatment
Rose’s Fund: financially assist pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss
Red Rover Relief Grants: financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care, resources for pet owners struggling with economic hardship, and resources for victims of domestic violence
Handicapped assistance for caretakers of disabled pets
Gimpy Dogs: help for surgeries and other care
Pet Food Stamps: for pet owners who need assistance paying for pet food
Stewie to the Rescue: helps to bring affordable spay and neuter services, wellness services, and emergency and surgical care to pet owners who otherwise would not be able to afford even the most routine and essential veterinary visits.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets: helps low income families cover extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. Surviving the Heat: Tips for your Pet

Financial assistance/low cost spay-neuter clinics in specific locations:



Animal Defense League of Arizona-low cost spay/neuter in Tucson


For Pets Sake-helps senior pet owners in NW Arkansas


Acme Foundation-for seniors and disabled in Lake County, CA
Animal Assistance League of Orange County-for elderly, disabled and low income pet owners
Marin Humane Society-provides financial aid and dog food for elderly, those with HIV/AIDS, and those in hospice
Orange County SPCA-has an Animal Rescue Fund to help low income pet owners pay for veterinary care
Pets in Need low and no cost veterinary care for needy San Mateo and Santa Clara County residents
Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats-list of sources of financial aid for pets in the LA area
Spay Neuter Animal Network-Helps pet owners with vet care and offers low cost spay/neuter vouchers in Ventura County area
Sacramento Area Animal Coalition-low cost spay/neuter in the Sacramento area
Sacramento SPCA-low cost spay/neuter
Spay California-low cost spay/neuter programs in California


Maxfund-Low cost veterinary clinic in Denver


Faithful Friends Society – Free spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip services for “pit bull” type dogs

Spay Shuttle-low cost mobile spay/neuter clinic in Palm Beach County
SPCA of Central Florida-low cost spay/neuter clinic


Cherokee County Humane Society-low cost spay/neuter clinic in Cherokee County Georgia
Save Our Strays Atlanta-low cost spay/neuter clinic in Atlanta GA
Well Pet Humane-low cost veterinary care in Atlanta
Idaho Humane Society-low cost vet care and spay/neuter in Boise


FACE Spay Neuter Clinic-Low cost spay/neuter clinic in Indianapolis, IN


MSPCA SNAP Program-low cost spay/neuter throughout Mass.
The Sampson Fund-for pet owners who can’t afford vetwork for their critically ill animal


Frederick County SPCA-financial assistance for vet care for pet owners, low cost spay/neuter



Humane Society of Missouri-low cost spay/neuter program
Operation SPOT-low cost spay/neuter program

New Jersey:

Save Us Pets-for pet owners in New Jersey
STAF-financial assistance for vet work for pet owners

New York:

Lollypop Farm-financial assistance for senior citizens, low cost spay/neuter in Monroe County

NY Save-for pet owners in the NYC 5 boroughs

North Carolina:



Dove Lewis Velvet Assistance Fund-helps low income pet owners with emergency vet care, in Portland


The Spayed Club (Spay/Neuter Clinic) – Financial aid is available to those who cannot afford to get their dog spayed or neutered.
Action for Animals Humane Society (Latrobe)– spay/neuter assistance

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Companion Animal Foundation-provides funding for vet care for pets with low income owners
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association-list of organizations that offer financial assistance with vet bills
Volunteer Services for Animals-information on low cost spay/neuter programs


Capper and Chris Save the Animals Fund-helps pet owners with veterinary bills, in College Station


Humane Society of Utah-low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinic


Animal Welfare League of Arlington-low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations, offers loans for vet bills
Partners among Cats and Canines-financial aid for spay/neuter and vetwork


Concern for Animals-helps owners pay for spay/neuter and vet care in Thurston, Mason and Lewis County area, pet food bank
PAWS of Bainbridge Island-free and low cost spay/neuter program

Washington, D.C:
Pets-DC-helps people with HIV/AIDS keep their pets
Washington Animal Rescue League-helps low income pet owners with veterinary care

Assistance for pet owners of specific breeds:

Doberman Pinschers:

Doberman911-helps owners with vet bills for senior or special needs Dobermans

Great Pyrenees:

Pyramedic-helps owners and rescues with vet bills for Great Pyrenees

Labrador Retrievers:

Labrador Lifeline-for owners of Labrador Retrievers
Labmed-for rescued Labrador Retrievers

Pit Bull:

Pit Bull Rescue Central-for Pit Bull owners

Faithful Friends Society – Free spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip services for “pit bull” type dogs

Assistance for rescues:
Cats in Crisis-for cat owners and rescues
CorgiAid-helps Corgis in rescue
Goldstock Fund-for pet owners and rescues
IMOM-for pet owners and rescues
Labmed-for Labs in rescue
Pit Bull Rescue Central-for pit bull friendly rescues
Pyramedic-helps owners and rescues with vet bills for Great Pyrenees
SOS-SRF-for Siberian Huskies in rescue
Laundry Farm– Provides superb laundry service for animal care organizations

Assistance for specific conditions:
The Magic Bullet Fund-for owners of dogs with cancer
Diabetic Pet Fund-for diabetic animals
Big Hearts Fund – helps pet owners attain necessary veterinary care for their animals with heart disease
Financial Assistance For Veterinary Bills :

When clients can’t afford to pay for a pet’s treatment, everyone loses. The animal suffers or is euthanized; the owner grieves from loss or guilt; the veterinarian aches knowing what could have been done.

Thankfully, due to the recent recession, numerous nonprofit organizations have been created to help pet owners pay for veterinary care they cannot afford. For high-end costs, such as cancer or orthopedic surgery, most of these organizations will kick in part of the necessary cost, not all of it. For smaller needs, such as dentals in a diseased mouth, some organizations may foot the entire bill.  Some routine care is covered, although most of these funds are for emergency or long-term treatment.

The organizations listed below that are based in the United States are listed at Guide Star as having a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, unless otherwise noted.

Before applying, be sure to read the organization’s guidelines, and be certain to fill out the entire application.

If you know of an organization offering assistance with veterinary treatment bills and would like to see it listed here, please email it to

Disease-Specific Organizations

Big Hearts Fundfor heart disease

Canine Cancer Awarenesscancer treatment for dogs

Cats in Crisisfor cats with kidney, thyroid, neurological or cardiac disease

Diabetic Cats in Needfor shelters, rescues, low-income owners

Dog and Cat Cancer Fundcancer treatment

FETCH a Cure for pets with cancer

Joshua Lewis Cancer Foundation pets with cancer

Magic Bullet Fund dogs with cancer

PieFund focuses on cancer

Riedel Cody Fund cancer treatment

Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation dogs with cancer