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August 23, 2005
Organizations that offer financial assistance


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

United Animal Nations
LifeLine Grants 

Bringing animals out of crisis and into care. Learn more at .

Due to high demand for the program we are unable to assist clients without an application. All applications must be submitted through our Web site; we do not accept applications by phone, mail, or fax. Here is the direct link to the LifeLine Grants page on our Web site: 

Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense
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.
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Fax: 888-301-4264



Los Angeles area
Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.

Sue Freeman�s Guide to Rescue Cats website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Redwood City area

Pets In Need provides assistance to low-income individuals for veterinary care, including spaying and neutering for their dogs and cats, on a funds available basis. Also assists senior citizens with veterinary care. Regular clinics are held at Senior Centers throughout the area. Senior citizens can bring their companion pets for an examination by a veterinarian and vaccinations for only ten dollars. Low-income seniors can also obtain assistance for other more comprehensive veterinary care through the Crockett Memorial Fund.

Bay Cities area
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) is fortunate to have many hospitals and clinics who offer reduced rates and/or the ability for you to pay your veterinary bills on a monthly basis.

Dreampower Animal Rescue's Forever Home program provides assistance to pet owners in need of assistance.

Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital offers veterinary services to individuals, over 60 rescue and shelter groups, and to non-profit organizations that are in need of veterinary care for service animals or therapy animals. Our team of seven staff veterinarians and our pool of referral surgeons allow us to care for critically injured animals as well as routine procedures.

The Nantucket MSPCA offers a number of subsidy programs that provide financial assistance to pet owners.

New York
NY SAVE, Inc., serves the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island by providing funds to low-income pet owners whose pets need emergency veterinary care.

North Carolina


Rhode Island
Volunteer Services For Animals (VSA) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to animal well-being and the promotion of the human-animal bond through programs of education, advocacy, and assistance. VSA provides financial assistance to pet owners for veterinary care.

The website of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association has a list of agencies that offer financial assistance to pet owners in need.

The Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is used exclusively to treat ownerless or special needs animals that, ideally but not exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for the veterinary students.

Pet Samaritan Fund provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s).

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
Doberman (special needs)

Great Pyrenees

Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Pit Bull/Staffordshire Terrier




IMOM Diabetic Pet Fund

Diabetic Pet Fund:

Special Needs cats

Cats in Crisis:

Blind Dogs

IMOM Blind Dogs Fund:

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

IMOM Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) Kitties Fund

Cats in Crisis Mesa Fund

Cats - Heart and Thyroid

Cats in Crisis Stripes Fund

Cats � Neurological conditions and mobility impairments

Cats in Crisis Gillie Fund


Assistance Dog Partners

FUNDING FOR ORGANIZATIONS (Specific animals needing veterinary care):

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