Veterinary Expense Assistance - National Programs

Please check each site for specific requirements and for application instructions. Many of these
resources require estimates and reports from the attending veterinarian prior to treatment.

American Humane
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:  (800) 227-4645
Email:  info@americanhumane.org
Web: http://www.americanhumane.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Aids Rescues/Shelters, Military, Nationwide
Provides funding to veterans with PTS/TBI who are seeking service dogs. Second Chance Grant offers financial assistance to help offset the costs of rescuing animals who are homeless or the victims of cruelty (only for shelters and rescue groups).

American Veterinary Medical Foundation
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 
Email: 
Web: http://www.avmf.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Charitable care may be provided to those in need including, disabled vets requiring a service dog, low income seniors, good Samaritans who rescue pets, victims of domestic violence. Speak to your veterinarian, as requests must come from AVMA vets.

Assistance Dog United Campaign
5860 Labath Avenue
Rohnert park, CA  94928
Phone: 
Email:  info@assistancedogunitedcampaign.org
Web: www.assistancedogunitedcampaign.org
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Service Dog Program, Nationwide
Provides financial assistance to individuals who have the need for an assistance dog but have difficulty in raising the necessary funds.

Banfield Pet Hospital
18101 SE 6th Way
Vancouver, WA 98683
Phone:  (866) 894-7927
Email: 
Web: https://www.banfield.com/about-us/community/wellness-pets
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
HOPE program delivers help to pets with life-threatening conditions, through their hospitals. For owners who can demonstrate financial need, funds are used for medicine, supplies and life-saving emergency treatment. Contact your local Banfield Pet Hospital.

Brown Dog Foundation
3079 South Danielson Place
Chandler AZ 85286
Phone: 
Email:  grants@browndogfoundation.org
Web:
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Provides financial assistance to pet owners in temporary financial crisis whose pet faces a treatable, but life-threatening condition or illness, in order to restore quality of life to owner and pet.

Cody's Club
c/o Nicole Kraft
135 Nottingham Road
Columbus, OH  43214
Phone:  (614) 263-7808
Email:  kraft.42@osu.edu
Web: http://www.dogdoggiedog.com/pwcAcodysclub.htm
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Helps offset some of the costs related to radiation performed at The Ohio State University (or any other 501C3 treating institution), and to provide a support network for veterinary clients who are faced with this very difficult decision.

CorgiAid
2108 N 38th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 
Email:  yourfriends@corgiaid.org
Web: www.corgiaid.org
Program Types: Breed Specific, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
CorgiAid may provide monetary assistance toward medical expenses for Corgis/Corgi mixes who have been rescued by a group or individual. CorgiAid’s ElderCare program helps with expenses of the day-to-day care of an older corgi dog (10yrs+).


Deaf Dog Education Action Fund
P.O. Box 2840
Oneco, FL 34264-2840
Phone: 
Email:  ddeaf@deafdogs.org
Web: www.deafdogs.org
Program Types: Dogs Only, Disabled Pets, Transport Assist, Aids Rescues/Shelters, Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
To be used (when funding is needed and other financial support is not available) to help offset "extraordinary" medical expenses incurred by the owners/fosters of newly-placed deaf dogs. Also offers transportation cost assistance to defray the costs of transporting a deaf dog to its new "forever" home.

Diabetic Cats in Need
P.O. Box 21
Minot, ME  04258-0021
Phone:  234-738 -DCIN
Email:  info@dcin.info
Web: http://www.dcin.dreamhosters.com/
Program Types: Cats Only, Aids Rescues/Shelters, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.

Dogs on Deployment
970 W Valley Pkwy
Box 667
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone:  (619) 800-3631
Email: 
Web: https://www.dogsondeployment.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide, Military
Provides a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets

Dylan's Hearts
Greensboro, NC 27407
Phone:  (336) 365-2334
Email:  donna@dylanshearts.com
Web: http://www.dylanshearts.com/
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides families with financial assistance to pay for emergency or critical veterinary expenses. Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan prior to applying.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Asst - Kobi's Fund
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone: 
Email:  fveap@earthlink.net
Web: http://www.fveap.org/index.html
Program Types: Cats Only, Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS), also referred to as Injection Site Sarcoma (ISS).
VAS is a group of cancers caused by vaccinations.

For Paws Hospice
310 Orange St.
Palm Harbor, FL  34685
Phone:  (727) 639-9285
Email:  forpawshospice@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.forpawshospice.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide, Disabled Pets
Red Flyer Program accepts used wheelchairs, refurbishes them and loans them at no charge to families of handicapped pets in need.

Frankie's Friends
2950 Busch Lake Blvd
Tampa, FL  33614
Phone:  (888) 465-7387
Email:  giving@frankiesfriends.com
Web: www.frankiesfriends.com
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Frankie’s Friends partners with veterinary emergency and specialty hospitals to determine if an owner’s finances and their pet's medical needs meet the criteria for financial assistance. Does not serve all states – see website for state list and to apply.

Friends and Vets Helping Pets
P.O. Box 910117
Lexington, KY 40591
Phone:  (859) 309-2043
Email:  info@friendsandvetshelpingpets.org
Web: http://friendsandvetshelpingpets.org/
Program Types: Disabled Pets, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.

Handicapped Pets Foundation
5 Saddle Hill Rd.
Amherst, NH  03031
Phone: 
Email:  info@hpets.org
Web: http://hpets.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Disabled Pets, Nationwide
Provides wheelchairs to pets in need.

Harley's Hope Foundation
PO Box 88146
Colorado Springs, CO  80908-8146
Phone:  (719) 495-6083
Email:  info@harleys-hopefoundation.org
Web: http://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/
Program Types: Behavioral Assistance, Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Financial assistance is offered, as resources allow, to assist with major or emergency veterinary care and behavioral or specialty training.

Hope Mending Hearts Foundation
5021 Nottingham Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: 
Email:  Info@hopemendinghearts.net
Web: http://www.hopemendinghearts.net/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Ian Somerhalder Foundation
PO Box 1760
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Phone: 
Email: 
Web: http://www.isfoundation.com/
Program Types: Aids Rescues/Shelters, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides financial assistance to animal welfare organizations, agencies, and in some cases individual rescuers, responsible for the care of animals recovering from abuse, neglect or injuries suffered from a traumatic event.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
PO Box 638
Sterling Heights, MI  48311
Phone:  (888) 544-2237
Email:  info@iaadp.org
Web: http://www.iaadp.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide, Service Dog Program
For IAADP members only,  may provide funds when an assistance dog develops a sudden illness or injury that is treatable but the high cost of intervention is unaffordable.

Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation
P.O. Box 750486
​Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone:  (888) 855-4363
Email:  admin@joshualouis.com
Web: http://joshualouis.org/index.html
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Assists owners and families of pets who are in need of cancer treatment.

Magic Bullet Fund
PO Box 2574
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Phone: 
Email: 
Web: http://themagicbulletfund.org/
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides financial assistance for canine cancer treatment only when the family is unable to pay for treatment.  *For dogs only

Paws 4 a Cure
P.O. Box 1821
Wakefield, MA, 01880
Phone: 
Email: 
Web: http://www.paws4acure.org/
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides financial assistance to the US who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all injuries and illnesses.

Pet Assistance, Inc.
PO Box 2015
New Preston, CT  06777
Phone:  (860) 355-7387
Email:  getapet@gmail.com
Web: http://www.petassistanceinc.org/
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Funds are available to subsidize vet care for urgent or life threatening emergencies only.

Pit Bulls Against Misinformation
3053 Freeport Blvd. #244
Sacramento, CA  95818
Phone:  (916) 243-6860
Email:  info@pitbulltruth.org
Web: http://www.pitbulltruth.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Provides funding, directly to the veterinarian, for the medical care of dogs of owners in financial need. This grant is NOT SPECIFIC to pit bulls, but for all breeds of dog.

Prince Chunk Foundation
PO Box 8044
Blackwood, NJ  08012-1522
Phone:  (856) 302-6373
Email:  info@princechunkfoundation.org
Web: www.princechunkfoundation.org
Program Types: Nationwide, Food Assistance, Vet Expense Assistance
Enables pet owners to keep their pets during times of financial crisis by providing temporary food and emergency vet bill assistance to pet owners throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California.

Race4Ran
PO Box 389
Columbia, MO  65205-0389
Phone: 
Email:  info@race4ran.com
Web: http://www.race4ran.com/
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides financial assistance for various medical needs on a case-by-case basis.

Red Rover
PO Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone:  (916) 429-2457
Email:  info@redrover.org
Web: www.redrover.org
Program Types: Nationwide, Domestic Abuse, Vet Expense Assistance
Urgent Care Grants for ill pets, Domestic Violence Safe Escape Grants for costs of temporary boarding.

Rose's Fund for Animals
PO Box 24
Avon by the Sea, NJ  07717
Phone:  (877) 505-4234
Email:  rosesfund@aol.com
Web: www.rosesfund.org
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
Financially assists pet owners and Good Samaritans in getting treatment for their pets who have a good prognosis for recovery.

The Gift of Sunshine, Inc.
PO Box 246
Center Valley, PA  18034
Phone:  (610) 554-8725
Email:  info@thegiftofsunshine.org
Web: http://www.thegiftofsunshine.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Service Dog Program, Nationwide
The Hope Chest provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities to help cover the cost of obtaining a trained assistance dog. The Gandalf Fund provides financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.

The Letters Foundation
292 Newberry St., Ste. 503
Boston, MA  02115
Phone: 
Email: 
Web:
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides grants to people experiencing a crisis through no fault of their own.

The Mosby Foundation
P.O. Box 218
Deerfield, VA 24432
Phone: 
Email:  info@themosbyfoundation.org
Web: http://themosbyfoundation.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide
May provide financial assistance with veterinary treatment for pet owners in need. Must apply prior to treatment.

The Onyx and Breezy Foundation
PO Box 857
Tuxedo Park, NY  10987
Phone: 
Email:  info@onyxandbreezy.org
Web: http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/
Program Types: Aids Rescues/Shelters, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides assistance to pets of individuals when medical hardship is present – treatment, medication, pet food, spay and neuter.

The Pet Fund
2747 14th Street
Sacramento, CA  95818
Phone:  (916) 443-6007
Email:  info@thepetfund.com
Web: www.thepetfund.com
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Only helps with costs for non-basic, non-urgent care, such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.

The Reidel and Cody Fund
Administration Office
PO Box 1162
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: 
Email:  info@riedelcody.org
Web: https://riedelcody.org/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Cancer, Nationwide
Assists with funding chemotherapy and radiation treatments for pets with cancer.

The Savior Foundation
PO Box 770603
Memphis, TN  38177-0603
Phone: 
Email:  mariotsf@aol.com
Web: www.thesaviorfoundation.org
Program Types: Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
Provides funding to offset immediate medical expenses and needs for any abused, injured and/or abandoned animal in a critical situation.

Trio Animal Foundation
516 North Ogden Ave. Suite 199
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 
Email: 
Web: http://www.trioanimalfoundation.org/
Program Types: Aids Rescues/Shelters, Nationwide, Vet Expense Assistance
The TAF assists shelters, rescues and individuals by paying the medical bills of homeless pets. TAF also promotes adoption and responsible pet ownership, including spay and neuter.

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Phone:  1-800-827-1000
Email: 
Web: https://www.va.gov/
Program Types: Vet Expense Assistance, Nationwide, Service Dog Program, Military

For veterans who have service dogs, Title 38, Section 1714 enables veterans to ask their caseworkers to file VA form 10-2641 in order to receive financial assistance for veterinary care of service dogs.