Financial Assistance

Below are a list of organizations that offer financial assistance for owners or caregivers who cannot afford vet care.


Pet Assistance Foundation

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals (Penny Adams)

Vet Assist (Cynthia Starkovsky) | Phone: 858.452.9420

S. Ford Foundation

American Animal Hospital Association
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.

Angels 4 Animals
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.

Care Credit
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.

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.
1641 Elizabeth Lane
Yuba City, CA 95993
Fax: 888.301.4264

“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.”
P. O. Box 244
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
Phone: 630.986.9504
Fax: 630.986.9141

IMOM (In Memory of Magic)
Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals.
PO Box 282
Cheltenham, MD 20623
Phone: 866.230.2164
Fax: 301.599.1852

The Pet Fund
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. 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
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.
P.O. Box 188890
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: 916.429.2457
Fax: 916.429.2456
From time to time, 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.

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.


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.


(Specific animals needing veterinary care)