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#1 Old 07-05-2005, 04:10 PM
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This is from an email I got. I can't vouch for any of these organizations, so please do your own research before you contact them.


Subject: [Holisticat] Orgs that help pay vet bill

First, an article on how to budget for and afford vet care:

The list of Organizations (Alphabetical):

American Animal Hospital Association

"The heartbreak happens all too often a pet owner is unable to

afford treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the


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

"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

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


Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)

"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


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.


"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."


"Mission Statement:

Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and

abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no

companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker

is financially challenged."

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. 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."

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. We strive to serve

Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured

animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens

and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care."

UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills

"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

Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery


"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."

Labrador Lifeline

LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs
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