Help With Vet Care
ARE YOU NEEDING HELP WITH VETERINARY BILLS?
We receive a lot of calls from people who want to turn their pet over to rescue because he/she is injured or sick
and needs medical assistance and they can't afford the vet bill. Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue is not in the
position to take in Owner Surrenders because of sickness or injury. But, we can direct you to those who may be
able to help you.
Before you consider giving up your pet because of injury or a medical condition that you can't afford, please
consider one or more of the following to assist you. Your pet is a valued member of your household that loves
you and needs your help.
Low cost full service veterinarian:
Downtown Animal Care Center (303) 595-3561
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital (303) 722-5800
Grants and other possible financial assistance.
American Animal Hospital Association - (866) 443-5738
Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, we offer grants for veterinary care of pets that have been abandoned and
those whose owners are experiencing financial hardship. AAHA-accredited veterinary practices may apply for
financial assistance on behalf of their clients in need.
The Assistance Dog United Campaign - (800) 284-DOGS (3647)
Operated in association with The Assistance Dog Institute, this nonprofit helps people with disabilities find funding
to purchase service dogs. Phone: 800 284-DOGS (3647)
The Brown Dog Foundation
At Brown Dog Foundation it is our mission to offer pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to
euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable life-threatening condition in order to restore the quality of life for pet
and owner. Use the online form to apply for assistance.
Care Credit - (866) 893-7864
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. 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 budget.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
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 to save their companions when life-threatening illness or
Fetch a Cure - (804) 525-2193
Whether it be through financial support or other resources, FETCH a Cure’s, Canines in Crisis program looks
forward to providing families with a sense of hope.
God's Creatures Ministry - (973) 694-5155
This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.
Good Sam Fund - (614) 846-5800
The MedVet Good Sam (Special Assistance and Memorial) Fund was established in 1999, well before the
development of the Foundation. Its mission was then, and still is, to provide financial aid and support for sick or
injured stray animals who are admitted to MedVet by Good Samaritans and animal lovers. Each grant for
assistance is limited to $500 per doctor per year and per patient per year. Please click here for the criteria for you
and your pet.
We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is
financially challenged. See the application criteria here.
The Magic Bullet Fund
The Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment costs.
Canine Cancer Awareness
Our mission is to provide you with knowledge and support so that you can consult with your vet to get the best
possible treatment for your dog. CCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting canine cancer. We help
sponsor the veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those families in financial need who would not
otherwise be able to afford treatment.
The Pet Fund - (916) 443-6007
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 medical treatment. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult
decision to put an animal down or neglect 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. ALL applicants are REQUIRED to contact The Pet Fund by phone BEFORE applying for funding.
United Animal Nations - (916) 429-2457
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.
Cats in Crisis
Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and humane organizations
care for cats with chronic or emergency medical conditions through financial and fundraising assistance. You must
complete the online application to be considered for aid.
Shakespeare Animal Fund - (775) 342-7040
Anyone can apply for funds, but SAF offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes
below $35,000. Exceptions are made depending on circumstances. It is always a one-time grant
Int'l Assoc of Assistance Dog Partners VCP Program
AADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner
Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay.
The Mosby Foundation
The Mosby Foundation would like to help everyone who asks for aid. However, this is simply not possible. Due to
the overwhelming number of applications we receive daily and the limited funds we have to work with, we simply
cannot help everyone. Our priority for accepting an application for funding will continue to be a life-saving
emergency confirmed by a licensed veterinarian either by fax or phone. To apply for a grant call 540-939-4034.
Full financial information is available from GuideStar. GuideStar is the National Database of Nonprofit Organizations. Chihuahua &
Small Dog Rescue, Inc. a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant. You do not need to be a member to view our Financial Information.