ARE YOU NEEDING HELP WITH VETERINARY BILLS?
We receive a lot of calls from people who are wanting 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.
Angels 4 Animals - (916) 941-9119
Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners in need. 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 they believe that animal
owners should not have to say goodbye to the animals that they love. Their work is accomplished in conjunction with
veterinary clinics across the country, eager to assist as many animals, and their owners, as possible. The services offered
range from financial aid to complete treatment to those pets and pet owners 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
Cody's Club - (614) 620-2476
When facing radiation for your companion animal, this group may be able to make a tough decision easier. Cody’s Club
provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services
in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.
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 injury strikes.
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.
Help-A-Pet - (630) 986-9504
Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. HelpAPet.org helps with vet bills for pets of the
physically and mentally challenged, the elderly on fixed incomes, and children of the poor. Proof of income is required, and
the pet owner must pay as much of the bill as they can to show the pet owner's commitment to the well being of their pet.
100% of every dollar donated goes directly to the veterinarian or medical care giver who is treating the animal.
The Perseus Foundation
Provides information and support to owners whose pets are diagnosed with cancer. Provides information on clinical trials.
Provides financial assistance through its Magic Bullet Fund
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
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.
Feline Outreach is a charitable organization formed to promote the routine and medical care of companion animals,
particularly cats. (Note: Feline Outreach was founded by people who have diabetic cats.)
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
A nonprofit organization designed to assist families in need seek specialty level care for their pets. The foundation will
accept applications from individuals or families that require financial assistance to provide advanced medical and/or surgical
veterinary care that will extend both quantity and quality of life for their pets that would otherwise not be available to them.
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