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
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 injury
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
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.