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  • 1.  Medical Program for Owned Pets

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous
    Posted 15 days ago
    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous

    Are there any shelter organizations with on-staff vet and medical staff that have a program offering low cost/payment plan options for pets of owners who are not financially able to provide them with vet care otherwise? I  would love to start a thread sharing resources/outlines for these programs if they're out there!


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    #Diversity,Equity,InclusionandJustice
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  • 2.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 15 days ago

    We offer one! 

    Pet Care Financial Assistance - East Bay SPCA

     



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    Melissa Robinson
    East Bay SPCA
    Oakland CA
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  • 3.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 14 days ago

    Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue in Denver just implemented a  financial need based dental program that is by referral from vets only.   We decided to do a referral only program so we could maintain our relationship with local vet practices (they were concerned about losing patients) and this allows us to focus the work on lower income pet owners in the community verses people that can afford to pay regular prices but just want to pay less for dental services.  



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    Jenna Ricci
    Volunteer
    Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
    CO
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  • 4.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 14 days ago

    I've been working on a list of organizations that can help pet owners pay for veterinary care.  This list isn't complete, and I am still going through to get additional information, but it might be a "jumping off point" for you.

    Veterinary Care Granting Organizations

    Dylan's Hearts or Dylan's Heart-Not accepting applications
    Frankie's Friends-Preference to rescues with budgets under $1,000,000. Opportunities for individuals to apply for assistance.
    Friends & Vets Helping Pets – Can apply to be approved recipient of funding. Shelter vet will need to submit license, CV, and application.
    Hope Mending Hearts  Applicant Driven Usual grant is $100-200. Cannot be granted for treatment already performed. Animal must be already spayed/neutered, or submit plans for spay/neuter.

    Paws 4 A CureApplicant driven. Applicant is required to do a fundraising page to supplement grant from P4AC.

    Pet Assistance, Inc. CLOSED to applications through November 2023
    RedRover Relief - The RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant program provides financial assistance, resources, and emotional support for pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations. Avg. grant $250.                                                                                                                                                                               
    The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
    The Pet Fund Violet's Friends

    Brown Dog Foundation

    Rose's Fund

    STARelief

    The Magic Bullet Fund

    Senior Pets

    Frosted Faces
    Grey Muzzle
    Top Dog Foundation

    Cancer Specific Organizations
    The Pet Fund
    The Magic Bullet Fund
    Live Like Roo Foundation
    FETCH a Cure

    BowWow Buddies

    Lexis's Love

    The Pet Fund



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    Erin Hooks
    NC
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  • 5.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 13 days ago

    Thank you for this.  We, as a small rural shelter can always use help with our own vet bills and so can the folks in our rural county.



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    [Liesse ] [Langlois]
    [Shelter Director]
    [Animal Protection East Texas]
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  • 6.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 13 days ago
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    I have always provided this document to individuals in my FB groups, rescues, fosters, etc.  I did get it on line.  Perhaps it has more than what is listed below or maybe we can combine lists and make one nice document to share.  



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    Cynthia Williams
    Board Member
    CATIO CAT LOUNGE INC
    TN
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  • 7.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 14 days ago

    In the Nashville area, the Pet Community Center offers such programs.  There actually are several low/no cost spay/neuter clinics and some shelters/clinics do free TNR if outdoor kitties are brought in cages or traps.  I am just talking kitties in the second statement since I know dogs are not allowed to free roam.  Pet Community Center (PCC) and the Joy Clinic do offer the low/no cost spay neuter and PCC offers full vet care at discounts for low income families.



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    Cynthia Williams
    Board Member
    CATIO CAT LOUNGE INC
    TN
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  • 8.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 13 days ago

    We are not a shelter organization, but we are a non-profit low/cost veterinary clinic that gives income based discounts. While we see all cats and dogs, our mission is to provide quality veterinary and dental care to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it such as those owned by low/fixed income, veterans, and registered 501c3 foster programs. We also provide many options for clients to be able to pay/afford care and even have helped with fundraisers for those who really needed it.  www.petcareco.org



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    Nicole McGeeney
    www.petcareco.org
    Pet Care Coalition
    Aurora CO
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  • 9.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 9 days ago

    Sure that's the correct address? Here's what firefox says: Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site



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    Carolyn Kostera
    NA
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  • 10.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 9 days ago

    Pet Care Coalition

    You are perfectly right, I was in a hurry and made a typo. I will fix my last post. It's Pet Care Coalition

     



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    Nicole McGeeney
    Marketing/Fundraising
    Pet Care Coalition
    CO
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  • 11.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 12 days ago

    Has anyone worked with Waggle.org ?

    They seem like an amazing support program and I told our medical director about it.  I don't think they have investigated.

    https://www.waggle.org/



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    Ellen Gratch
    Capital Area Humane Society
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  • 12.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 10 days ago

    We had an owner set up a waggle account for large procedures. It was fairly easy and straight forward. The owner wasn't very tech savvy and was able to figure it out ok with a little help.



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    Nicole McGeeney
    Marketing/Fundraising
    Pet Care Coalition
    CO
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  • 13.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 10 days ago

    The local humane society uses Waggle.  They recommended it to us.  



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    Patty Giarrusso
    Lost Pet Services, Inc.
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  • 14.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 10 days ago

    I have never heard of Waggle.  We will definitely look into this! It looks like a fabulous resource for pet owners in need.



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    Erin Hooks
    Director of Development
    Humane Society of Catawba County
    Hickory NC
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  • 15.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 10 days ago

    My understanding is that shelters and rescues can apply for their grant support too.  And I think once you've been approved, it's easier to get funding the next time but I don't actually know if that's true.



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    Ellen Gratch
    Capital Area Humane Society
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  • 16.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 12 days ago

    In Connecticut Vet Care Everywhere provides  lo cost in home care to Vets, those over 55 and those with disabilities.  Check them out at Vetcareeveryhere.org.



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    Anna Schildroth
    Chair, Humane Commission
    Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter
    CT
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  • 17.  RE: Medical Program for Owned Pets

    Posted 8 days ago

    For folks that need help with cats check out the Community Cat Fund at Waggle:  Community Cat Fund

        This program supports s/n assistance for cats.

    For a sample program the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society has the FARS program:  https://mrfrs.org/veterinary-funding-assistance-program/

    this program has been very helpful....they also have a Captain Courageous Fund for injured community cats too. 



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    Stacy LeBaron
    Head Cat
    The Community Cats Podcast
    Warren VT
    978-239-2090
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