Financial Help Links

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    Robert and Echo Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Financial Aid & Other Resources
    [​IMG]by Jill & Alex (GA) » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:09 am

    Any and all fundraising efforts by or for individuals or groups must be approved
    by our Administrator, Robert and Echo, prior to posting on the FDMB.

    Need some help?

    The following organizations are independent of and do not have any affiliation with the FDMB, but may offer some relief or help to qualified candidates. Some of these links are to commercial enterprises, some to non-profit organizations. Their listing here is a courtesy. Please check with the individual organization. Each organization has their own set of rules, requirements, and policies. Most organizations rely on donations to fund their financial aid programs. Be aware if funds are not available organizations may temporarily close financial aid programs.

    Websites with Financial Resource Links:

    Are You Having Trouble Affording Your Pet? - A comprehensive list of state and national resources of pet financial aid-related organizations in the USA.

    Financial Aid for Pets - Best Friends Animal Society provides a comprehensive list of resources that offer financial assistance for pet guardians who are struggling, as well as senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who are seriously ill.

    Financial Assistance Links for Help with Veterinary Bills - A list of numerous nonprofit organizations which have been created to help pet owners pay for veterinary care they cannot afford.

    Speaking for Spot - Financial assistance for veterinary care. A list of some organizations that may be able to provide you with some financial assistance paying for veterinary care. Many of them are specific in terms of the type of medical care they will cover, the state or region where you reside, family income levels, etc.

    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”.

    Credit Resources

    iCare Credit - iCare is made available to meet the specific needs of those pet owners who do not have adequate insurance coverage or necessary cash available to pay at the time of service. Ask your veterinary clinic if iCare Credit is an option offered by their clinic.

    Care Credit - A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. "Care Credit, 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 budget."

    Pet Card - Petcard offers a simple and affordable way within Canada to finance the treatment or product your pet needs and it allows you to get it without delay. Petcard's veterinary financing programs ensure that you don't delay the treatment your pet needs due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

    Foundations/Organizations which Provide Financial Assistance:

    Brown Dog Foundation - This foundation is a 501c3 public charity that provides funding to families who find themselves with a sick pet that would likely respond to treatment, but due to an unforeseen circumstance, there is not enough money immediately available to make it happen.

    Diabetic Cats in Need (DCIN) Compassionate Assistance Program (CAP) - If approved, the program provides one-time assistance with certain insulins and other supplies (including testing supplies if the caregiver desires) to low-income caregivers. It also provides guidance to feline diabetes educational information and sites on the Internet, hoping to get the caregivers on the road to "appropriate treatment" for their cats.

    Farley Foundation - The Farley Foundation helps low-income pet owners in Ontario, Canada only by subsidizing the cost of non-elective veterinary care for their sick or injured pets.

    Lantus Land Emergency Fund (LLEF) - The Lantus Land Emergency Fund runs fundraisers on an as-needed basis to assist caregivers who are regular posters in the Lantus & Levemir Insulin Support Group on the Feline Diabetes Message Board when emergency veterinary care is needed for their diabetic cats. LLEF does not normally assist with insulin, supplies, or routine medical care. To contact LLEF, please send a Private Message (PM) to “LLEF” on the Feline Diabetes Message Board. Regular posters in the Lantus & Levemir ISG may also apply to join LLEF’s Facebook group at: - Applicants will be asked to supply their FDMB username.

    Paws 4 A Cure - This is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries. Paws 4 A Cure does not discriminate against breed, age, or diagnosis.

    Red Rover Relief (formerly the Emergency Animal Rescue Service of United Animal Nations) - Red Rover is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. All of our programs are designed to bring animals from crisis to care and strengthen the bond between people and animals. Our Red Rover Relief program offers one-time grants to low- or no-income families, rescuers, and Good Samaritans facing emergency veterinary crises. Please review the established guidelines to see if your situation qualifies.

    Scratch - ScratchPay offers simple and affordable payment plans for veterinary care. This option is a one time loan, not a credit card. If approved for a ScratchPay loan, no need to keep track of a card, they pay for your pet's care directly to the hospital. Check your eligibility and rates without affecting your credit score.

    Tails of Help -
    Tails of Help has the objective to provide assistance to the Alberta, Canada pet owner facing financial hardship whose companion animal is ill or injured and requires essential veterinary care.

    The Magic Bullet Fund -
    Magic Bullet Fund provides assistance when a family is unable to pay for cancer treatments and the pet would not be able to have (or complete) treatment without assistance when it is reasonably believed that treatment can add a year of quality life for the pet. Funds are not used for past due balances, treatment for other health issues, palliative care or euthanasia.

    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 veterinary care.

    The Shakespeare Animal Fund - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit whose sole purpose is to save lives by paying emergency veterinary bills for elderly, disabled, returning veterans and others whose dogs and cats are suffering and dying and they haven't the funds to help.

    Wells Fargo Health Advantage - Healthcare credit card that can be used .... for both human and animal care. Easy to apply online - get an instant credit decision. Offers many payment plan options including 6 months or 12 months deferred interested... with no purchase minimum

    ***************************************************************************** is an educational service and does not provide financial assistance for vet bills. Requests to for financial assistance will be discarded.

    Any and all fundraising efforts - by individuals or by groups - must be approved by Robert and Echo before posting on the board.

    If you have a related link to add to this list, please contact Robert and Echo or any Moderator with the information.

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