Organizations that can help with vet bills

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Feline diabetes can be managed very frugally in most cases. If you need help to manage your cat with diabetes, you may be eligible for aid.

Catastrophic veterinary bills are unusual but no one is immune. If you feel you can't handle your vet care costs, don't give up.

Don't forget to contact your vet first and see if you can arrange a payment plan or perhaps a barter for the vet's services. Also, contact your LOCAL animal rescue and aid organizations. is an educational service and does not provide financial assistance for vet bills. Requests to for financial assistance will be discarded.

This is a list of USA organizations that help owners that cannot afford vet care. There is also a listing for a link to possible UK assistance organizations.
Some of these links are to commerical enterprises, some to non-profit organizations. Their listing here is a courtesy. is an educational service and does not provide financial assistance for vet bills.


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."

Cats in Crisis Inc -

Cats in Crisis Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping cats and kittens with special medical needs receive the veterinary treatment they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Diabetic Cats in Need (DCIN) -

Diabetic Cats in Need helps rescues, shelters, and low-income individuals with the cost of insulin and blood glucose testing and other diabetes supplies. DCIN does not assist with past costs and usually does not assist with veterinary costs. As a condition of assistance, DCIN requires that individual caregivers adhere to certain "best practices" in caring for their diabetic cats, including hometesting blood glucose levels, feeding low carbohydrate canned or raw food, and active participation on a sanctioned Internet group for diabetic cat caregivers. and
Note: Before including DCIN on this list, please review Venita's comments posted here: and mine directly below her post.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) -

"The NEED & The HELP: 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.

IMOM (In Memory of Magic) -

At IMOM, founded in 1998, we believe that no pet should be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged -- and more than 1800 pets have received financial assistance because of that commitment.

Lantus Land Emergency Fund (LLEF) -

The Lantus Land Emergency Fund (LLEF) is a small fund maintained by contributions to assist caregivers of Lantus Tight Regulation Support Group kitties on the Feline Diabetes Message Board when funds are needed in the event of emergency treatment. If sufficient funds are available, the LLEF also tries to help those who need assistance with non-emergency, but necessary treatment or supplies for their diabetic cat. Should you need help or know of a Lantus Tight Regulation Support Group kitty that does, if you wish to make a donation, or have diabetic supplies to share with a kitty in need the LLEF Committee may be able to help. Want to donate, have supplies to share, or need to contact the LLEF Committee regarding the Fund? Find the LLEF on Facebook:

Red Rover Relief (formerly the Emergency Animal Rescue Service of United Animal Nations) -

RedRover 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 RedRover 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.

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.

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”.

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