We realize veterinary care can be costly and may seem out of reach for some families. If you are having financial difficulties that could compromise your pet’s veterinary care, help may be available through a number of non-profit organizations linked to on this page.
While we are familiar with and do accept CareCredit, we have little or no direct experience with most of these organizations beyond verifying that their websites appear to be up and running. We encourage you to apply due diligence in researching them for yourself.
Bow Wow Buddies Foundation provides medical care funds to individuals struggling to cover their veterinary bills for their pets’ serious ailments.
Brown Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides funding to families who have 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.”
Brownsburg Animal Clinic accepts CareCredit credit cards, which can be used to cover all sorts of services and products at the clinic. You have to apply and be approved by the company before you can open a CareCredit account.
From the website, “Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the first and one of the few national nonprofits providing pet food and emergency veterinary care to pets that belong to homeless people.”
According to the website, “Frankie’s Friends provides financial assistance grants to family owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment.” For information about applying for assistance, see the Programs drop-down in the main menu.
The Handicapped Pets Foundation donates new or reconditioned wheelchairs to elderly, disabled and injured pets in need.
Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization that provides financial help nationwide for the veterinary medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford it.
If your cat or dog has cancer and you can’t afford treatment, the Magic Bullet Fund offers assistance for cancer treatment including surgery or chemotherapy.
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation provides funding and support to a wide range of pet-related causes, including help for individual pet owners facing difficulties paying for veterinary treatment.
From the website: “Paws 4 A Cure is a United States based 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 provides financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape abuse together and stay together. Urgent care grants are also available to pet owners struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations.
The Riedel & Cody Fund (RCF) helps pets with cancer diagnosed by a board-certified veterinary oncologist. Approved applicants set up Waggle crowdfunding campaigns that may be matched or supplemented with grants from RCF. The grant together with the funds raised on Waggle will be paid directly to the veterinary provider.
Waggle is a crowd-funding resource that helps pet owners in financial need by providing tools, advice and sharing templates to create fund-raising campaigns to benefit their pets. By setting up an account and sharing your story with friends and family—ideally on social media—Waggle may be able to help you raise money to cover your pet’s vet bills.