Medical care expenses are among the biggest contributors to the overall costs of pet guardianship. In 2017 alone, pet veterinary costs comprised as much as 25% of the nearly $70 billion Americans spent on their animals.
Pets for Patriots partners with veterinary practices to provide high quality, discounted care to veterans who adopt through our program.
We cannot help with pet veterinary costs for members of the general public or veterans who did not adopt through our program, without exception.
Organizations that help with pet veterinary costs
These organizations may be able to help you with pet veterinary costs:
- Dogs On Deployment provides financial assistance to qualifying service members E-6 ranks and below, and non-active veterans on an individual basis. Individuals can apply for grants for routine and emergency care, as well as for costs related to PCS travel with pets.
- The Pet Fund provides financial aid for pets who need non-basic, non-urgent care.
- Best Friends Animal Society offers a listing of resources by state and breed, as well as for individuals who are disabled or have assistance animals.
- Trio Animal Foundation helps shelters, rescues and individuals pay medical bills of homeless pets.
- Red Rover provides a listing of organizations that provide financial assistance for veterinary care, organized by state/national, disease, breed and other factors.
- Red Rover Relief Grants provides assistance grants for life-threatening or urgent veterinary needs for pets that have a promising outcome.
- Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (cats only) is for owners who cannot afford necessary, life-saving veterinary care.
- Humane Society of the United States listing provides both national and state-by-state listing of various organizations, funds, etc. for low/no-cost veterinary care.
- Care Credit offers payment plans for individuals who need help with various types of bills, including veterinary care.
- Rose’s Fund offers financial assistance for veterinary bills to pet owners experiencing financial hardship. The animal must have a good prognosis if care is rendered.
- Handicapped Pets Foundation donates mobility equipment to pets in need.
- Frankie’s Friends helps with the treatment of emergency and specialty medical conditions where the pet would otherwise suffer, be euthanized, or relinquished without proper veterinary care. Grants capped at $500 per pet/household.
- Dog and Cat Cancer Fund works with treating veterinarians to assist low-income individuals with cancer treatment for their pets.
- Magic Bullet Fund helps pay for canine cancer treatment only.
We are no longer able to reply to individual comments on this post asking for help with pet veterinary costs. Please see the list above.
Plan for the unexpected
Pets for Patriots members are eligible to receive a 15% discount from Petplan, rated America’s number one pet insurance provider and the exclusive pet insurance sponsor of our charity.
You might choose to insure your pet, set aside medical funds in your family budget to help with pet veterinary costs – or both. Always have a financial plan to care for your pet’s veterinary needs.