Applying for Help from Pet-Related Nonprofits


In these difficult financial times, pet parents needing assistance often have to try multiple routes. Yesterday we looked at different options for financing veterinary bills; today we wanted to share some nonprofit organizations that offer financial assistance to pet owners.

Like all animal welfare agencies these days, many of these funds are strained–so if you’re not in need of help, these funds are always seeking donations!

  • Angels4Animals This nonprofit’s program Guardian Angel works directly with veterinary clinics to help provide assistance to pet lovers who are facing euthanization or surrendering of a pet because of financial limitations.
  • Brown Dog Foundation This nonprofit works with pet owners in temporary financial strain who are seeking veterinary help for their pets for a treatable but life-threatening illness.
  • Canine Cancer Awareness This nonprofit helps pet owners who cannot pay for canine cancer treatment; payments go directly to vets.
  • IMOM provides funding for non-routine veterinary care for companion animals.
  • Jake Brady Memorial Fund This fund works to help seniors, physically and mentally challenged adults, low-income families, and unemployed individuals who are having difficulties paying for non-routine veterinary help.
  • The Mosby Foundation Financial assistance for life-saving emergency veterinary care is the focus of this foundation.
  • The Pet Fund The Pet Fund is not for emergency care but is aimed at providing assistance for costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care.
  • RedRover The RedRover Relief program provides financial and emotional support to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations and resources to help victims of domestic violence escape abusive environments with their pets.

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  • Jen

    This is an excellent post. Working at a vet clinic I did not know there were so many options for clients. I know of 1 or 2 of them. This is great information that I will be sure to pass along. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks so much, Jen! I know that some can be a long shot but I hope it helps to give people an assortment of nonprofits to try!

  • This is a really great roundup!

  • Wonderful information. Anything that can help people and their pets in need. No one should have to worry about getting the care they need for their pets.