Financial Resources For Pet Owners In Need

The whole family suffers when money problems make it hard, or impossible, to care for a pet. But help is out there. The following is 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.

Breed-specific resources
Cats | Dogs
Disease-specific resources for cats
Cancer
Disease-specific resources for dogs
Cancer | Lymphoma
Resources for those with assistance dogs
Resources for animal welfare groups

Resources for animals of senior citizens, people with disabilities, people who are seriously ill

If your pet needs MEDICAL Care that you cannot afford, here are listings of state-specific programs that may be able to help you.

Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

The Big Hearts Fund: financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
Canine Cancer Awareness
The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity
IMOM
Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: Under the JLACF's bylaws as approved by the IRS, grants can only be provided for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
The Mosby Fund
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Paws 4 A Cure
The Pet Fund
Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
The Riedel & Cody Fund: support for pets suffering with cancer
RedRover Relief
Rose's Fund provides funds for animals who also has an extensive list of resources which will greatly help you in finding what suits your situation the best.
Shakespeare Animal Fund
Top Dog Foundation "Bentley Grant": for senior dogs (age 10 and over; breed taken into consideration when determining what is "senior")

Sources: Best FriendsThe Humane Society
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Assistance By State

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There are many charities and organizations that have been created to help pet owners when veterinary care becomes a financial burden or when they are unable to care for their pet. Please click here for the list and see if they fit your current situation. 

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Shelters and Rescue Groups are also a good place to contact. They have fosters who care for your pet and will find the best suited family for your furbaby.

Don't give up on your pet...your'e all he has and loves you beyond words. If you take your pet(s) to a kill shelter...well...that's what they'll do. Why put your loved one through this trauma of being locked up and perhaps killed.

RELATED: 10 Top "Must Know" Tips Before Surrendering Your Pet

Below is an extensive list of Shelters and Rescue Groups if you haven't found what you're looking for.

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