Possible Sources for Financial Aid (for individuals)

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The following is a list of links we’ve found around the web regarding possible sources for financial aid to individuals in regards to their pets.  CAAWS is not endorsing or vouching for these places, nor are we privvy to how reliable, accurate, or fast they are in reviewing applications.   This is just the result of a search.  Please feel free to add to this list in the comment section of any other places of a similar nature in the comment section. (last update: 5/15/15)

Louisiana Specific

National
  •  IMOM – Financial assistance for non-routine and emergency veterinary care.
  •  Red Rover Relief – The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.
  • The Pet Fund – Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care
  • CareCredit – Offers a revolving line of credit for veterinary expenses
  • Angels4Animals – possibly?
  • Shakespeare Animal Fund – Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved Cocker Spaniel “Shakespeare”. He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pet. Let Shakespeare help you!
  • The AAHA Foundation – The benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the AAHA Foundation offers the AAHA Helping Pets Fund which works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.
  • Harley’s Hope Foundation – Harley’s Hope offer several services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors and short-term foster care.
  • Brown Dog Foundation – This organization is dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.
  • Banfield Charitable Trust – The Banfield Charitable Trust has numerous programs including grants to help with veterinary care, food programs (like Meals on Wheels), helping homebound pet owners and owners in hospice care among others.
  • The Onyx & Breezy Foundation – This is a privately run nonprofit started in memory of the founder’s dogs.  This foundation has helped animals in a variety of ways: from spay/neuter programs, to getting dogs on death row out of high-kill shelters, to providing emergency medical care to animals whose owners have fallen on hard times.
  • Handicapped Pets Foundation – The Handicapped Pets foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. They also donate mobility equipment to pets in need.

For Cats Only

  • Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program – Financial aid for emergency veterinary costs for cat

Specific Breeds

Specific Needs
  • DIABETIC – Diabetic Pets  – For diabetic pets only
  • HEART DISEASE – Big Hearts Fund – Dedicated to raising funds and awareness for dogs and cats diagnosed with heart disease
  • CANCER –  Canine Cancer Awareness – We realize that treatments for canine cancer are very costly and can create financial hardship. If you are struggling and need assistance to provide your dog with cancer treatment you are encouraged to download an application for financial assistance. You need to have a confirmed cancer diagnosis from your veterinarian to have the application reviewed.

* Another great resource list is located here, by Red Rover.  It is organized by state, national, disease, breed, etc.  The humane society has another resoure list here as well.