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We're here to help. 

Though Compassion Animal Project aims to provide support to as many pet owners as possible, we know that there are circumstances that are unfortunately beyond our means. However, there are many other amazing organizations out there that can help! Below you will find a list of resources for pet owners with a variety of different focuses. You will notice it is separated by financial support, end of life emotional support, breed-specific, and state-specific categories. Haven't found the support you need? Feel free to contact us and we will do the best we can to assist, or you can talk to your local humane society.

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General Financial Support

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation    

The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping sick and injured dogs by funding urgent medical care and aiding with veterinary bills for serious conditions.

https://www.bowwowbuddies.com/


Brown Dog Foundation    

Brown Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides funding to families who find themselves in similar situations - 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.

https://www.browndogfoundation.org/about

Dylan's Heart  

Providing families with financial assistance to pay for emergency or critical veterinary expenses. Please note: only serving NC, SC, VA, TN, and GA

https://www.dylanshearts.com/

Ellevet Project  

The ElleVet Project is a non-profit organization founded to help the pets of the homeless by providing free veterinary care and medical supplies. The ElleVet Project is unique in that traveling to the homeless communities treating pets where they live allows the project to reach pets who otherwise may never have access to care or services. The ElleVet Project uses a team of veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and ElleVet staff skilled in street medicine to effectively connect with homeless pet owners and provide high-quality medical care.

https://ellevetproject.org/

Frankie's Friends Fund  

Frankie’s Friends Fund 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. This program is designed to help with the treatment of emergency and specialty medical conditions where the pet would otherwise suffer, be euthanized, or relinquished without proper veterinary care.

https://www.frankiesfriends.org/national-frankies-friends-fund

Friends & Vets Helping Pets  

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to assist families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life.

https://friendsandvetshelpingpets.org/about/

Grey Muzzle Organization

The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.

https://www.greymuzzle.org/about-us/vision-mission

Harley's Hope Foundation 

Harley's Hope has a mission to ensure low-income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise. The goal in doing so is to prevent at-risk animals from being surrendered or falling victim to euthanasia for treatable conditions and behaviors.

https://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/

Hearts United for Animals

Provides funding for emergency medical cases.

https://www.hua.org/911-emergency-assistance-rescue

Live Like Roo 

Provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis

https://www.livelikeroo.org/

National Veterinary Associates (NVA) Angel Fund 

Through the Angel Fund program, NVA aids families who need financial assistance to ensure their pets can get the care they need. The Angel Fund is supported by fundraising efforts and donations from clients, community members, and staff.

https://www.jabholco.com/img/reports/NVA_Social_Responsibility_Sept_2021.pdf

Oscar’s Cause 

Oscar’s Cause is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in place for the welfare of animals nationwide. Their mission is simple, to ensure that all animals both pets and strays receive the appropriate care they need, so that neither the animals not their families have to suffer.

http://oscarscause.org/index.html

Paws 4 a Cure 

Paws 4 A Cure is an 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.

www.paws4acure.org

Pet Assistance Inc

Pet Assistance, Inc subsidizes costly vet care for hundreds of pets that have life-threatening emergencies.

https://www.petassistanceinc.org/

Pet Assistance Inc

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.

https://www.petsofthehomeless.org/

Red Rover

Red Rover's mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster-relief services, financial assistance, and education. They accomplish this by engaging volunteers and supporters, collaborating with others, and maximizing the use of online technology.

https://redrover.org/

Rose’s Fund for Animals

Rose's Fund for Animals will financially assist, to the best of their ability, pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss.

www.rosesfund.com

The Mosby Foundation

The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to assist in the care for critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

https://themosbyfoundation.org/

The Pet Fund

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in the United States who need veterinary care. The Pet Fund works ONLY on non-basic, non-urgent care.

There are four categories of care:
1. Basic care (spay and neuter procedures, dental, vaccinations, etc.)
2. Non-basic, non-urgent care (cancer treatment, heart disease, etc.)
3. Urgent care (diagnostic testing, broken leg, torn ligament, etc.)
4. Emergency care (life-threatening injuries or illnesses)

www.thepetfund.com

The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund

The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund® (VCCF) provides veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships as well as a means to support animals who are injured or rescued from abuse and neglect.

https://www.vccfund.org/

Waggle

Pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform devoted to raising funds for pets in medical crisis and giving those at the front lines of economic euthanasia decisions a safety net.

https://www.waggle.org/

Breed Specific

CorgiAid

CorgiAid is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes. They help out those who rescue dogs from shelters or other non-permanent homes, then foster them until a new home is found. Medical and other expenses for these dogs can become high; CorgiAid gathers donations from those who want to help, and, within their funding guidelines, and gets funds to those rescuers who apply for help.

https://corgiaid.com/


Doberman 911

Doberman 911 is an all-volunteer organization of people with a common goal of helping Senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers. That need may be financial for Doberman Rescue Groups, or it may be only information and/or moral support for the owner of a Doberman with a serious illness or injury. They will also aid Rescue Groups in rehoming and fostering senior Dobermans they may place under their care.

https://doberman911.org/

 

WestieMed

WestieMed, Inc., is an all-volunteer, IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created to distribute financial aid to injured or ill rescued Westies in foster care or within six months of adoption. 

http://westiemed.org/

Diagnosis Specific

Cancer

Canine Cancer Awareness

Educational blogs and awareness for canine cancer.

https://caninecancerawareness.org/category/therapy-and-support/

Companions in Crisis (Fetch a Cure)

The Companions in Crisis (CIC) fund provides financial assistance to help families pay for life-saving treatments for their pets who have been diagnosed with cancer. This program strives to provide pet owners with a sense of hope when facing a cancer diagnosis. **The program serves the states of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and pets who have a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.**

https://caninecancerawareness.org/category/therapy-and-support/

Live Like Roo 

Provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis.

https://www.livelikeroo.org/

Maggie's Friends (Live Like Roo)  

Assisting Cats Through a Cancer Diagnosis.

https://www.livelikeroo.org/maggies-friends

The Cappy Fund (Live Like Roo)

Providing funds for animals in rescue or foster to heal their cancer

https://www.livelikeroo.org/cappy-fund

Magic Bullet Fund

Financial assistance for Cats & Dogs with Cancer

https://themagicbulletfund.org/

Kobi Fund for Vaccine Associated Sarcoma

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity Organization that provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS), also referred to as Injection Site Sarcoma (ISS).

https://www.fveap.org/

Magic Bullet Fund

Financial assistance for Cats & Dogs with Cancer

https://themagicbulletfund.org/

The Reidel & Cody Fund

The Riedel and Cody Fund (RCF) is a non-profit organized to provide funding for owners who have a pet diagnosed with cancer and cannot afford to pay for the treatment. 

http://riedelcody.org

Family Support

Live Like Roo 

Provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis

https://www.livelikeroo.org/


Booker Fund    

The Booker Fund, an arm of the Live Like Roo Foundation, pays for hotel rooms, wagons, dog beds and anything a dog needs in the final days or months to make them happy and comfortable. They send dogs and their families to hotel stays to forget about cancer for a night and it helps ease the stress and emotion of having a sick dog.  This Fund is named for a dude named Booker, who takes in hospice dogs and gives them the best life.

https://www.livelikeroo.org/booker-fund

Ahimsa House    

Ahimsa House became Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.

https://ahimsahouse.org/

Safe Haven for Pets   

The Safe Haven for Pets (Safe Haven) program, located in Columbus, Ohio was created in 2006 to assist the pets of the victims of domestic violence. Their program provides veterinary care, food and shelter to an average of 50 animals annually, at no cost. 

https://www.columbushumane.org/safe-haven

Safe Place for Pets

On-site housing and Off-site housing for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.

https://safeplaceforpets.org/

End-of-Life Support

Booker Fund    

The Booker Fund, an arm of the Live Like Roo Foundation, pays for hotel rooms, wagons, dog beds and anything a dog needs in the final days or months to make them happy and comfortable. We send dogs and their families to hotel stays to forget about cancer for a night and it helps ease the stress and emotion of having a sick dog.  This Fund is named for a dude named Booker, who takes in hospice dogs and gives them the best life.

https://www.livelikeroo.org/booker-fund

Lap of Love

Network of Veterinarians across the US who offer veterinary hospice, in-home euthanasia, cremation & aftercare, teleadvice, pet loss support

Lapoflove.com

Live Like Roo 

Provides support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis

https://www.livelikeroo.org/

Pet Loss Community   

This community - started by two veterinarians and a doctor of clinical psychology - offers a compassionate and empathetic space to share your grief and honor your beloved pet. They offer 4 different types of ongoing support options to help you find healing, encouragement, and a way through the pain.  

https://pet-loss-community.mykajabi.com/

The Tilly Project

The Tilly Project aims to connect pet owners with end-of-life pet photographers across the world and to provide accessible, educational, and supportive resources for photography, anticipatory grief, and pet loss/bereavement.

thetillyproject.org

Other

RetireGuide - Who Will Care for Your Pet After You Die?

This article prepares pet owners to have a set plan written into their will covering what should happen to their pet when they die.

https://www.retireguide.com/retirement-planning/estate-planning/who-will-care-for-your-pet-after-you-die/

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Pre-Application

Before being considered for a grant from Compassion Animal Project, you must apply to (and accept at least 20% of whatever is offered) these two services:

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Insurance

Even though it likely won’t help with a current issue, Compassion Animal Project strongly recommends pet insurance, such as one of these providers:

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Crowdfund

Whether your application is approved or not, we recommend creating a GoFundMe page where you can tell your story and solicit donations to help.