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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. 

Haven't found the support you need? Contact your local humane society for additional resources.

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General financial support

Dedicated to helping sick and injured dogs by funding urgent care and aiding with veterinary bills for serious conditions. Spay or neuter, dental work, preventative care, ongoing treatments, or end-of-life care are not included. Applicants may apply up to 30 days after a procedure. Max amount: $2,500.

Brown Dog Foundation provides funding to pets that would likely respond to treatment, but due to an unforeseen circumstance, there is not enough money immediately available to make it happen. Approval takes 2-5 business days. Max amount varies.

Funds emergency and life-saving veterinary care for pets of low-income households. Does not pay for vaccinations, spay/neuter services, or non-urgent or routine care. Max amount varies.

Provides financial assistance grants to pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment. Grants do not cover exams,  diagnostics, primary veterinary care such as dental work, vaccinations, spays/neuters, monthly medications, euthanasia or the treatment of strays, rescue organizations, or foster pets. Max amount: $2,000.

A nonprofit established to assist families with financial limitations to pay for veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. Examples include tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart. Does not fund routine vet care, diagnostics, or treatments that have already occured. Max amount varies. 

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. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization. Max amount: $11,000.

Keeps pets and their families together by providing the necessary financial assistance for emergency medical treatment in efforts to prevent financially driven euthanasia. Max amount varies around $300.

Ensures that all animals can get the appropriate care they need, so that neither the animals not their families have to suffer. Funding will not exceed 75% of the total cost. A diagnosis and itemized estimate is required before application is complete. Does not cover the cost of the initial exam. Max amount: $1,000.

Provides financial assistance for spay and neuter programs, rescues, shelters, food, medicine and supplies assistance, cancer research, military and police canines, and more. Veterinary bill assistance requires a diagnosis and prognosis from a veterinarian as well as an estimate of cost. Completed application packages must be physically mailed to The Onyx & Breezy Foundation; urgent notices may be sent via e-mail in PDF format with no more than 10 pages. Does not fund requests for medical care previously paid by applicant. Max amount varies.

Paws 4 A Cure is an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care. Includes medication, insulin, heartworm treatment and medical equipment such as wheelchairs. Does not provide assistance for spay or neuter, vaccinations, flea/tick, heartworm preventative medication, preventative care, routine dental care, routine office visits or euthanasia. Max amount: $500.

Aims to keep pets in their own homes, even in times of financial and medical crises. Does not help with any "chains" franchises or corporate-owned specialty hospitals, such as Banfield, VCA, or emergency hospitals. Veterinary care subsidies are for urgent or life-threatening emergencies only. Requires a written estimate from the veterinarian. Approvals typically take 36 hours. Max amount varies.

Created with the goal of helping sick pets get the medical attention they need. Provides pet financial assistance to low-income pet owners who are having trouble paying expensive vet bills. One pet owner per month is selected. Max amount: $200.

Mission is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster-relief services, financial assistance for urgent care, and education. Must have a current diagnosis and treatment plan from a veterinarian. Does not include exams or testing. Treatment must have a good or favorable outcome. Household income cannot exceed $60,000 per year. Average grant amount: $250.

Assists in the care for critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. Does not fund diagnostics, testing, CT scans or x-rays, general or routine veterinary care (vaccinations, office visits, blood work, testing, dental cleanings), or treatment that has already been performed. Max amount varies.

Does not provide grants for veterinary services that have been provided before the application date. Does not fund pet wellness appointments, tick/flea control, and spay/neuter. Pets must be spayed/neutered. Pet must have a confirmed diagnosis of a critical illness by a licensed veterinarian within the past 90 days. Max amount: $500.

Financial assistance only on non-basic, non-urgent care (cancer treatment, heart disease, etc.). Grants are one-time only. Max amount: $200.

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. Examples include cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases. Does not include spay and neuter procedures, dental, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or emergency care. Max amount varies.

Crowdfunding for pets in crisis. Create a Waggle Campaign using your veterinarian's contact info, the pet's medical estimate, and clear and compelling photos of your pet. Your pet may qualify for some extra attention, a matching grant, or sponsorship.

By breed or location

Offers emergency veterinary bill assistance. Does not fund cancer, cataracts, specialty procedures, ongoing treatments. Pet must be spayed/neutered. Must have diagnosis, treatment, and a cost estimate. Does not fund vaccinations, routine care, grooming or kenneling,  or reimbursement for completed treatment. Must reside in Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Riverside, Orange or Ventura, CA. Max amount varies. 

Helps low-income pet owners who need veterinary care for their pets' emergency or chronic conditions. Must be a resident of Arlington County, VA. Does not fund minor cuts and abrasions, flea or tick infestations, intestinal parasites, cancer, dental procedures, orthopedic surgeries, routine veterinary care, wellness care, vaccines, grooming, euthanasia, or after-life services. Additional services include vaccinations/microchipping, community care clinics, spay/neuter vouchers, training support, and behavior hotline. Max amount varies.

Must be a a resident of San Benito, Santa Cruz or Monterey counties, CA. Must be serviced by one of the BirchBark Veterinary Partners. Total household income must be within 300% of federal poverty guidelines. Pet must be spayed/neutered or owner must be willing to spay/neuter to pet. Max amount: $5,000.

The Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) program provides help with costs of food, grooming, and health care for the dog. Must be a CA resident who use a guide, signal, or service dog to help with disability-related needs. Max amount: $50 per month.

Must reside in Washington or Idaho. Assists with treatment for only dogs and cats. Does not fund spay/neuters, initial exams, vaccinations, or diagnostic testing, or for non-veterinary services. Does not fund chronic illnesses such as diabetes or kidney disease. Max amount varies.

Provides financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes. Accepts applications for assistance for rescued corgis or corgi mixes from organizations or individuals. Applicants must be fostering the dog with intent of re-homing that dog to a permanent home or recently adopted the dog. Cannot provide funding for the care of established personal pets. Dogs are required to be spayed or neutered. Max amount varies.

An all-volunteer organization 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. Also aids rescues in rehoming and fostering senior Dobermans they may place under their care. Max amount varies. 

Helps owners cover the cost of their pet’s treatment so they can focus on the health of their four-legged family member. Cases must be outpatient (non-hospitalized) emergencies. Must reside in Oregon. Max amount: $1,200.

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

Provides financial support for those at risk of losing their beloved pet. Pets must have already been seen by a veterinarian within the past two weeks and diagnosed with a life-threatening or critical care condition. Must reside San Diego County, CA. FACE cannot provide assistance for routine or non-emergency care, services that have already taken place, conditions requiring ongoing treatment or those with a poor or guarded prognosis. Max amount varies.

Provides pet food and emergency veterinary care to pets that belong to people experiencing homelessness. Additional services include pet food providers directory, pet-friendly homeless shelter directory, and wellness clinics. Must be unhoused. Max amount varies.

Foster-based dog and cat rescue organization that provides assistance for an animal in a crisis that otherwise would not receive care. Must reside in Rock, Jefferson, Green, or Walworth, WI counties. Max amount varies.

Offers financial assistance so pet owners can get their fur kids the medical care they need. Pet must be seen at one of the veterinary clinics in Campbell County, Wyoming that FKF does business with. Does not fund routine vet visits, vaccinations, de-clawing, or spay/neuter. Must reside in Campbell County, WY. Max amount varies.

Provides financial assistance for life-saving veterinary care. Does not cover spay-neuter surgery, routine wellness exams, or annual vaccinations. Must reside in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Max amount varies.

Mission is to ensure low-income pet parents and their companion or service animals remain together when issues arise. Other programs include pet food delivery; medication vouchers, drive-up pet food pantries, service animal aid fund, emergency foster care. Must be a Colorado resident to apply. Max amount: $500.

Programs provide qualified pet owners financial assistance for basic medical needs or spay/neuter. Must reside in west central Wisconsin counties of St. Croix, Polk, Pierce, and Dunn. Max amount varies.

Covers urgent care, emergency care, diagnostics care, and parvo/other vaccine-preventable illness. Grants are not eligible for preventative, routine care or chronic illness. Application must be received within 14 days of initial vet visit. Does not fund office visit fees. Must reside in Butte, Custer, Lawrence, Meade, or Pennington, SD counties OR Crook, WY. Additional service for cremation assistance. Max amount varies.

Funding for veterinary care for domestic dogs and cats where serious or emergency veterinary care is needed. Does not fund basic care, spay/neuter, bills paid or procedures already in progress, any animals owned by breeders, declawing/ear cropping/debarking services, or medications. Will consider chronic health problems, and end of life comfort care. Must reside in Dayton, WY. Max amount varies.

Will reimburse low income pet owners for emergency food or supply purchases up to $100, emergency veterinary medical costs for your pet up to $200, or assistance with spay/ neuter. Must reside in Kootenai, ID county.

Offers financial assistance to help individuals and families in need of a cancer diagnosis for their dog, and in certain cases to receive treatment for early stage cancer. Must reside in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Max amount varies. 

Veterinary Assistance Program that provides small subsidiaries for low-income pet owners whose pets are in urgent need of medical care. Must reside in Tennessee. Max amount varies, but most grants are for $150. 

Provides funds for emergency care when pets most need it and their owners. Must reside in one of five boroughs of NYC. Max amount varies. 

Provides low income families with emergency financial aid for veterinary expenses. Must pick up a physical application packet at one of the PAWS partner hospitals. If client cannot visit any of the locations, call or email to request one be mailed. Must reside in WA. Max amount varies. 

Provides qualified, low-income owners with financial assistance to reduce the cost of their pets’ wellness visits and treatment for illness and injury. Must reside in Rhode Island. Max amount $125.

The applicant must live within 40 miles of Rochester Hope for Pets (Rochester, NY) or be an existing patient of a veterinary hospital within 40 miles of Rochester Hope for Pets. Does not fund exams, routine wellness care, spay/neuter, or ongoing prescription food or medication. Applicants must provide an official estimate from a veterinarian for the treatment or surgery. Max amount varies.

Funds emergency veterinary bills due to accidents, sickness and other emergencies. Does not fund routine treatment, vaccinations, spay or neuter. Must reside in one of 13 northern Nevada counties or Alachua County, Florida. Max amount varies.

Provides supplies, dog houses, and resources for pets outdoors. Must reside in Alaska. 

Helps financially struggling families find affordable vet care. Additional services include referrals/resources, pet supplies (food, litter, collars, leashes), flea/heartworm prevention, and training. Must reside in Birmingham, AL or surrounding areas. Max amount varies. 

Offers free veterinary care to economically disadvantaged individuals, particularly the elderly and disabled, who rely on their companion animals for companionship and well-being. Other services include funding for annual exam, 1 year supply of flea and heartworm preventative, necessary vaccines, dental, mass removals, and antibiotics. Must reside in Texas and be enrolled in Meals on Wheels services to be eligible for LEAP program services. Contact your Meals on Wheels case worker for information. Max amount varies. 

Offers financial assistance for qualifying families in need of medical or surgical intervention for their beloved pet. Does not fund spay or neuter, chronic conditions, or treatments rendered 2 weeks prior to application date. Must reside in Texas. Max amount: $1,000.

Funding for non-routine and non-emergency care. Does not fund routine care such as vaccinations or dentals, or emergencies. Does not fund existing veterinary bills. Other services include heartworm & flea clinics, heartworm treatment, and dog training grants. Must reside in New Orleans, LA. Max amount varies.

The Shamrock Animal Fund helps pay for veterinary care for pet owners with financial limitations. Additional services include low-cost veterinary clinics. Must reside in Syracuse or Central New York. Max amount varies.

Assists shelters, rescues and individuals by paying medical bills of homeless pets. Also promotes adoption and spay and neuter. Must be unhoused. Max amount varies.

Helps individuals and families secure the funds they need for specialty and emergency care for their pets. Must reside in NJ or surrounding area. Max amount varies. 

Provides food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them. Additional services include Prevent-A-Litter Program (coupons for reduced-cost spaying and neutering), pet food banks, and adoption resources. Must be in Whidbey Island, WA. Max amount: $150. 

An all-volunteer nonprofit created to distribute financial aid to injured or ill rescued Westies in foster care or within six months of adoption. Will provide assistance for non-routine medical expenses (immediate medical care, treatment, or medications) for Westies or Westie-mixes who are abandoned, rescued, or recent adoption cases (up to twelve months). Max amount: $2,500. 

By diagnosis

Dedicated to helping families of canines who are battling cancer by providing veterinary care assistance, emotional support, and other resources regardless of age or prognosis. Max amount varies.

Supports diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes, helps to rehome unwanted diabetic cats, and helps to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats. Does not offer reimbursement for Novolin or Humalog. Max amount: $150 or glucose testing kit and a few months' supply of insulin.

Provides financial assistance to help families pay for life-saving treatments for pets who have been diagnosed with cancer. Must be a resident of Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. Pet must have a confirmed cancer diagnosis. Must be spayed/neutered. Max amount varies.

Help for families whose pets face a cancer diagnosis. Does not reimburse for past treatment or payments already made. Not able to provide ongoing medication or care for terminally ill pets or end of life services. Requires copy of estimate for treatment from veterinarian and completed Vet Authorization Form. Max amount varies.

Donates new or reconditioned wheelchairs to pets-in-need. 
Applications for rescue organizations and individuals. Applications are reviewed monthly.

Provides financial assistance to help cover healthcare costs related to cancer treatment in the form of grants that are awarded on a monthly basis. To qualify and be considered for a grant, the pet must have a confirmed cancer diagnosis. Max amount varies.

Helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a feline or canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment. Max amount varies. 

Family support

 Dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. 24-hour crisis line available. Must be a resident of Georgia.

The Safe Haven for Pets (Safe Haven) program 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. Must be a resident of Columbus, Ohio.

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

End-of-life support

Funding for veterinary care for domestic dogs and cats where serious or emergency veterinary care is needed. Does not fund basic care, spay/neuter, bills paid or procedures already in progress, any animals owned by breeders, declawing/ear cropping/debarking services, or medications. Will consider chronic health problems, and end of life comfort care. Must reside in Dayton, WY. Max amount varies.

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. Services include Online Support, Group Support, and 1-on-1 Support. Individual pays for the support plan.

Network of Veterinarians across the US who offer veterinary hospice, in-home euthanasia, cremation & aftercare, tele-advice, pet loss support. Services include quality-of-life assessment, veterinary hospice, in-home euthanasia, cremation & aftercare, tele-hospice, pet loss support, and pet memorial keepsakes. Additional services include an online Family Resource Center and Veterinary Resource Center.

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. Additional services include online grief and photography resources.

Pet Food Pantries

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic & Discount Vouchers, Pet Adoption, Microchipping, Lost & Found, Vaccinations, Animal Licenses

Pet Food Pantry, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Shelter Intervention Program

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Wellness Services (hygiene & health)

Hay Assistance (Equine), Boarding Assistance (Equine), Veterinary/farrier Assistance (Equine)

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Veterinary Resources, Behavior Resources, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Vaccine & Microchip Clinics, Training Classes, Pet License Applications

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Obedience Training Courses, Humane Education, Pet Adoption, Veterinary Services

Pet Food Pantry (Cats only), Cat Adoption, Veterinary Assistance Programs

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Prevention Treatment, Behavior Support & Training, End of Life Services, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Wellness Services, Dental Services, Vaccination Services, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Food Pantry 

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Adoption, Behavior & Training Services

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Low-Cost Clinics, Vet Bill Assistance, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Vaccination Clinic, Training and Behavior Programs, Youth Programs, Wildlife Services, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Assistance Program, Wellness Clinics, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Kids Club, Pet Adoption, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Wellness Clinics, Cemetery Services

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Cemetery Services, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Education and Outreach Programs, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Wellness Clinic, Spay & Neuter Clinic, Pet Adoption, Dog Training

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Disaster Relief, School Based Mobile Pantry and Snack Programs, Kids Cafe, Second Helping for Seniors, Fresh Produce Markets

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Adoption, Spay & Neuter Clinic, Microchipping

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Disaster Relief Program 

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Food Pantry, Delivery Service

Pet Food Pantry (Cats only), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Pet Adoption, Feral Cat Services, Stray Cat Services

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Wellness Clinic, Care-a-Van Mobile Vaccine Clinic, Prescription Auto-Refill Program, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Bank (Dogs & Cats)

Pet Food Bank, Pet Adoption, Community Cat Program

Pet Food Bank, Greyhound Adoption

Pet Food Bank, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Online Pharmacy, Heartworm Treatment, Pet Tips & Training, Vaccine Events, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Bank (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinics, Training Workshops, Vaccine Clinics

Pet Food Assistance (Dogs & Cats), Veterinary Care Assistance

Pet Food Bank (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption, Behavior Rehabilitation Center, Educational Programs

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Crisis Sheltering

Pet Food Assistance (Dogs & Cats), Behavior & Training, Pet Adoption, End-of-Life Services, Humane Education

Pet Food Distribution (Dogs & Cats), Vaccination Clinics, Medical Expense Coverage

Pet Food Pantry, Community Clinic, Behavior and Training, Wellness Clinics

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption, Job Finder

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry, Spay & Neuter Clinics, Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Adoption, Spay & Neuter Clinic 

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Food Pantry, Fresh Start Recovery Program, Prevention+ Program

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats)

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Pet Adoption

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Resources, Pet Adoptions

Pet Food Pantry (Dogs & Cats), Spay & Neuter Clinic, Pet Adoption

Insurance & more

Insurance (Multi-Pet Discounts Available)

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

  • Embrace Pet Insurance

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat​

  • Lemonade

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat​

  • Nationwide

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat, bird, reptile, rabbit, guinea pig, ferret, pig, lizard, reptile, frog

  • Fetch

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat, horse, bird, reptile, small mammal

  • Pets Best

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat

  • Pumpkin

    • Qualified pets: dog, cat​

Insurance (No Multi-Pet Discount)

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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