Financial assistance for pets in Los Angeles
Application guidelines and requirements differ widely for each program below, so please carefully consider the application process for each program before applying.
Actors & Others for Animals: Medical assistance for animals determined by need and care required. Applications must be submitted online.
Animal Health Foundation: The foundation provides animal services through information about grants to help with veterinary care for those in financial need in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Assistance Dog Partners: For emergency veterinary care for service dogs only and must be contacted by your vet.
Bow Wow Buddies: Provides help for sick and injured dogs by funding urgent medical care and aiding with veterinary bills for serious conditions.
Brown Dog Foundation: For those who have no money immediately available for the care of cats and dogs that are sick or injured and would respond to treatment.
CareCredit: CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed for your health and wellness needs for you, your entire family, and your pets.
Dylan’s Heart: Must be requested through your attending veterinarian for a life-threatening or critical injury or illness with a favorable outcome with care and the owner must be on a form of government aid.
FACE Foundation: Provides financial support to low-income families, senior citizens, veterans, military families, people experiencing homelessness, students, disabled individuals, and families whose pets need immediate medical care.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets: For applicants in financial need for their pet’s curable diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics.
Handicapped Pets Foundation: The Handicapped Pets foundation is dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. We donate wheelchairs to pets in need.
Help-A-Pet: provide financial assistance nationwide for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Help-A-Pet specifically aids physically and mentally challenged individuals, senior citizens, and children of the working poor.
Hope Mending Hearts: Financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care The
Magic Bullet Fund: Cancer-specific help for families with dogs that have cancer but can’t afford treatment.
Molly’s Hope: providing the necessary financial assistance for emergency medical treatment in efforts to prevent financially driven euthanasia.
The Mosby Fund: For vet-confirmed critical situations that are non-basic and non-urgent.
Murphee and Sugar Foundation: Provides qualified pet parents with ill pets with verifiable illness.
Onyx and Breezy Fund: Assistance with financial aid for medical treatment, medication, pet food, and spay and neuter surgeries with proof of low income/need.
Paws 4 a Cure: Helps dogs and cats with injuries and illnesses, grants tend to be small and do not exceed $500.
Pet Assistance Inc.: Helps long-time pet owners with financial aid for urgent or life-threatening emergencies only.
The Pet Fund: The Pet Fund works only on non-basic, non-urgent care such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.
Pets of the Homeless: A resource center for pet food assistance, wellness clinics, and emergency veterinary care. For emergency vet care, call 775-841-7463 to see if you qualify.
Red Rover: Provides grants around $200 for situations where urgent care is needed for a pet
The Reidel & Cody Fund: Support for pets suffering with cancer – funding for chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Rose’s Fund for Animals: For pets/found animal that have a life-threatening illness, injury, or condition with a good prognosis to survive
RUFF: Provides financial assistance for veterinary care when owners are unable to afford it. They also offer assistance for spay and neuter procedures.
The Shakespeare Animal Fund: Small grants of between $50 and $100 typically to people on a fixed income or with annual incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.
STARelief & Pet Assistance: Provides financial assistance ranging between $100-500 for emergency medical care, emergency boarding or foster care, spay and neuter services, routine medical care, and end-of-life services.
Voice for the Animals Foundation: Their Helping Friends Program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets.