Financial assistance for pets in Los Angeles

If you need some help covering costs to care for your pet, there are a number of financial assistance programs in the Lost Angeles area available for people and their pets.

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. 

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.



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