Assistance with Veterinary Bills

If your pet has suffered an accident or illness and you’re having trouble paying for their treatment, check out the links below. Each one lists several organizations that may be able to help. Each organization is different, so be sure to read carefully about what they fund and how to apply- some are breed or species specific, some only help with emergencies while others do not, some are limited to a certain geographic regions, and some require that your veterinarian apply. You could also try searching the internet with terms specific to your situation, like “financial help for Vizsla with cancer”- you may find something that is not listed in these collections.

Organizations offering assistance

VeterinaryPartner.com

Speaking for Spot

Groups providing financial assistance

For ideas, check out this article from the Humane Society of the United States.

 

2 Comments

  1. Mauri Bennett
    January 24, 2015

    I was not sure where to put this. I want to know how I can go about getting a proposal started to ban declawing of cats in Montana. If you have any info, please let me know. Thanks!!

    • Stafford
      January 26, 2015

      Mauri, you might start by looking up The Paw Project (pawproject.org), who has sponsored laws against declawing in areas of California. You could also contact a local or state representative for more details about how to begin a movement.

      When someone wishes to adopt a cat and says that they are considering declaw, we have a very serious discussion with them about what this procedure actually is and what the potential side effects are. We find that the majority of people are simply uninformed and after explaining to them what happens, they look horrified and say that they had no idea and would not do that to a cat. Education is a very powerful tool. If they are still convinced that it is necessary, we steer them toward a cat who has already been declawed.

      If declawing does become illegal, the conversation still needs to remain open and advocates still need to work the education side of the equation because there may be folks who are still convinced that their cat needs to be declawed and may attempt the procedure at home, thus causing more trauma and suffering.

      I hope that gives you some ideas for starting places. Thanks for inquiring!

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