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Feb 12, 2007

Need help Paying VET bills??

[QUOTE]'willingwin wrote:
This was posted in a vet group I'm in and I wanted to make the information available to others.

Whenever you think your pet needs to see the vet but you think you can't afford to go, please take note of two things.

1. Part of the deal with pet ownership is providing medical care. Failing to provide it may actually constitute animal cruelty.
2. Instead of asking for medical advice on myspace, call your vet. It costs nothing to make a phone call. If it's after hours, call an emergency vet. Vets can help you figure out if your pet's problem is an emergency or not and if there is anything you can do at home to help your pet. Myspace people generally are not qualified to give you this kind of information.

With that in mind, here are some groups that can help you afford the vet bills:

American Animal Hospital Association
"Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."

Angels 4 Animals
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."

Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
"With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"Seniors, People with disabilities, People who
have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."

The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501
(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and
kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

God's Creatures Ministry
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."

"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor."

"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."

The Pet Fund
"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need
urgent veterinary care."

United Animal Nations
"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require
specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve
Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens
and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care."

UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills
"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the
day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a
cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take
it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford
it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately
we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there
are a few charities who may be able to help."

Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

Corgi Aid

Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery
It's for special needs and senior dobermans who need medical help.You can donate to help them, or have them put your dobie up there if you need help too!!
"From time to time, recognizes a caretaker of
handicapped pets that need some special attention, and a little extra
help. There are those who are so selflessly dedicated to their animal
families that they give up a little more than they can afford."

Labrador Lifeline

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Jeanne A. (30)
Tuesday February 13, 2007, 11:33 am
Lisa, this is wonderful information ! It should be posted at adoption centers. Whenever, I feel down,I remind myself that I am truly Blessed....I have a whole house full of healthy animals. Of course, I'm not so healthy, but, I'm here for them !!

Marcia Bruce (0)
Monday October 15, 2007, 11:51 am
I have a Boston Terrier that's 3 years old and he was born deaf. He started having seizures in April and so far we haven't been able to stop them. He has 4-10 a day every 3 weeks until they put him out to almost unconscious to stop the cycle. I'm a single Mom with 2 kids and can't afford the CFS spinal tap or the CT scan that the vet recommends. I've been paying $300-$600 every 3 weeks for my dog's care and I'm out of money and resources to pay the next cycle of seizures. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I don't want to have to put him to sleep. Thanks!

Bob Gonciarz (0)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 12:47 pm
I am 27 years old and own 2 pittbulls. they are very sweet unlike what you hear about in the media. the one which is the smaller one is approx 2 yrs old and brindle in color. she was rescued from a shelter before she was uethenized. the other is a hurricane katrina rescue who was later given up by the people who adopted her. the one who is smaller the brindle one is in need of eye surgery. she has inverted eye lids and thanks to a friend of mine they live in a 20ft.x 40ft. kennel on her property as she owns a dog rescue. I am a disabled person who isnt given the chance to work and im in need of help. i sleep on my parents living room floor as they will not help me out getting help for the animals or a place to live. if there is anyone out there whome would be willing to help a person such as myself please HELP!!! you can contact me either by phone of 224-612-1745 or email me at im located in florida and im very thankful for your help of any kind. thank you

Angelica Luick (0)
Monday December 17, 2007, 9:23 pm
i need help!!! my dog is very very strong and has ran away(english chocolate lab). we had a run in our yard with thick cable and he snapped it. we searched for 2 weeks and when my fiance' got up to go to work he waslked outside and seen bear laying on the ground. bear is severally injured. we are assuming he has been hit by a car and in result he has a fractured hip, a dislocated hip and a cracked spine. we paid 700 dollars so far and we need another 2800 dollars to pay for the surgery and with chrsitmas here i just dont have it. bear made it through the surgery great but he had to have his tail cut off due to the spine injury. if there is any help or advice out there please help us. he is my 2 year old sons dog and he is so upaet that mommy and daddy cant bring bear home because we just dont have the money. we tried that carecredit care but we got denied. thank you for the help if there is any out there it is greatly appreciated!!!!

Ellen Nicholas (0)
Monday April 21, 2008, 9:44 am

Karen Boudreau (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2008, 9:15 am
Hi Lisa,
Funny, I just read "Cat's Eyewitness" which takes
place in Afton, Virginia. Thank you for posting this most valuable info. At 57, I have found myself on workman's comp for the last 4 years. Until they cut my funding, end of case shut-down to force settlement, we were fine. This still didn't stop me from rescuing a 1yr old white german shepherd, who was to be put down because of a leg injury, the same day he was surrendered to the pound. I received Rama from the woman lifted himoff the gate he had his foot stuck in, and who bailed him from the pound, but had no place for him. I was much relived when I found your post. Thank you, Karen in El Segundo, Ca

Jenene S. (0)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 6:48 pm
please help my dog has a hurt rear leg an i can't afford to pay for the surgery. i can't stand to see her in pain i love her so much!!!! please!!!!!!!! ---can you help her? i need assistance to pay for the surgery

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:27 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:27 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:27 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:27 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:30 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:30 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Debbie B. (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 2:32 pm
Our little girt fell off a chair and needs leg surgery for a broken leg. The cost could be from $2500 to $5000. My husband is crippled and on Social Security. Please get in touch ASAP. She's in a splint now, but it's not healing. Thanks Debbie

Nate Nichols (0)
Saturday September 27, 2008, 7:24 pm
My black lab juneau was hit by a car in July we have spent thousands of dollars to try and help him he has what is called a breakeal plexis injury to his left front leg. we have done accupuncture since the accident and it has not shown much improvement. we now need to do amputation. we cant afford it we need help. what should we do.

Jenny Caceres (0)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 9:43 am
My scotty need surgery on his leg. I have no meney to pay for the surgery. I'm sad and desperated. Please help. Thanks Jenny C

Tracy Copper (0)
Tuesday December 30, 2008, 6:31 am
looking for help not sure how to get it .i have a flame point persian that i got as a gift 3 years ago he was 10 weeks old when i got him and he was beutiful.his name is copper and he is sick and has been for almost the hole time ive had him where he was bought from wont help and vets say he was sick from the start they say that the person that sold him had to have knowen his condition .i love him so much but he has been wearing a cone for pretty much his hole life so far im in the vet all the time and have been to many different vets and they have no clue what is wrong ive spent thousands of dollars and still owe thousands hes been to specialist and still nothing,his face is just one big sore hes so itchy and ive had him on perscription food and alot of meds i just cant give up on him .but i cry everyday i have to see him not be able to play because the cone stops him from doing what my other cat does if anyone wants to know more or see pics if you think you could have a idea whats wrong with him please email me any help would make me very happy thank you for reading

Eden Courtney (6)
Thursday January 22, 2009, 11:07 pm
I had no idea that there were so many organizations that could help with vet bills. It has been a dream of mine to establish a foundation such as these, so that no one ever had to surrender their beloved companion because they could not afford the veterinary bills. I think that one of the reasons pets wind up in shelters is because of people not being able to afford to take them animal to the vet in case of sickness or injury. This is just wonderful news that there are, in fact, already some organizations that can help. Just a note however about Care Credit, I received $500 in credit from them that I thought was going to be interest free for a period of time that would allow me to pay it back, but they gave me 30 days and when I didn't pay it back in 30 days, I'm now paying 23% on that $500. So, I would use that with caution.

William M. (0)
Saturday April 18, 2009, 4:20 pm
please donate a few dollars from your heart, since im out of work and surgery will cost $600.00 to remove a tumer on my pets hind leg and money is tight. Yet will have to remove leg if the surgery isnt done now. Thants , Bil Marino
Pet Lovers all over sespond to please.

Sandy Cromwell (0)
Wednesday May 20, 2009, 12:08 pm
I have a 2yr old white boxer that is having heart problems.She has been so sad and is fainting. She needs a cat scan of her heart it cost around $300 and I don't have it please help

Dusty Welsh (1)
Thursday July 23, 2009, 8:34 am helps support several animal welfare causes including vet care for low income pet owners.

Henry J M. (0)
Friday November 27, 2009, 12:48 pm
Desperate financial straights. I'm a retired/disabled Fire Fighter from N J. Almost 4 years ago while visiting a no-kill shelter in Elmsford, NJ I came across a Dogue de Bordeaux in need of a home. Her name is Daisy. She had substantial medical issues at the time. Her prior owner was convinced to give her up vs putting her down and she wound up at the shelter. We, (I'm married and father of 3 daughters 9,12 & 14) fell in love with her on the spot. After considerable discussions with the shelter staff and with their offered assistance, we adopted her. After numerous vet visits and lots of loving care Daisy recovered from her most serious conditions at the time. The other issues we deal with on a daily basis with the assistance of the originating shelter providing all her meds (free) and a veterinary prescribed restricted diet since. Daisy is part of the family. On Sunday, Nov 22nd while playing with her sisters at a local soccer field, she sustained a catastrophic injury to her left knee. She is unable to walk (107 lbs). After an emergency room visit, and consultation with her Vet it was determined that she needed to see an orthopedic specialist (which we did Nov 5th). After a lengthy exam we got the bad news. Daisy pretty much destroyed her knee and is in need of major reconstructive surgery called a TTP. The initial estimate is $3700+ dollars. As a disabled FF living on a pension of around $26K year raising three daughters, paying a mortage and all that go with it I have accumulated massive credit card debt. Truth be told, I can't afford the surgery. But Daisy is one of my daughters. She can't do without the surgery nor is putting her down a consideration. She is scheduled for surgery Monday morning Nov 30th in Fairfield, NJ. I'm looking for any assistance offered or available. We are desperate and looking for help. What I can offer in return is that I am extremely handy in light construction can fix most anything from light plumbing & electrical to framing, rocking and much more. I have my own tools and transportation. I can give referrals upon request. Maybe we can work things out to mutual satisfaction. Please feel free to contact me: Henry 201-320-3669 (Cell)

Gina O. (0)
Thursday January 7, 2010, 8:28 am
I have an 11 year toy poodle who needs his teeth cleaned really bad. His teeth are causing bacteria in his system which is causing his heart to enlarge which is then press on his air way and making it hard for him to breath. The vet told me if we didn't take care of the problem he could possible suffocate.
I have applied and received $500.00 from care credit which I have already spent on blood work, x rays, etc. I can not afford to spend any more on the dog. I have just gotten divorced, I had to have foot surgery which the insurance company is not paying for and have been off of work for 6 weeks without pay. I just can't pay any more.
Anything you can do for me would be greatly appreciated and necessary.
Thank you,
Gina Olson
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Rose Young (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 9:31 am
is there someone that can help me pay for my dogs sickness she has kidney infection and i don't have the money to leave her with a vet.

Rose Young (0)
Sunday January 10, 2010, 9:32 am
my dog is a chihuahua about 12-14 yr.old

Tracy O. (0)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 4:53 pm
My 2 year old golden retriever needs knee surgery in the next two months and I am unable to afford the cost. Many of the aid assistance programs I have looked into, I do not quality for. Please let me know if anyone knows of anything or can help in any way. Thank you

Candice Q. (0)
Friday March 19, 2010, 6:49 am

Bonnie T. (0)
Saturday April 24, 2010, 7:35 am
i rescued a dog with a birth defect in 2006. Since then he has grown i 'fatty' tumor. The tumor is about the size of a watermellon and probably weighs 10 pounds. I've been in contact with an animal hospital in St. Louis area the approximate cost is $2500. Of course I'll still have plenty to care for once he is home and there is no guarentee that it wont grow back. I am hosting a virtual shopping mall as a fundraiser to get the funds for the surgery. I'm also going to host other things. For those of you who need ideas i would suggest going online and browsing these types of things. Also kids are a great tool. They usually love to help and they generally always love animals.

Karen Asch (0)
Friday May 7, 2010, 7:13 pm
I am just looking for help
I have rescued animals for a long time on my own and always pay for everything even for 10 years when I didn't have a fulltime job. But since March when I went in for a yearly checkup I have had 3 emergency surgerys due to finding brest nodules which are benign and coming home 3 weeks ago to a sick cat which spent 2 weeks at the vet and after one weekI din't think whe would make it. Glad to report she is home and doing great on diabetic food and going in for weekly checkup. But I am seeeing if this time I can find assistance. I have paid $300.00 every payday since March and I now have to do $300.00 everypayday through August and with the economy that is --well I am praying find away to do it. They are my babys and it is my responsibilty but if I can find any help right now it would help immensely
thanks you for listening.

Stacy R. (0)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 1:57 pm
Hello Lisa, in October of 2009 I adopted a Shepherd-Terrier mix (or so the vet thinks) named Sophie from an individual who was unable to care for her, thus neglecting her. Since then I have enjoyed her as part of my family. Sophie means the world to me and I am unsure of what to do at this point. After a visit to the vet, because of a limp, I found out my little girl needs a cruciate repair (back right knee surgery). Her vet says he can do it for $1,000-$1,200, and he says that is cheap. However, I have just finished my undergraduate degree and am struggling to find a job. I am unable to pay for Sophie's surgery at this time and the vet says her prognosis gets worse the longer I wait. Please help my little girl get back to her active lifestyle if you can. I desperately need financial assistance, as I cannot stand to see Sophie in pain.
Thank you,
Stacy and Sophie

Marsha C. (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:23 am
Hi Lisa,
Bless your heart for all of your concern and work for these precious babies. My question is, do you know of any organization or rescue group that helps Rottweilers? At my vet I met a couple with a 6-8 month old Rottie puppy who has severe hip displasia in both hips and displasia in her elbows as well. They are a retired couple on a fixed income and cannot afford the multiple surgeries that this sweet little girl needs. These poor folks went out and purchased this puppy 2 days after thier older Rottie had passed away. After just spending a few minutes with them I knew right away that they love her unconditionally. I heard last night that she may not make it because of thier financial limitations. If you have the funds to help or can refer me somewhere I would truly be grateful.

Mike Barreras (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 10:57 am
THANKS!!! I really need this! My little girl ("Moo Moo" short hair Chihuahua) is sick. They don't know whats wrong with her. After months of no answer my vet sent me to a specialist and now the specialist want to do a dog scan(cat scan), which is gonna cost about $1,600. I don't have that kind of money and i already spent a good chunk of change on things that haven't worked for her. I'm desperate! I dont care about money i just want her to be ok again. I dont mind making payments for the rest of my life. She has such an awesome personality and recently she just hasn't been herself. The specialist is a up-front type payment. So hopefully I can get some help with these organizations. There isn't nothing I won't do for my little girl. Getting her well is the ONLY OPTION! SO IF ANYONE has any other IDEAS that might help please let me know, any info will be much appreciated! thanks for listening!
Mike B

Mike Barreras (0)
Monday November 22, 2010, 11:01 am
THANKS!!! I really need this! My little girl ("Moo Moo" short hair Chihuahua) is sick. They don't know whats wrong with her. After months of no answer my vet sent me to a specialist and now the specialist want to do a dog scan(cat scan), which is gonna cost about $1,600. I don't have that kind of money and i already spent a good chunk of change on things that haven't worked for her. I'm desperate! I dont care about money i just want her to be ok again. I dont mind making payments for the rest of my life. She has such an awesome personality and recently she just hasn't been herself. The specialist is a up-front type payment. So hopefully I can get some help with these organizations. There isn't nothing I won't do for my little girl. Getting her well is the ONLY OPTION! SO IF ANYONE has any other IDEAS that might help please let me know, any info will be much appreciated! thanks for listening!
Mike B

Rita S. (0)
Monday December 6, 2010, 11:45 am
Thank you, I just found this site while I was searching for some help with vet bills. I am disabled and on a very limited income and my 2 babies (dogs but they are my babies) are sick and I have been in tears trying to get help for them. I have spent and even went hungry just so I could take care of them but right now I have nothing and it is breaking my heart hearing them cry when I have taken them to the vet and they just wont do anything for them. They say allergies, some of may be allergies but I know something else is wrong, They don't cry for nothing. Sorry for the long letter but I want to say THANKS TO ALL!!! for the information and for the love and concerned for animals who need our voice to defend them. THEY GIVE US LOVE THAT IS UNCONDITIONAL.
I will do all I can to help on my part if there is anything I can do. Please let me know.

Lenny Tomaassetti (0)
Friday December 10, 2010, 2:14 pm
I have a 8 week old puppy that someone gave me because the puppy has a heart murmur. It turn out to be very bad and the puppy needs an operation to repair PDA and hole in the heart. I am now out of work and looking for help to get this sweetheart better. If anyone has any suggestions please help, I love this little girl

Carol D. (0)
Friday January 7, 2011, 7:18 am
Iam a personal care giver for the mentally challenged I have 3 wonderful pitt bulls the baby Juice was shot by the police he is not aggressive and has never been in trouble he was shot 2 times in the chest he is still alive and has had surgery to repair his shattered arm and to remove the bullet from his chest we have already paid $2000.00 and have gotten some donations from several organizations an private people I am out of money and Juice still needs alot of care we need $1200.00 just to get him out of the hospital is there anyone out there that can help I really want my boy to come home where I can nurse him back to health the longerhe stays there the more it will cost thank you and god bless

Joe V. (0)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 2:08 am
I rescued an adorable MinPin awhile back. Some idiot just released him to the street and I just couldn't let him be. I advertised in paper, radio and put up posters, no one responded. I have mounting vet bills. This lovable animal is diabetic and just lost his eyesite to cataract. Drops to possibly dissolve these is $125.00. Daily insulin injection cost about $155.00 every two months. I fell in love with this little creature and now I may have to put him down. I lost my job and can hardly pay for my medications I am also a diabetic. I cannot aford the medical/vetinarian treatment along with medicines, is there any help/donations out there? Beside myself with a heavy heart need help in PA. Joe

Jennifer Witt (1)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:19 am
This is such a hard topic for me. Mainly because 3 months ago I would have argued that if you could not afford vet bills you should not go out and get a pet, because it is irresponsible. Of course, I was raised in a house with animal rescue going on and saw first hand the struggles of pet illness, rescuing abused or neglected animals, and what happens in the shelters. However, now the very proud owner 6 (yes that is right, 6) rescued cats (2 of which I have had for more than 4 years, one I have had for nearly 3 years, and 3 I rescued from the shelter in December (and soon after found out we will have kittens... very unexpected on that one, but I would have rescued her anyways). About a week after we rescued the cats from the shelter I got laid off cutting our income in half and we had to take the money from our emergency pet bill account to use for household bills. NOW I am faced with a sick cat and have found myself in panic mode with no way to pay a vet bill. All signs point to renal failure so I have to come up with money to get her tested. Someone asked me yesterday, "Why don't you just have her put down?" And my response, "I have had Angel in my life for 4 years. She is, in many ways, my child not my pet. Would you have your child put down because you didn't want to stress over medical bills?" Well, it shut her up for the moment, but it really didn't resolve anything for my situation ... LOL! However, my vet is trying to work out some way to get her in, tested, and whatever treatments she needs started so that she can be healthy and I will probably have to work some hours cleaning kennels, walking dogs, and then make some monthly payments to the vet. BUT at least she is attempting to help me so I can get my baby healthy again! =) Thank you for sharing these links, if Angel does have CRF some of these may help her until I can get a job again. So your information is much appreciated!

Jana T. (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 4:16 pm
is there anyone that can help me with the cost of shots for kittens i jut got i lost my job and taking care of my dad who was badly burnt???

Jennifer Witt (1)
Thursday February 24, 2011, 7:25 pm
Thanks to the compassion of my wonderful vet here in Virginia I was able to work out a payment arrangement and get my kitty the vet treatment she needed! Thankfully she did NOT have renal failure and it was a simple infected tooth! It was not as high of a vet bill as I expected, but for that I am very thankful because it means she is healthy and I will have many more years of her love and affection!

Aiden C. (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 2:49 am
Well I could only suggest that if you do wanted to do and doesn't have sufficient funds then loans arranger ( will get you enough cash to sort your cash trouble.

Carol S. (0)
Friday March 25, 2011, 8:49 am
Another agency available to residents of IL, IA and TN is Brown Dog Foundation. The organization is working hard to secure national funding to be available to everyone. In the meantime, at least these 3 states are being served. Due to restricted funds, there are qualifications to meet and the situation must be life-threatening.

Suzanne Moats (0)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 4:18 pm
I am in need of some help with my dog i spend my saving took a loan out and i still need help she had canine pancreatitis she been on i.v. for 6 day i took it out to day i have no money so i did it . she almost out of her pills she is yellow her eyes, mouth,and skin the first doctor said she has tick fever and did not address it yet please help the second doctor said she about 20% better thank you but still need lot more care i take her to work with me to keep a eye on her suzie

Robin M. (0)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 4:39 pm
My name is Robin , I had to put my best friend of 11 years down no warning thought she had arthritis called vet fri monday on her appointment day she was very ill went to vet they said she was in poor shape liver failure I had to let her go and not suffer but holding your best friend in the time of her dealth is something I will never forgett my house is one empty home she was my shadow as i was hers.I didnt have any money when she needed to be put down they did the procedure anyways now losing my best friend I cant even pick up because i dont have the 220.00 dollars for the putting her down and getting her ashes I want my dog to be in my casket when I die so we can be together again if anybody know of any body that can help me bring my lacey lynn girl back home please let me know .it horrible to put them down but its worse not to be able to pay to bring her home she is just there waiting for her mommy so if someone can help please let me know thanks so much Robin

Robin M. (0)
Tuesday April 12, 2011, 4:53 pm
this was lacey at christmas now i say its her angel wings r.i.p baby girl mommy misses you

Hyun H. (0)
Monday May 30, 2011, 10:50 pm
Immediate Need for Help (3yr Yorkie)

We have a Yorkshire Terrier named Coco, he is currently 9 pounds, and very unhealthy.

He was showing signs of pain while urinating the last several days. We took him to the vet's office to find that he has kidney stones and other problems in his bladder. There is an operation to fix it, but it is estimated $4,000-$5,000 dollars. My mother does not have the sufficient income to pay, and the only other choice is to put little Coco down.

He is our little hero, has saved her when her house was broken into, and been her companion through the last couple of lonely years. All we ask is for some help.. he's her baby boy.

Angela M. (0)
Monday June 27, 2011, 7:36 am
Two weeks ago our Great Pyrenees was diagnosis with a rare bone cancer which is located in her upper jaw.We were told she needs blood test and xrays to see if surgery would save her . today i have called the vet to get her in because she not drinking and i fear I Iwill have to put her to sleep just because I cannot aford to pay the bills. We have had her for 8yrs. I found her on the Highway one summer.Her name is bear.....even though she is truly a big marshmellow.Our vet will work with us to make payments for surgery but the labs and xrays need to be paid upfront.

Dee W. (0)
Sunday July 10, 2011, 8:10 pm
As pet lovers, we will do anything for our "kids".
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It never expires and can save you up to 85% off your pet prescriptions!
As a added bonus, you can use it for your prescriptions as well! I will mail them out ASAP. 610.624.1657 Dee

Cheryl Shaver (0)
Monday July 18, 2011, 10:33 am
I have a year old maltese/bichon I just left at the vet. He has Parvo so he has to stay. I live on a SSI so I can't afford his hospital bill. Please tell me what to do. Nobody can help me and he is to sick to bring home.

Sally J. (0)
Wednesday August 3, 2011, 5:18 pm
Thank you for the great resources. I am trying to raise funds for Billy The Cat. Billy needs IV treatment to treat a liver infection and possible liver disease. He currently is being fed through a feeding tube. Billy is a fluffy boy with white socks. You can read his story here:

Matthew Herbest (0)
Monday August 22, 2011, 4:40 pm
I have a springer spanial mix that I adopted from an animal resuce. I have had him about 10 mounths and I love him very much, this weekend we almost lost him we found out he has addison we spent over $300.00 and there is another $650. left to pay the rescue center that we adopted him from, said they will help with that. but the bad part is he will need medication every month and blood work offten to check the levels of the meds in his blood for the rest of his life they estamate it will cost about $1500.00 a year after he has been stabelized. and the first year could be as high as $3000.00 he has to go back next week for more blood work. I can't afford to do this on my own. but I can't bring my self to put him down. knowing that the vet said he will live a normal life that could be 10 years as long as his meds are given on time and the blood work done as needed. as bad as I hated to I have asked the rescue people to find him a home that can afford to help him. I wish I could find a way to pay for this my self so I could keep him since I love him so much and him me. If anyone has any ideas please email me at thank you Matthew Herbest in Maine

Linda McDaniel (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:14 am
My name is Linda, I live in Lake Placid Florida and have a 15 year old aussie shepherd who really needs to see a vet,my husband and i believe she is dying and we need at least 300 dollars to take her to the vet can someone please help. My husband is disabled and the only income we have is his disabiltiy. Please help for the dogs sake

Linda McDaniel (0)
Friday September 23, 2011, 3:17 am
Hi My name is Linda I live in Lake Placid Florida and was wondering if there was a program in Highlands county or the surrounding area that could help pay for a vet bill for our 15 year old aussie shepherd which we think is dying. It will cost around 300 dollars for the vet please help

Roland Jones (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 4:00 pm

Do you need any kind of loan? if yes email us at: with the loan amount and duration.

Roland Jones (0)
Monday October 3, 2011, 4:04 pm

Do you need any kind of loan? if yes email us at: with the loan amount and duration.

Toni K. (0)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 5:04 am
Phoenix is a four year old German Shepard and has just been diagnosed with Kidney failure..Right now my Husband is fighting Leukemia and we are on a fixed income. We can come up with at least half of the money for her dialysis .but were trying every thing to come up with the the rest ..

william ferguson (0)
Saturday December 17, 2011, 10:20 pm
My wife was in serious car accident , she was hit by a tow truck she has been having to see a lot of doctors . We were gone @ an mri appointment it took longer than we expected . After we were done my wife was in so much pain we had to go to the emergency room we were there all night . When we got home we found our 12 year old chihuahua Doo Doo had been killed by another dog . Due to my wife's accident and medical bills we cannot afford the $134.00 to have him cremated . If any one could please help contact me @ thank you any help Bill and Wendy.

Gurpreet S. (0)
Monday January 2, 2012, 8:29 am
You can also try to raise money with a crowdfunding site like Go Get Funding. Any donations to my cause would be hugely appreciated and you'll get the reward mentioned on my project:!

Gurpreet S. (0)
Monday January 2, 2012, 8:29 am
You can also try to raise money with a crowdfunding site like Go Get Funding. Any donations to my cause would be hugely appreciated and you'll get the reward mentioned on my project:!

Erika S. (0)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 3:24 pm

Robert Scholl (0)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 9:06 am
Do not know what to do? My cat was at the vet yesterday and we spent $900.00 and now they are telling that she has to have surgery and that is going to cost us $1500.00. Do not have the money and do not know what to do to help the cat?

Cynthia Babcock (0)
Saturday February 4, 2012, 12:26 pm
Do you know of any groups or organizations in Canada that help with vet bills?

Dawn B. (0)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 7:07 am
I have a 5 year old female rotti and shepard mix and she the love of my life a year ago we had surgery on her cruciate ligament repair and cost us 300,00 but we never knew a year later the other one would go and i only get ssi and my husben is now on workmans comp we never thought it happen again now cannot afforid and dont belive she should be put down for this need so kind of help out there please anyone my emailis thanks anyone for help

Dawn B. (0)
Wednesday February 22, 2012, 7:41 am
sorry for having to rewrite this we have a 5 yr old rotti/shepard mix female she is our xmas baby n we love her to pieces.1 year ago she needed surgery to have the cruciate ligament replaced in her rear leg the cost was 3000 dollars now 1year later the other leg now needs the same surgery done,unfortunately i only receive ssi n my husband was hurt at his job last year and gets a small amount from workmans comp we are not able to afford to have this surgery done we dont want to have to put her down at such a young age as we love her to pieces and she is our protector do.If there anyone out there that may be able to help or give us some info to some places that may be able to help it would be greatly appreciated.You can email us at if u can help in any way god bless!!!!

Mary S. (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 8:01 pm
I have a male pug his name is chuy. I recently took him to vet in March. His vet gave him 2medications of antibiotics acid reducer and also pills to help him with his diareah and vomiting. He has been on them for a month. He won't eat and when he does he vomits.Sometimes he has light seizures . Doctor said he needs to operate in order to see what he can find. Please help I just spent 350.00 and don't have any more money left. I love him dearly I don't want to lose him.

laurie Neilio (7)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thank you Lisa! As a feral cat colony manager, and the lady everyone brings the sick and injured to, this is a great list!

Lisa D. (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:27 am
Thank you so much for this info! I hope one of them can help. The former tenant before us was evicted and left behind 28 cats and kittens. I helped pet connections pay to have them fixed cause they kept having babies. The landlord doesn't care and I can't stand to see animals treated like garbage so my yound daughters and I took over feeding and housing them. I found homes for all but 10. One of them has a very large would on the back of his head. It looks very painful and when he scratches it, it bleeds. I am a single mom (my husband passed away in April) so I can't afford a vet bill right now. No vet will help unless I can pay for most, which I wish I could. I sure hope someone will have a heart and help this little guy. Thanks again for the info!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:38 pm
We are taking care of a precious 5 year old Golden Yorkie named Tank, for one of our servicemen that was serving in Afganistan. In December it seemed like overnight Tank became very ill,drinking water constantly, throwing up everything he would eat,had a infected skin rash all over his body and was losing weight quickly- 4 pounds in one week. We rushed him to our vet and then the Emergency and Critical care Hospital and back and forth between the two. After many tests,xrays ect. Tank was diagnosed with an acute case of Diabetes. At this time Tanks owners have decided thay are not able to take him back because of the many moves they make as a service family and that he would be happier living with us. It's ok, as we Love Tank and will continue to care for him,although we are now buried in Vet Bills with no help and we are not sure what to do. We are seniors and live on social security. Is there any way we would be able to get help with Tanks Vet and Emergency Bills? Our Vet bill for Tank was about $1,200. which we have so far with a little help paid down to $657.75 and we put Tanks Emergency and Critical Care amount on CareCredit which also with a little help is about $1,000. we are also having a hard time paying the payments on this as this is our second careCredit account. We are getting preasured by or Vet to pay the balance we owe him now even tho he still has one post dated check from us that will go through in Feb. and we still have to get continued care for Tank. I cook him special food everyday and give him his insulin injections twice a day but I just need help with the Vet Bills. Any help would be a blessing and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Corey Hickey (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:11 pm
Hello I don't know what to do I have a male cat 2 years old that is currently in the vet an needs surgury to live I don't have the money to do this and he has Ben in the vet now for over a week and the bill is a few thousand dollars now.... And the surgury it self is gona cost another 2000 I don know what to do and as of now they are keepin him alive and unblocking him due to having crystals in his urin if anyone knows anything I can do please let me know his name is ace and he is a amazing cat I have tried everything and I am out of time and options

Tawny S. (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 12:09 am
Hi im Tawny I have a 3month old Chihuahua dog which broke both front paws. He needs vets care asap. ive been rejected for care credit. I don't know what to do. PLEASE HELP!!!!! hes in much pain. respond to

Tawny S. (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 12:14 am
Hi again our little 3 month old Chihuahua needs medical attention ASAP. Hes our new member to our family. WE LOVE HIM. we are asking for help financially. he has both front paws broken. anybody please help we appreciate it.

Leslie M. (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
Hello Lisa, I am a owner of a golden retrieve he is 11 yrs old and he will be 12 on april 4th I have had him since he was 4 months old my big boy needs surgery to save is life.I have contact the human socity and nyc save and countless others trying to save my son. I do not have any money do to an work related accident at my job. NYC saves hung the phone up on me and said I had an income. I told I haven't gotten anything yet be my son is getting sicker by day.My golden needs help asap.I have started a funraiser for but no one is donating .Please help

Leslie M. (0)
Monday April 1, 2013, 4:25 pm
Hi Lisa,
I have a golden retriever his name is Coby I have coby since he was 4 months old.Coby is a very good even the mailman loves him.Last week Coby wouldn't get up did want to eat anything so my best friend is god mommy and I went to the vet. I found out that he needs surgery and asap.I've called the humane society,nyc saved, aspca,New york ani
mal alliance,Byedawee,northshore,kent animal shelter,long island animal surgery.... No one is willing to help my big boy... so I started a fundraiser called :
If you could please give me more info to help my coby I would be greatful.. Thank you....

Luanne Johnson (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 11:49 am
My name is Luanne. I have a 3 year old chow chow female and is so young.And needs knee surgery for a torn tendant. My vet said it is going to cost $3700. I love her so much and can not afford this. Hubby is disabled and on ssd .If anyone knows where to get help of if anyone can assist please let me know.


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