In addition to rescuing and rehoming dogs in need, GSROC makes every effort to provide important information and resources related to responsible animal care. We have compiled a list of valuable contacts that may assist you as a pet caregiver or as someone wishing to assist a homeless animal. We hope that you find this information beneficial, and we welcome your suggestions for enhancing this list.
The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed. We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and review carefully their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that some of these programs require that the request be made prior to the animal being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – $500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself.
Actors and Others for Animals (serving the Greater Los Angeles, CA, area)
A Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.
Ashley’s Angel Fund, Inc. (North Carolina)
A nonprofit organization providing monetary assistance for veterinary care for dogs with a life-threatening condition. It was established to make the decision easier for guardians facing the high cost of care. By providing financial assistance in times of critical need, Ashley’s Angel Fund seeks to perpetuate the bond that exists between people and their pets.
The Bearen Foundation (Eugene, Oregon)
Believes that financial circumstances should not determine whether a beloved family member lives or dies and, to that end, offers financial assistance to local vet offices for qualified individuals who face veterinary expenses beyond their means.
Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State
University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is used exclusively to treat guardianless or special needs animals that, ideally but not exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for the veterinary students.
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital
Colorado’s largest non-profit veterinary hospital., offers veterinary services to individuals, to more than 60 rescue and shelter groups, and to organizations that are in need of veterinary care for service animals or therapy animals. A team of seven staff veterinarians and a pool of referral surgeons offers care for critically injured animals procedures.
A nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose guardians are unable to afford the expense.
Has many different programs to help people with special needs dog, such as blind or diabetic dogs.
The Nantucket MSPCA (Massachusetts)
Offers a number of subsidy programs that provide financial assistance to pet guardians.
The Rescue Train
The Rescue Train was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit, 501(c) 3, a no-kill animal welfare organization. Today we are known as one of the most innovative and hard-working groups in Los Angeles run by dedicated volunteers.
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) (San Francisco Bay Area cities)
Has many hospitals and clinics that offer reduced rates and/or the ability for you to pay your veterinary bills on a monthly basis.
NY SAVE, Inc.
Serves the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island by providing funds to low-income pet
guardians whose pets need emergency veterinary care.
Pet Samaritan Fund (Utah)
Provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s).
Pets In Need
Provides assistance to low-income individuals for veterinary care, including spaying and neutering for their dogs and cats, on a funds-available basis. Also assists senior citizens with veterinary care. Regular clinics are held at Senior Centers
throughout the area. Senior citizens can bring their companion pets for an examination by a veterinarian and vaccinations for only $10. Low-income seniors can also obtain assistance for other more comprehensive veterinary care through the Crockett Memorial Fund.
Senior Canine Rescue Society
Is able to help with medical expenses and/or sponsorship in some cases in Canada. The organization has a Canadian charitable status, and, as such, can fund only Canadian-registered charities.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org United Animal Nations Established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment.
Volunteer Services For Animals (VSA)
An organization of volunteers dedicated to animal well-being and the promotion of the human-animal bond through programs of education, advocacy, and assistance. VSA provides financial assistance to pet guardians for veterinary care.
Personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets.
Free Animal Doctor
Helps owners and rescue groups get funding for their pets medical treatment.
In Memory of Magic (IMOM)
Is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because his or her caretaker is financially challenged. Request must be made before animal is treated. http://www.imom.org
(formerly LifeLine Grants) The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. http://www.uan.org Phone: 916-429-2457
helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet. http://ozzyfoundation.org
Angels 4 Animals
working together with vet clinics and owners Angels 4 Animals Guardian Angel Program helps pet owners with financial assistance for a sick or injured pet. http://www.angels4animals.org/programs.html 916-941-9119
Brown Dog Foundation
dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. http://www.browndogfoundation.org/home
Canine Cancer Awarness
provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment. http://caninecancerawareness.org/
Muffin Diabetic Pets Association
Assists pets with diabetes.
The Mosby Foundation
Assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.
Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer)
Helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.
American Animal Hospital Association
Riley Rolph Animal Rescue Foundation
Provides financial assistance to existing, reputable animal rescues and raises awareness for animal welfare through its information resource network.
The Pet Fund
May not be able to approve emergency care funding prior to treatment, due to time delay in processing requests.
provides financial assistance for owners and rescue organizations caring for Labrador Retrievers in need of non-routine veterinary care.
Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California
community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.
Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF)
Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund
provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles. http://www.flff.org/sunnyday.html Phone: 310-441-2888
Mercy Crusade’s Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.
Pet Assistance Foundation
Holiday Humane Society
Private hospital, offers some of the lowest cost services in LA, covers basic procedures only.
Pet Orphans of Southern California
Program for individual rescuers, helps primarily with spay/neuter, vaccinations, adoption events. Also has “Good Samaritan Fund,” to assist with medical emergencies, as funds are available.
The Sam Simon Foundation
Voice for the Animals Foundation Helping Friends Program
Labrador Lifeline Aids
Purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life.
Helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention.
http://www.labmed.org/ (Rescue Only)
Provides services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness to help them keep and care for their pets. www.pawsla.org