Resources from Pets of the Homeless

Cat intubated for spay/neuter surgeryThe organizations listed below may be able to help with your individual veterinary expenses.  Like “Pets of the Homeless” they have specific missions and criteria to meet in order to qualify.   Many are specific to one breed, so check with the local breed rescue organization to see if there is one for your pet. Also, check with your local shelter or chapter of the humane society. These organizations typically know of other organizations that may help only on a local level.  Many SPCA’s offer low cost or free spay/neutering and vaccines.

SAF-T logo clearSheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T) is the only national initiative dedicated to providing guidance to family violence shelters on how to house pets with their families.

AhimsaLogoRev2010Ahimsa House, Inc. Helping people and pets across Georgia escape domestice violence.

Here are a few websites for groups that provide financial assistance for specific breeds:

  •  Akita Rescue Fund–financial assistance to individuals and/or groups relating to emergency expenses for purebred Akitas who are abandoned, rescued, or waiting at a municipal shelter
  • Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc. (ACDRI) financial assistance program–for persons or groups rescuing purebred Australian Cattle Dogs. This major medical assistance is available for expenses which are above and beyond the routine examination, vaccination, spay/neuter, heartworm test and intestinal parasite test expenses
  • Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund–financial assistance to owners of Bernese Mountain Dogs who need help when their dogs are accidentally injured or develop catastrophic medical conditions
  • Boxer Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for rescued Boxers while in foster care
  • Chow Chow Welfare Fund–financial assistance to rescue volunteers to help offset the costs of basic medical services needed to make homeless purebred Chow Chows healthy and ready for placement.
  • CorgiAid–financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes that are rescued from shelters or are in other non-permanent, foster homes
  • Special Needs Dobermans–helps senior and special needs Dobermans
  • Goldstock Fund–funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers
  • PYRAMEDIC Trust–financial assistance for Great Pyrenees’ owners/rescuers in need of emergency medical care
  • Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation–financial assistance for the medical expenses of rescued Keeshonds in foster care
  • LABMED–monetary assistance for emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers or Lab mixes who are abandoned or rescued
  • Labrador Lifeline–for owners and rescuers of Labs in need of assistance
  • Pit Bull Rescue Central–helps pits and pit mixes in need
  • TSCA Rescue & Health Trust–financial assistance to those who rescue Tibetan Spaniels
  • WestieMed–helping rescued Westies in need of medical attention

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