Financial Aid for Animals

19 Feb, 2019

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.

Care Credit 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.  |  Phone: 866-230-2164

RedRover Relief (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.  |  Phone: 916-429-2457

Ozzy Foundation helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet.

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.  |  Phone: 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.

Canine Cancer Awareness provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

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. 

Help-A-Pet is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense.  |  Phone: 630-986-9504

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.   |  Phone: 916-443-6007

Labrador Harbor 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.   |  Phone: 818-897-8760

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF) (services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance)  |  Phone: 949-240-2899

Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles.   |   Phone: 310-441-2888

Mercy Crusade Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.   |   Phone: 818-597-2926 or 805-278-4433

Pet Assistance Foundation   |   Phone: 877-772-9738

Holiday Humane Society (private hospital, offers some of the lowest cost services in LA, covers basic procedures only)
Phone: 818-765-8196

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.   |  Phone: 818-901-0190

The Sam Simon Foundation provides low cost or free non-orthopedic surgeries to low income residents of Los Angeles.   |   Phone: 1-888-364-7729

Voice for the Animals Foundation Helping Friends Program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets.    |   Phone: 310-392-5153

Labrador Lifeline Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life.

LabMed helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention. (Rescue Only)

Peter Zippi Memorial Fund provides assistance for spaying or neutering of domestic and feral cats, dogs and other animals.

Paws/LA provides services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness to help them keep and care for their pets.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services in life-threatening situations.

Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.