Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care

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California-San Diego area-



P.A.W.S. San Diego County, Inc.
4455 Euclid Avenue
San Diego CA 92115
619-297-PAWS (7297)
Fax: 619-393-0322
Toll free: 1-866-348-7297

Here's what a client receives:

Pet food & Supplies
P.A.W.S. clients and their companion animals receive free pet food, cat litter and other supplies.  Each month friendly volunteer drivers deliver food right to the doorstep.  Clients may also opt to pick up food at the Euclid office on designated days.

Veterinary assistance
Clients receive $200 in vet vouchers for veterinary services per pet each year. All appointments and estimates are approved by P.A.W.S. prior to being sent to the vet.  Services are limited as we do not provide for spay/neuter, vaccines, on-going medications, teeth cleaning or nail trimming.

Animal transportation
Clients may request assistance with transportation of their companion animals to and from veterinarian and grooming appointments.


Recipients of PAWS assistance must be:

A resident of San Diego County
Low income (less than $1,200 a month income) and
Either elderly, chronically ill or disabled
Your companion animal must be:

Spayed or neutered
Licensed (dogs only)
Current with all their vaccinations and shots.
I qualify.  What next?

There is currently a 4 month waiting list to become a client.

Please CALL the P.A.W.S. office Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm to reserve your place on the list.

619-297-7297 or 1-866-348-7297

California-San Diego County-


P.O. BOX 264 
San Diego, CA 91944-0264
phone: (619) 544-1222

The Pet Assistance Foundation of San Diego refers pet owners to veterinarians offering low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, dogs, and rabbits. Please call (619) 544-1222 Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a referral to a veterinarian in your area of San Diego County.

California-San Francisco-




Pets Are Wonderful Support
645 Harrison St, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
Telephone: 415.979.9550
Fax: 415.979.9269

Services Available to PAWS Clients

• Preventative veterinary care
• Emergency veterinary care (up to $200)
• Dog walking (for clients not ambulatory or very ill)
• Cat litter box changing
• Transportation to/from vet or grooming appointments
• Grooming
• Emergency foster care
• Food delivery for homebound or ill clients
• Pet Food Bank


Please call our main phone line (415.979.9550) anytime to verify whether or not you are eligible to begin the client intake process. Social Workers, Case Managers, or other representatives may call on behalf of a prospective client. We accept clients throughout the month depending on availability of space. We maintain a waiting list and are able to inform prospective clients of the month that his/her intake process can resume.

San Francisco residents
Gross income no greater than $1850 per month
Diagnosis of disabling HIV, AIDS, other disabling illness, or
Age 60 or older

California-San Francisco-


San Francisco SPCA

2500 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94103


2500 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center
201 Alabama Street (free client parking; free WiFi access in the hospital lobby)
San Francisco CA 94103


Open seven days a week (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.), our Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of services, such as:

Routine check-ups
Vaccinations and prescriptions
Spay/neuter procedures
Common surgeries
Dental care
Travel certificates
Outpatient services
Emergency care
Boarding services
Cat Claw Clipping
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, call 415.554.3030. We also can refer you to a variety of Bay Area specialists for any procedures we do not perform.

Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center
201 Alabama Street (view map)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Open Seven Days a Week
8 a.m. - 6 p.m (except holidays)


With the support of our donors and full-paying clients, we offer a number of comprehensive assistance programs for the San Francisco community. These programs allow us to provide spay/neuter surgeries for shelter animals, feral cats and pets of low-income San Francisco residents. We also provide care to all acutely ill or seriously injured animals by:

Fully funding their treatment while in our shelter.
Offering financial assistance and payment arrangement options for pet owners with limited means.

Pet-a-Care Senior Discount Program
The Pet-A-Care Program is the most comprehensive charitable program in the nation for spayed/neutered pets of low-income, San Francisco seniors over the age of 65, providing 50% off all veterinary services for the lifetime of qualifying animals.

Owners can apply on behalf of pets that are already spayed/neutered and are over one year of age. Two pets may qualify for the program for the lifetime of the guardian.

Emergency Veterinary Care Fund
We provide urgent care to acutely ill or seriously injured animals. Financing is available for qualifying San Francisco residents with spayed/neutered pets, or those who agree to spay/neuter their cat or dog during or after treatment.

Spay/Neuter Incentives & Free and Sliding Scale Spay/Neuter
We provide free spay/neuter surgeries for:

Pets of homeless San Franciscans. We also offer these services through our work with Vet SOS (Veterinary Street Outreach Services.) Visit their website to learn more:  www.vetsos.org
Pets of qualifying low-income individuals.
Feral cats, through our Feral Fix Program.
We also offer a variety of spay/neuter surgery discounts for owned cats and dogs in our community:

25% - 100% off for low-income San Francisco residents, determined by the number of people in the household and average monthly income for all household members.
10% off for San Francisco residents, regardless of income
10% off for existing SF/SPCA Veterinary Hospital clients, regardless of income and residency
20% off for San Francisco full-time students, regardless of income
20% off for San Francisco senior citizens over the age of 65, regardless of income

California-San Francisco-



San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
1550 Bryant Street Suite 450 
San Francisco  CA  94103  

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans


The eight objectives of VET SOS are to:

Provide on-site veterinary wellness exams
Administer vaccinations
Administer canine and feline flea/tick/mosquito preventative
Provide on-site testing for heartworm disease, Felv, FIV, Parvo virus
Administer anti-parasitic medications
Distribute donated supplies such as pet food, leashes, collars, muzzles, ID tags, animal sweaters, beds, and carriers
Provide education about responsible pet ownership
Provide referrals and transportation for urgent care and for spay-neutering surgeries


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