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« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2009, 08:38:55 AM »

California-Contra Costa County-

ARF’s Emergency Medical Fund® (EMF) provides low-income residents of Contra Costa County, California with low cost veterinary care for their pets at ARF’s clinic. ARF believes caregivers should never be forced to choose between self care and pet care.

Individuals who qualify for ARF’s EMF financial assistance should contact ARF at 925.256.1273 or

To qualify:

Guardian and pet must reside in Contra Costa County, California
Household income at or below the U.S. Department of Housing and Development’s (HUD) definition of very low income limits
Pet must be spayed and/or neutered
Proof the applicant is the regular caretaker of the animal
Care needed is life-saving (non-cosmetic, routine, exploratory, or elective)

To help reduce the killing of thousands of animals each year due to dog and cat overpopulation in Contra Costa County, California, ARF has opened its clinic’s doors to community members for low-cost spay and neuter surgeries.

At ARF’s clinic, caring and experienced veterinarians and animal health technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to provide veterinary care, using the highest medical standards.

Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Drop-off, same day
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. pick-up

Clinic (for appointments only):
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
925.977.7900 ext. 494

Tony LaRussa's ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation)
Phone numbers and email:
National information line: 800.567.1ARF
Fax 925.977.9079

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 30215
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2009, 08:39:39 AM »

California-Monterey County-

SPCA For Monterey County
1002 Highway 68
P. O. Box 3058
Monterey, CA 93942
Monterey 831-373-2631
Salinas 831-422-4721

Low-cost clinic offering spay and neuter and vaccinations.
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« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2009, 11:28:42 AM »

California-Sonoma county-

Pets Are Loving Support
P. O. Box 1539
Guerneyville, CA 95446

Pets Are Loving Support is a non-profit agency organized to improve the quality of life of people with AIDS by preserving and promoting the human/animal bond through the care and maintenance of their animal companions.

We Do:

Provide immediate assistance to clients upon registration. Application, proof of SSI or financial need and letter of diagnosis required.

Provide volunteers to exercise animals for clients whose health prevents it.

Cage, tank and litter box cleaning and other hygienic assistance for clients whose health requires it.

Regular home deliveries of free pet food for clients with limited mobility.

Foster care and adoption services for our clients' animals when necessary.

Coordinate visits to the veterinarian and vaccination clinics. Provide transportation for pets of clients with limited mobility.

Arrange discounted veterinary services for our clients' animals, and provide an interest free loan and payment plan for clients with financial needs.
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« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2009, 07:08:43 PM »


Note: this is for Labrador dogs only.

Labrador Harbor Inc.
P.O. Box 712552
Santee, CA 92072-2552

Labrador Harbor was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in late 2005 to provide charitable funds to private citizens or non-profit rescue organizations that directly benefit the immediate physical well-being of Labrador Retrievers. We believe there are too many labs who are euthanized simply because loving families and supporters simply do not have the financial resources to cover the costs of life-saving medical procedures or rehabilitation. Our goal is to help provide financial assistance and resources to these families and supporters in an effort to provide a second chance to labs that would benefit from surgeries or rehabilitation techniques.

The following are general eligibility guidelines:

•  Dog may be in rescue/foster, or may be privately owned in California.

•  Dog must have an official diagnosis from a licensed veterinarian.

•  Dog must be in need of medical/surgical or training intervention which the dog's guardian cannot provide due to lack of funding options. Intervention must be over and above routine care (defined as vaccinations, basic obedience, spay/neuter, shelter).

More at the link.
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« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2010, 08:16:09 AM »


Haven Humane Society
7449 Eastside Rd
Anderson, CA 96007
Shelter:  (530) 241-1653
Clinic:  (530) 241-1658

Haven Humane Society's Spay/Neuter Clinic opened its doors in January 2002 and can handle up to 4,000 animal sterilization surgeries each year. Our first priority is to provide spay, neuter and medical services for animals at the shelter. We also provide these services, by appointment only, to limited-income clients who qualify.

The Misty Lee Memorial Fund was established to provide critical medical attention for injured animals of unknown ownership and those owned by people who cannot immediately afford the care. The fund is available through referrals made primarily by Animal Regulation officers and staff, and is primarily supported through donations from caring people like you. Owners of animals benefiting from the fund are also asked to donate back to the fund what they used.

Contact the shelter for more information.
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« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2010, 06:17:37 AM »

California-Orange county-

R.U.F.F.-Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends
P.O. Box 1140
Laguna Beach CA 92652
Phone: (949) 580 - 1092

"RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends) is a caring non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners with financial assistance for veterinary care. We have been helping sick, injured, and abandoned animals since 1989. Also, RUFF financially supports animal rescues from "KILL" shelters. On average, RUFF volunteers have helped over 1000 animals every year by provideing financial support. Poor economic conditions have greatly increased RUFF's need for donations."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2010, 04:11:50 PM »

California-Chico, Durham, Forest Ranch, Cohasset and Nord-

Paws of Chico Spay & Neuter Program
P.O. Box 93,
Chico, CA 95927-0093

What does the program do?

Paws of Chico Spay & Neuter Program is a non profit volunteer staffed organization that provides financial assistance with the cost of spaying/neutering, (fixing), dogs and cats. We are funded by grants, proceeds from the Pawprints Thrift Boutique, and private donations.

Who is eligible to receive assistance?

Any person living or working in the greater Chico, Durham, Forest Ranch, Cohasset and Nord areas who is financially unable to pay for the cost of spaying or neutering their dog or cat.

How Do I get this help?

To request an application you can call the Paws at 895-2109. You may also pick up an application at Pawprints Thrift Boutique, located 1346 Longfellow Avenue in Chico or the Butte Humane Society. You may also download an application on the dog  or cat pages. Mail your completed application to Paws of Chico Spay & Neuter Program, PO Box 93, Chico, CA 95927.

How much will I have to pay?

Paws of Chico Spay & Neuter Program assists in paying for the cost of spaying or neutering male and female dogs and cats. The actual amount of your co-pay will depend on your individual financial situation. This will be determined after your application is received and discussed with you by a Paws volunteer. The amount of your co-pay will be decided at that time.

How is the payment handled?

Once you are approved for the program, a voucher will be mailed to you. The voucher will state the amount of your co-pay, and the name of the veterinary clinic that will perform the spay or neuter. You are expected to call the veterinary clinic to schedule your own appointment. At the time of the surgery, you must pay your co-pay in cash. The veterinary clinic will bill Paws of Chico Spay & Neuter Program for the balance of the cost.

How long will this process take?

Once you fill out and return the application, you will be contacted by a Paws volunteer within a week to discuss your request. Once you are accepted for the program, you will receive your voucher within 2-3 days.
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« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2010, 08:25:48 PM »


Prince Chunk Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 8044
Blackwood, NJ 08012-1522
T. +1.856.302.6373
F. +1.856.245.7840

The Prince Chunk Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that enables pet owners to keep their pets during times of financial crisis by providing temporary assistance to pet owners throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California. Providing this aid is critical to achieve a lower animal abandonment rate, and most importantly, a lower euthanasia rate nationally.

The Emergency Veterinary Care Assistance Program provides free emergency care to applicants who are currently experiencing financial hardships. Every day, sick and injured animals are brought to shelters across the country because their owners do not have the means to come up with several hundred or several thousand dollars for emergency medical bills. Sadly, due to most animal shelter funding being insufficient, the animals in need of expensive medical care are usually euthanized.

If you are currently experiencing financial hardship and feel that this program would be useful to you should an emergency occur, please fill out a pre-approval application and submit the required documentation listed below. By applying early, your application can be kept on file and pre-approved, allowing your pet to receive the emergency care they require as quickly as possible. Please be sure to check our “Maximum Family Income Eligibility” Document to ensure you qualify.

Pet Owners who are currently struggling financially are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to pre-apply.

Please note that the processing time for these requests can take up to 2-3 weeks.

If You Are Currently Experiencing a Veterinary Emergency...
If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency with your pet, and are unable to provide the required funding, please print and complete an application immediately and fax it to 856-245-7840.

After faxing your completed application, please contact the Prince Chunk Foundation so we can begin working on your request immediately. Please be sure to check our “Maximum Family Income Eligibility” Document to ensure you qualify.

Eligibility information link

Application/Pre-approval link

Please return your completed application, along with any required attachments, to:

Prince Chunk Foundation, Inc.
“Emergency Veterinary Care- Pre Approval”
P.O. Box 8044
Blackwood, NJ 08012-1522

If you have any questions regarding our Emergency Veterinary Assistance program, please contact us on 856-302-6373 or e-mail us.

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« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2010, 06:16:10 PM »

California-San Diego area-

FACE Foundation
10505 Sorrento Valley Road
Suite #250
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: 858-450-FACE (3223)
Fax: 858-457-FACE (3223)

Established in 2006, the FACE Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet's emergency or critical care.

Pet owners can apply for FACE funding after:

The patient has been evaluated by a veterinarian who determines that the animals condition is immediately life threatening.
Financial hardship will prevent the pet owner from following the recommended course of treatment.
The owner applies for CitiHealth and/or Care Credit.

To apply, an owner needs to submit the following:

A Request for Financial Assistance form (RFA) with appropriate sections completed by owner and doctor. Forms may be downloaded from our website at:
FACE does not provide any funding for medical services that have already been rendered. FACE funding must be approved prior to the animal receiving treatment.
A fully completed estimate including the total bill, treating hospital discount of at least 25 percent, owner contribution, care credit (if applicable) and the amount requested of FACE. The estimate should also include all follow up care needed.
Medical records showing the diagnosis, prognosis and recommended course of treatment.
Previous year 1040 tax form for all adults responsible for caring for the animal, statements of current income and any other documents that show financial hardship
Results of credit applications (Care Credit, CitiHealth, etc.)
Contact our offices by calling (858) 450-3223. Documents may be faxed to (858) 457-3223.

Once this information is received, FACE representatives will review the application and request any additional information that is needed.

Next, the application will be forwarded to the FACE granting committee where it will be considered based on criteria including, but not limited to, the following:

Treatment must be for a life-threatening condition. Prognosis of the patient must be good to excellent. Owner’s financial hardship. 
FACE supports spay and neuter. All animals that receive FACE funding must be spayed or neutered. If an animal is not spayed/neutered at the time funding is given, it will be sterilized at the time of the procedure if the treating veterinarian determines that it will not jeopardize the health of the animal. If sterilization can not be performed at the time of initial treatment, the owner will agree to have their animal sterilized within a set time frame determined by the treating veterinarian (based on the health of the animal). FACE does not provide any funding for medical services that have already been rendered. FACE funding must be approved prior to the animal receiving emergency treatment.
FACE does not provide funding for routine care, long-term treatment for illness such as cancer, spay and neuter, dental care, dermatology, vaccination or cosmetic treatment. Our funds are reserved for animals who would not survive without our assistance.
Funding is limited to pet owners residing in San Diego county.
Owners need to provide photographs of their pets to the FACE Foundation. If possible, FACE will send a representative and/or the treating hospital is requested to take before and after photos.
All recipients of FACE funding agree to allow FACE to use their story, photos and video (if taken).
Recipients are asked to do whatever possible to help FACE save other family pets. This includes sending an e-mail to family and friends, volunteering when possible and participating in special events.
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« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2010, 06:20:54 PM »

California-San Diego area-

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979
Phone: 619/466 0426

With Your Help we have been able to:

Assist six local dog rescue groups with 35 surgeries for their animals.
Over the last seven years, assisted 2,318 needy people with their pets' medical needs. Tragic is the fact that the number of sick and injured pets is enormous, and we cannot afford to help everyone who calls us.

Contact the organization if you are in this area and in need of help for more information.
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« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2010, 06:27:47 PM »

California-Placer county-

Placer SPCA
150 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, CA 95678 
(916) 782-SPCA (7722)
(530) 885-PETS (7387) 
Fax: (916) 782-8655 

Veterinary Treatment: The SOS Program is designed to help animals in immediate need with unexpected, life threatening conditions or conditions which, if left untreated, would likely prove debilitating and result in a poor quality of life for the animal, in the opinion of a veterinarian. Candidates for funding are expected to receive a prognosis indicating a positive recovery after treatment.
Treatment of a cosmetic nature or diseases of a chronic nature, requiring ongoing care or management, will not be funded. Animals with behavior and/or temperament problems may not be candidates for funding.
It is required that animals receiving treatment are spayed or neutered, or will be altered at the time of treatment if deemed appropriate by the veterinarian.

Application-MS Word


Financial assistance is available on a one-time basis only, not to exceed $500, only to residents of Placer County.

For more information, please download the SOS Fund Program Criteria.

For questions about the SOS Program or to request an application, please contact the Operations Department at (916) 782-7722 x. 103 or (530) 885-7387 x. 103 or email
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« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2010, 06:53:22 PM »

California-Orange county-

Saddleback ValleyHumane Society & SPCA

We provide financial aid through the "For Pet's Sake" veterinary grant program, the "We Care" emergency fund, and the "Alex and Indy Cancer Fund" which enables homeless pets or those having guardians with limited income to receive necessary medical treatment.

A "Spay/Neuter Project" designed to reduce the number of unwanted pets.

For further information, please call the Society.
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« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2010, 06:59:31 PM »

California-Orange county-

Orange County SPCA
P.O. Box 6507
Huntington Beach CA 92615
phone: 714 374-7738   
fax: (714) 960-0554

The Animal Rescue Fund provides help for sick and injured and unwanted animals, assists low-income pet owners with emergency veterinary care, and provides subsidized spay/neuter assistance.

Contact the SPCA for more information.
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« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2010, 07:05:36 PM »

California-Orange county-

Animal Assistance League of Orange County
15102 Jackson St.
Midway City, CA, 92655
(714) 893.4393

Programs : Pet Aid

This program provides financial donations to low-income, elderly and disabled pet owners who need help with transportation, emergency and routine veterinary care, as well as pet food supplies for those suffering financial hardships.

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2010, 07:14:38 PM »

California-Los Angeles and Orange counties-

The Animal Health Foundation (AHF)
25422 Trabuco Road
Suite 105-201
Lake Forest, CA 92630
PHONE & FAX: 800-939-0936

The Angel Fund (a continuation of the original Animal Health Care Fund) is a cooperative venture between the Animal Health Foundation (AHF) and the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) and its members. The fund assists pet owners in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, with veterinary care when paying for care is challenging or impossible.

Eligibility for the Angel Fund
Eligibility criteria for assistance from the Angel Fund:

Hospitals—Veterinary hospitals in Los Angeles or Orange County with an SCVMA member on staff are eligible. Hospitals must complete an annual enrollment form before applying for funds.
Clients—To be eligible for an Angel Fund grant, a client must demonstrate financial hardship. The veterinary hospital is responsible for confirmation of eligibility.
Pets—To be eligible for an Angel Fund grant, pets must be spayed, neutered, or less than six months of age. If a surgical procedure is part of the treatment and there is no additional risk to the pet, spaying or neutering is mandatory. The client is financially responsible for this portion of the surgery.
Treatment—Covered care is only for non-elective medical and surgical procedures of sick or injured companion animals. Some procedures which do not qualify for funding include:
Routine physical examinations
General prophylactic dental care
Spays and neuters
Caesarian sections
Infected uteruses

Funding Limits
Veterinary hospitals are eligible for a maximum of $500 per calendar year for financial hardship cases. No family may receive more than $500 and no pet may receive funds more than once in a calendar year.

Application Process
Each veterinary hospital must complete and submit an AHF-SCVMA Angel Fund Hospital Enrollment Form. This qualifies the hospital to participate in The Angel Fund grant program.

Angel Fund application at link above.
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