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Title: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:21:29 PM
Pennsylvania-Clarion- (

PO Box 804
Clarion, PA  16214

EMERGENCY MEDICAL:  Pays for animal medical services the owner is unable to pay.

Contact them for more information.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:22:18 PM
Pennsylvania-Monroe County-

Monroe Animal League
P. O Box 23
East Stroudsburg PA 18360

The league urges all pet owners to have their pets spayed/neutered, and via public donations, fund raisers, and the cooperation of many Monroe County veterinarians, we assist pet owners who cannot afford to have their pets altered through our low-cost spay/neuter program. If done at an early age, there may be a cost savings and health benefits to your pet.

When animal emergencies occur, we will assist in an emergency to ensure the animal is seen by a veterinarian.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:23:01 PM
Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh area-

Animal Care and Welfare
P. O. Box 8257
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-0257

Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low-income animal guardians obtain medical care for their sick or injured pets and also promotes spaying and neutering through education and financial support.
  Our Board members also rescue, foster, and adopt homeless pets.

Contact them for more information.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:23:46 PM

Humane Society of Westmoreland County
PO Box 1552
Route 119N,Behind Lynch Field
Greensburg PA 15601

SHOT CLINICS. The Humane Society of Westmoreland County is proud to annouce "Clinic Hours" every Tuesday. If you need to see the vet, call for an appointment. You may bring your pet for shots only as a "walk-in". Keep your pets vaccinated. Appointments start at 2:30 PM and "Walk-ins" can come at 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. It is best to check if the vet is in. She does occasionally take days off or go on vacation.

The Humane Society is now doing low cost spay/neuters on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Surgery is by appointment only.

Contact them for more information.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:24:12 PM

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area
7790 Grayson Road
Harrisburg, PA  17111
Phone: (717) 564-3320
Fax: (717) 564-1867

Low cost vaccination and microchipping clinics for dogs and cats.  Spay and neuter services for cats only, including ferals. Links to other local organizations with low cost spay and neuter programs on page.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:24:37 PM

Action For Animals Humane Society
P. O. Box 814
Latrobe, PA  15650

Low cost spay and neuter program--contact them for further details.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:25:07 PM

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Low cost spay and neuter programs for dogs, cats and rabbits for southwestern Pennsylvania residents.

Animal Friends’ Project Pit Bull spays and neuters Pit Bulls for just a $20 deposit! Contact them for more information.

2009 Quantifiable Objectives

Reduce the number of unwanted animals through aggressive spay/neuter programs; To facilitate 8,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, a projected increase of 93% over the previous year’s activity of 4,140 surgeries.

Implement a mobile spay/neuter clinic to support feral colony caretakers, distressed urban neighborhoods and rural shelters.

Facilitate mass trap-neuter-return events targeting populations of feral cats in distressed urban areas in conjunction with the Three Rivers Feral Project, a collaborative effort between Animal Friends, Animal Rescue League and Western PA Humane Society.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:25:33 PM

PAWS Pittsburgh
415 Center Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

PAWS supplies an Animal Food Bank to help support the care of our client's animals.  In cooperation with Animal Friends of Pittsburgh, we are able to provide discounted Spay/Neuter services and rabies vaccinations.   PAWS provides transportation services to those clients who cannot transport their animals to veterinary appointments.

Contact them for more information as to who qualifies.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:26:06 PM
Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh area-

Western Pennsylvania Humane Society
North Shore 1101 Western Ave 
Pittsburgh PA 15233     
Fallen Timber 1680 Fallen Timber Rd
Elizabeth PA 15037 

Vaccination clinic and some lab testing available at both locations.

Microchipping available at both locations.

Spay and neuter programs available at both locations.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:26:39 PM
Pennsylvania-Reading-Berks County-

Humane Society of Berks County
1801 N 11th Street
Reading, PA 19604
Phone 610-921-2348
Fax 610-921-5833

Complete veterinary services are offered to pet owners at the 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, facility.  Services range from comprehensive veterinary services to reduced fee, limited vaccination, microchipping, and sterilization services for those who cannot afford or will not obtain full, proper veterinary care for their pets.

The Humane Society of Berks County provides these services Monday through Saturday by appointment at the HSBC Scholar Center, 1801 N. 11th St, Reading, and at the Miller Center, 1201 Rte 422 E., Douglassville.  Call 610-921-VETS, for appointments.

Link to services provided at both locations and income qualification information.

Link to Douglassville center information.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:27:17 PM

Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania
6620 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Animal Rescue League operates a low cost outpatient animal clinic for domestic dogs and cats. Although we are not an emergency hospital we do have the capability to perform high quality spay and neuters at affordable prices as well as minor routine surgeries. The ARL clinic is staffed by licensed veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians and animal care specialists. Our compassionate and highly trained medical staff provide pets in need with a full range of care from routine vaccinations to X-rays to surgery. When you need quality medical care at an affordable fee, schedule an appointment with the Animal Rescue League's animal clinic.

CLINIC VISITS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, please call (412) 661-6452 x211 or x223 to schedule an appointment or receive more information on our services.


Low cost spay and neuter program for cats--more information at link.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:28:19 PM

Animal Care & Assistance Fund 
4514 Plummer Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15201  
Emergency Assistance Fund

Pets are a vital part of many families, yet every year more than one million pets go without critical veterinary care in the United States.  Although there is a financial responsibility in caring for a beloved pet, it is devastating when an owner’s financial situation makes them unable to provide veterinary care for a treatable, yet life-threatening condition.  Often animals are euthanized, or suffer needlessly, because their owners cannot afford medical treatment or life-sustaining medication.  Unfortunately, this heartbreak is all too familiar to the elderly, the disabled, those on a fixed income, or others who may be experiencing financial hardship.

It is our objective to offer pet owners in financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable yet life-threatening condition.

Due to our limited funding availability, only pets seen at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center are eligible for consideration.  We are designed as a one-time benefit in most situations.

Application at link.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 18, 2009, 12:28:51 PM
Pennsylvania-Eighty Four-

Washington Area Humane Society (WAHS)
1527 Route 136
Eighty Four, PA 15330
724-222-PETS (7387)

Outpatient Pet Clinic 

The clinic was started for animals adopted from our shelter and other animals in the same family. It is now available to anyone with a pet. Our vet techs will see clients on scheduled clinic days at our facility. An appointment is required. The annual membership fee of $30.00 will entitle your pet to unlimited office visits during the year.

Application and fee schedule at link.

Other Services

Rabies Vaccination
Feline Leukemia Test
Fecal Exams
Heartworm Test
Bordatella Vaccine
Lyme Vaccine
Flea Control

An appointment must be scheduled for all procedures.  Call 724-222-7387

Spay and Neuter

An appointment must be scheduled for all procedures.  Call 724-222-7387

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on December 26, 2009, 09:30:16 AM
Pennsylvania-Erie- (

ANNA Shelter
1555 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16511
Phone: 814-451-0230


Rabies and Microchipping Clinic

Saturday - January 16th

9:00am - Noon

$10.00 Rabies Shot

$20.00 Avid Micro Chip*

Cats must be in carriers - Dogs on leash  No appointment necessary.  *While Supplies Last.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on January 01, 2010, 05:48:33 PM
Pennsylvania-Philadelphia area-

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our 40,000 square foot full-service clinic/kennel is one of the largest and most advanced of its kind in the United States. We are committed to the health and well-being of your pet. A very high level of comfort is afforded all those entering this unique facility.

Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic is part of the National Greyhound Adoption Program. Over 3000 greyhounds are seen annually at our clinic. Since opening in 1995, a growing number of our four-legged patients are non-greyhound canines and also felines.

10901 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Call our main office (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm) to inquire about any of your pet's needs or to arrange an appointment. (215-331-7918)

Clinic hours are Tuesday and Friday 9:30am to 3:00 pm.

We are a non-profit organization and offer our services and surgical procedures at very affordable prices.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on January 20, 2010, 02:37:35 PM

Pennsylvania-Bethlehem/Lehigh Valley-

Animal Food Bank of Lehigh Valley
Northampton Community College
Fowler Family Southside Center
511 E. Third Street, Lower level, Room 73
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10 AM - 4 PM
(Effective October 9th, 2009)
Hellertown, PA 18055-B
BY PHONE:  (484) 851-8000
Please leave a message. A volunteer will return your call.


EMERGENCY FOOD for individuals and families in financial crisis.
Please contact the food bank at (484)851-8000
Please contact the food bank at (484)851-8000.
Food is distributed on the second, third and fourth Friday* at our new location:
*Day is scheduled based on alphabetical order of recipients last name.

Update- (

Lehigh Valley Live January 20, 2010

"The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley will sponsor an emergency pet food distribution day to serve low-income families and their pets 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the EPAA Spay/Neuter Clinic in the Rainbow Plaza on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township.

"Volunteers from Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance will be co-hosting the event while providing a vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the same day. Dogs should be brought on a leash and cats should be in carriers.
"Vaccination clinic fees are as follows: $12, rabies vaccine; $15, distemper/parvovirus vaccine; $12, bordatella vaccine; $20, Lyme vaccine; $5, worming (round and hookworm); $20, microchip; $5, nail clipping – cats; $10, nail clipping – dogs; $25, heartworm/Lyme/ehrlychia/AP test (for dogs); $28, FELV/FIV test (for cats – leukemia and AIDS); $18, FELV test (for cats – leukemia only).

"The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley received the letter of determination from the IRS stating that its application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt status has been approved. For the past five years, the food bank has operated as a nonprofit mission of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem.

"For information regarding the vaccination clinic, call 570-994-5846. For questions about the food distribution program, call 484-851-8000 or visit (

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on June 08, 2010, 08:25:28 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.

Title: Re: Low-Cost-Free Veterinary Care
Post by: menusux on September 23, 2010, 04:32:00 PM
Pennsylvania-Woodlyn-Delaware county-

Animal Education League
P.O. Box 242
Woodlyn, PA 19094
610-544-9535 (

Delco News Network September 23, 2010

"What kind of things does the Animal Education League do?

"We help with low cost spaying and neutering.  People need to have their animals done but can’t afford it. We try and help the family out with the cost. We provide education on inoculation, raising and taking care of animals. We have our own list of veterinarians who participate.

"We have certificates to help others with the cost. If people need help we can give them help by calling us and we will send them a package to lower the cost. If a person calls in they get a package, pick their vet from our list and we will pay before the customer gets there. It’s as simple as one, two, and three. There is no back and forth.

"Some people avoid having their pet altered because of cost. You can get assistance by calling 544-9535 to assist in cost and receive a package.
We also started Brian’s fund.

What is Brian’s Fund?

"We started Brian’s Fund because we found that people had to give up animals because they couldn’t afford cat litter, or food. We collect pet food and supplies for families out of work or struggling. It’s been amazing successful. We’ve collected thousands of pounds of food and money to help out those in need. The economy is so difficult that Brian’s Fund is a blessing people need a bridge of help to get a job or back on their fee.

"Brian’s Fund was started when Janet Iacono passed away.  She was a volunteer who was so committed to helping AEL and pet owners in need.  Her dog’s name was Brian. In her honor AEL started Brian’s Fund donating money, collecting pet food and supplies. You can donate your collection of cat and dog food and supplies at Peddler’s Alley in Secane."

Please contact them for more information.