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Massachusetts-Buzzards Bay-


A Helping Paw
Box 387
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
3166 Cranberry Hwy.
East Wareham


Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates

*First Come first Serve:  as long as funds are available.

So how can we help you help ferals?

A Helping Paw offers FREE spay/neuter certifciates for people willing to continue care of these wonderful animals. All we ask is that you pay a $10 fee towards vaccinations. (We have been able to reduce the fee thanks to grant funding made by Petco). By vaccinating the cats, you are substantially reducing the spread of rabies and distemper, which can be spread to our domesticated friends. Did you know that less than 5% of the feral cats in the population have Felv/Fiv? Please also ask about our discounted vaccinations if you have more than five ferals to care for. We also offer trap rentals, which is the safest way to transport cats to the vet.

Massachusetts-Cape Cod-Nantucket-Martha's Vineyard-



The Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care
P. O. Box 1756
Orleans, MA 02653
508-240-7367 (PETS)

Our Mission: To provide financial assistance for the rehabilitative veterinary treatment of critically ill or injured dogs and cats, whose caregivers cannot afford treatment or who are found without known care givers, thereby offering an alternative to euthanasia and preserving the unique emotional, social and beneficial bonds that tie animals and humans together.

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the Fund has provided financial assistance for sick or injured cats and dogs who need substantial veterinary care too costly for their owners to bear alone. The Fund works with committed and dedicated animal hospitals on Cape Cod and the Islands to provide this assistance. These hospitals have contracted with the Fund to provide services at reduced cost. The owner of the animal pays a small percentage of this negotiated reduced amount. The Sampson Fund then pays all or a substantial portion of the remainder through monies allocated to the veterinarian.
The Fund also helps injured or sick strays. The Fund thus makes every effort to see that no cat or dog on Cape Cod and the Islands will be denied needed veterinary care or euthanized due solely to the lack of resources.

Massachusetts-Duxbury-Boston area



Fairy DogParents
PO Box 1342
Duxbury, MA 02332
617 359-0938

Fairy DogParents is a nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered  to shelters.  We provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts. Fairy DogParents is 100% dependent on donations and we cannot guarantee any goods or services for applicants.

If you are faced with the choice of surrendering your dog because of personal financial circumstances you may qualify for our assistance. E-mail or call to learn more.

Massachusetts-Boston area-



Angell Animal Medical Center
350 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282

Financial Assistance is available to qualified pet owners. If you qualify for financial assistance your deposit requirements may be lowered.

Financial Assistance
Angell-Boston offers financial assistance through the MSPCA's Pet Care Assistance. Pet Care Assistance (PCA) was established in 1990 to support the medical care of sick or injured animals being treated at the MSPCA-Angell whose families have limited financial resources. PCA also defrays the cost of treating animals that are victims of cruelty and abuse. In 2006, the fund distributed over $363,000 to support the treatment of thousands of animals. Annual contributions, special events, and endowment income sustain the fund.

For more information, contact Kathleen Santry at (617) 541-5075 or email ksantry@mspca.org. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please contact our Financial Office at (617) 541-5028 or 5030. Please note: Pet Care Assistance benefits patients and clients treated at the MSPCA-Angell only.


The Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) began in 1986 and is a partnership of the MSPCA and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). The program offers reduced cost spay and neuter operations for low-income pet owners.

SNAP helps reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies born each year. As of June 2008, this program has issued more than 100,000 certificates for reduced-price spay/neuter operations in communities throughout Massachusetts.

SNAP discount certificates are accepted by nearly 200 veterinary hospitals or clinics throughout Massachusetts.

You may apply for assistance only for your own pets. If you have more than one pet that you would like to have spayed or neutered, please use the comment section of the form to describe the other pet(s). You will be notified as to your eligibility for the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program within two weeks of the time your application is received. If you need help completing the form, call (617) 541-5007.

Application at link.

Massachusetts-Boston area-


Alliance For Animals
232 Silver Street
South Boston, MA 02127-2206
617 - 268- 7800

Metro Action Clinic:

The mission of the Metro Action Clinic includes:
To reduce, and ultimately eliminate the killing of healthy, otherwise adoptable dogs and cats at area pounds and shelters, simply because they are surplus or cannot be sheltered. This is accomplished by providing affordable, accessible SPAY/NEUTER services to anyone in need of those services, thereby preventing the birth of unwanted animals.

To provide veterinary medical services to the inner-city community at an affordable rate, in order to save lives, promote the health of companion animals, and foster the human-animal bond.

Medical Services Provided:

Physical Exam

Surgical sterilization - cats and dogs, including juvenile animals; cryptorchid

Other surgical procedure - e.g., dentistry, hernia repair, biopsy, hematoma, amputation, ear-tipping ferals

Vaccinations(first, booster, and annual)

Heartworm/Lyme test, FeLV/FIV test

Treatment for ear mites, fleas and ticks, other parasites; de-worming; heartworm preventative

Abscess or infection

Urinary tract infection or "FUS", urinary blockage

Diagnostic work-up including urinalysis, CBC profile, thyroid test, biopsy, other surgical or laboratory work-up as needed


Medical care management - e.g., dermatologic conditions, long-term treatment of thyroid, kidney conditions, blood-level monitoring, etc.

Client-request euthanasia when medically indicated - e.g., advanced illness or untreatable injury


Feral cat program information at link.


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