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« on: December 18, 2009, 12:11:49 PM »

Oregon-Lane County-

The Bearen Foundation
P.O. Box 10375
Eugene, OR 97440
MessageLine: 541-242-3827
FaxLine: 541-338-2986


Please note that our voice-mailbox and e-mailbox are checked approximately 2-3 times per week, due to limited volunteer availability. Please allow ample time for a response. Thanks for your patience!

We believe that financial circumstances should not determine whether a beloved family member lives or dies.
We offer financial assistance to Lane County vet offices for qualified individuals who face veterinary expenses beyond their means.
We raise funds through the support of local businesses, veterinary clinics and individual donors.
We endeavor to provide options and alternatives when pets in our community need help.

We advocate for responsible, educated pet care.
We encourage recipients to become involved in community pet service.
We seek volunteer participation in the Foundation's activities and in the community.
We are a fully non-profit, all-volunteer corporation.

All funding is raised locally in Lane County, Oregon and all funding is dispersed locally. We are unable to help individuals outside of Lane County.

If you are a Lane County resident, please visit one of your local vets. The Bearen Foundation is willing to work with ANY Lane County vet.

We offer five levels of funding based on the estimated cost of treatment:

Level 1: $25 for estimates of $50 - $100
Level 2: $50 for estimates of $101 - $200
Level 3: $100 for estimates of $201 - $500
Level 4: $150 for estimates of $501 - $1000
Level 5: $200 for estimates over $1,000

We take all requests and recommendations directly from veterinarians:

Having evaluated the animal's treatment needs and the client's financial situation, the veterinarian can call The Bearen Foundation directly and recommend financial assistance for the client.

Attention veterinarians: Please refer to the "Client Eligibility Criteria" prior to contacting us with a referral. We rely solely upon the veterinarian's assessment for funding disbursement.

Client Eligibility information at link.

If funds are available, The Bearen Foundation will authorize direct payment to the veterinarian who can then notify the client that he/she has received this funding.

Attention clients: Once you have been notified that you will recieve funding, you must fill out the "Acceptance Agreement" and return it to The Bearen Foundation, in order for funds to be released. Please Note: The acceptance agreement is not an application.

Client Acceptance agreement link.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 12:12:31 PM »


Note: this is for the homeless only.

PAW Team
3300 NW 185th Ave #125
Portland, OR 97229

3338 SE 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

Usually have dog food available for people, occasionally have cat food. Provide access to local vet for free vaccination and spay/neuter services.

Stipulations: owner must be homeless, can get vaccinations if owner agrees to have animal spayed/neutered, owner must come to JOIN to set up appointment in person, no phone appointments.


PAW Team strives to make life a little bet better for these pets and their caregivers. At our free veterinary "street" clinics, we offer vaccinations and basic health care, pet food and supplies, and coupons for spay/neuter services. Local vet clinics assist with emergency services throughout the year.

Free vet clinics will be held the first Sunday of every month!

Sundays from 1-4 pm at 311 NW Broadway (The Outside In Tattoo Removal Clinic)

Feb 7, 2010

March 7, 2010

April 4, 2010

May 2, 2010

June 6, 2010
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 12:13:03 PM »

Oregon-Portland area-

Animal Aid
5335 SW 42nd Ave
Portland, OR 97221

Veterinary bills can be a challenge in the best of times. Animal Aid offers assistance to community members who cannot afford needed veterinary care.

Who gets this assistance? People going through bad times, seniors living alone, single parents. For some, the single source of emotional warmth in their life is their companion animal. These are people who care deeply for their friends. And when that friend is suffering, these people suffer right along with them -- all the more so because they don't have the resources to pay for needed care and are faced with the specter of having to put their best friend to sleep as the only way to ease their pain.

Before You Request Assistance Please Understand:
Our funds are limited and the number of requests is huge. Our budget generally dictates $100 per request.
Repayment is expected, but we have a lot of practice in working out realistic and individualized repayment schedules – every penny we are reimbursed goes to help other people. You will be, in point of fact, "paying it forward".

All clients receiving assistance are directed to use our Portland area pre-approved clinics only. Not only do we have confidence in their work, they are actively helping us keep costs down.

We provide assistance for unexpected medical emergencies, and cannot help with routine pet care such as vaccinations, worming or check ups.

We cannot offer assistance outside the Portland Metro Area or after a pet has already been treated.

There may be other requirements, based on the situation.

FAQ's for assistance at link.

If you feel your situation qualifies under these rules, please dial:

503-292-6628 Option 1

Leave a message with your contact information (please spell your first and last names) and briefly describe your pet’s medical issue. We will return your call ASAP within our normal business hours.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 12:13:31 PM »

Oregon-Portland area-

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Northwest Hospital
1945 NW Pettygrove
Portland, Oregon 97209
(Preferred mailing address)
Phone: (503) 228-7281
Fax: (503) 228-0464

Southeast Hospital
Plaza 205
10564 SE Washington Street
Portland, Oregon 97215
Phone: (503) 262-7194

Open evenings and weekends only

The donor–supported Velvet Financial Assistance Fund reaches out to qualified low–income clients to help ease their burden, cushion their pain.

DoveLewis is proud to offer financial assistance to qualifying low–income clients to help cover the cost of medical treatment in an emergency. As you might imagine, the demand on this donor–funded program is enormous.

The Velvet Financial Assistance Fund has fewer donors yet gives out more money more often to local families than any other DoveLewis program. No one else in the region helps people with their pets’ medical bills more than DoveLewis.

How Does the Velvet Assistance Fund Work?
Not everyone who applies for help from the Velvet Fund will receive it.
Only DoveLewis staff determines who will receive help from the Velvet Fund.
Help is given on a case-by-case basis.
Before they may apply for help from the Velvet Fund, DoveLewis clients must first fill out a Care Credit application. If clients receive Care Credit, they must first use up that money before using any money from the Velvet Fund.
Cases being considered for Velvet Fund money must meet three criteria:
1. Must be an emergency
2. Patient must have a fair to good prognosis
3. Owner must have financial need

The Velvet Fund covers a maximum of $750 per case. Anything above that must be paid by the owner at the time of service. DoveLewis does not bill or set up payment plans.

Velvet Fund money recipients will never be asked to pay the money back.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 12:14:13 PM »


Willamette Animal Guild Spay & Neuter Clinic
3045 Royal Ave
Eugene, OR  97402
(541) 345-3566

Spay and neuter clinic information at link.

Financial aid for spay and neuter at link.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 12:14:40 PM »

Oregon-Lakeview-Lake County-

Oregon Outback Humane Society
P.O. Box 206
Lakeview, OR 97630
(877) 947-5009

The Emergency Vet Care Program is in place for Lake County Residents and will be available until the funds are completely allocated.

Any Lake County Resident can apply for the Emergency Vet Care Fund to assist with emergency medical care of a companion animal.

The eligibility criteria is not on the page-the society is re-doing their website and expects to be done with that by November 23.  Suggest contacting them for more information.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 12:15:12 PM »

Oregon-Sherwood-Portland area-

Note: this is for cats only.

CAT-Cat Adoption Team
14175 SW Galbreath Drive
Sherwood, OR 97140
(503) 925-8903

The Cat Adoption Team Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital onsite at CAT’s Sherwood shelter.

Public veterinary services are limited to spay/neuter surgeries by appointment only (no drop-ins).

Call (503) 925-8903 to inquire about appointment availability.


Oregon Live May 8, 2010

There is a $10 fix for cats.

You can stop their cat from getting pregnant; have no more unwanted litters of kittens to find homes for; stop their male cat from roaming; have no more cat spraying; and reduce the number of feral or stray cats in the neighborhood.

The $10 spay/neuter surgeries are available for cats or kittens of qualified pet owners through the Spay & Save program of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland.

Qualified means:

Must receive government assistance such as Medicaid, WIC, food stamps, SSI, Section 8 public housing, AFDC, TANF, etc.
Must live in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, or Clark County
Must be able to transport your cat to/from the Cat Adoption Team’s Sherwood facility - if surgery is scheduled at CAT. CAT is committed to performing over 900 of these low-cost surgeries by the end of 2010.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 12:15:37 PM »


POPPA (Pet Over-Population Prevention Advocates), Inc.,
PO Box 5721
Beaverton OR 97006

Information on spay and neuter assistance programs throughout Oregon.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 12:16:03 PM »

Oregon-Marion and Polk counties-

Willamette Humane Society
4246 Turner Road SE
Salem, OR 97317 USA
ph 503-585-5900
f 503-585-7906

Assistance with cat spay and neuter--information at link--it varies by your county of residence.

Current Promotion
We have a few surgery slots still available under the Tom & Mom Cat Special, made possible by a generous grant from the Summerlee Foundation. Under this promotion, area residents currently receiving some form of government financial assistance can have their male cat neutered for a co-pay of $10, or their female cat spayed for a co-pay of $20. Contact the clinic at (503) 480-7729 to see if you qualify.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 12:16:46 PM »

Oregon-Bend-Central Oregon-

Humane Society of Central Oregon
61170 S.E. 27th St.
Bend, OR 97702

Q. I cannot afford to Spay & Neuter my animals, can you help?

A. We have a Spay & Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) that allows community members who are on governmental assistance to pay only a portion of the spay or neuter costs. This program is not only funded by HSCO but participating veterinarians. Please call the shelter for more information.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 12:17:18 PM »


City of Eugene 
Spay/Neuter Clinic
3970 W. 1st Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541) 682-3643

The City operates the Spay & Neuter Clinic which provides low cost spays and neuters and vaccinations for cats and dogs.  The Clinic is a successful prevention strategy in helping to control Eugene's overall pet population. To schedule an appointment please call (541) 682-3643.

Vaccinations are available on a walk in basis, no appointment is required.  Vaccinations are available during the following times.

Tuesday through Friday,             1:00 to 5:30 PM
Saturday,                                10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
                                             (Closed 12:30 -1:00 PM for lunch)

Other Services

De-worming and flea control products (Frontline & Advantage)
Pet identification microchips for $35

Discount Vouchers

The Clinic has a limited number of vouchers available for discounted spays and neuters for City of Eugene residents only.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 12:17:47 PM »

Oregon-Eugene-Lane County-

Lane County Animal Services
3970 W. 1st Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402

Spay and neuter assistance programs information at link.
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2009, 12:18:14 PM »

Oregon-Eugene-Lane County-

PO Box 1823 
Eugene, OR 97440

Pro-Bone-O is a non-profit organization that provides free veterinary services, food and supplies for the pets of people who are homeless in the Lane County area.

The services are provided through clinics held the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, except May, November and December when clinics are held on the 2nd Sunday. The clinics are set up in space donated by St. Vincent dePaul at its Lindholm Service Center, 450 Hwy. 99 N., in Eugene, Oregon. Clinic hours are 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. A lottery system determines the order clients are seen.

What Services Does Pro-Bone-O Provide?

Well-pet check-ups
Treatment for minor illnesses, diseases, and wounds
Food, collars, leashes, crates, shampoos, vitamins, pet beds, treats
Spay/neuter vouchers to local area clinics
Friendly, safe environment

Who Does Pro-Bone-O Serve?

Pro-Bone-O provides services to homeless people, those who do not have a fixed, regular, or adequate residence. We consider someone homeless in these situations:

Living in a transitional or emergency shelter
Living in a trailer park, campground, or car
Living in inadequate housing that lacks electricity, plumbing, and heating
Living in a motel, hotel, or short-term (1-2 weeks) apartment
Living temporarily with a friend/relative because housing is lost
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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2009, 12:18:40 PM »

Oregon-Newport-Lincoln County-

Central Coast Humane Society
P.O. Box 71
Newport, Oregon 97365

Emergency Medical Program

CCHS will loan up to $35 with no interest to assist people needing to take their pet to the veterinarian. This is offered to help people experiencing temporary financial crises. You can call 265-3719 and Diana will call you back to give approval and make arrangements to get the loan certificate to you.  If the emergency is acute, call the Animal Shelter at 265-6610 and see if a CCHS Board member is available to give the approval.

Help with spay and neuter costs at link.

Feral cat free spay and neuter program; more details at link.
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2009, 12:19:25 PM »

Oregon-Brookings-Curry County-

South Coast Animal Shelter

"Our Crisis-Emergency program assists pet owners in emergency situations who do not have the funds for immediate surgery or treatment for their pet. SCHS evaluates each case with the owner and local veterinarians.
"First, SCHS gets an estimated cost of treatment for the pet from the local veterinarians.

"Next, an evaluation is performed on the owner's ability to pay expenses. If an owner is unable to repay SCHS in full, we may ask the owner to volunteer to help with fund raisers, community events or give a hand at the SCHS Thrift Shop. Promissory notes & volunteer contracts are utilized to keep track of commitments.

"For more information about this program, please contact S.C.H.S at (541) 412-0325.

"SCHS works with area veterinarians to provide low cost spaying or neutering for those who qualify for assistance. We offer this service to help curtail the over population of cats and dogs in our area. S.C.H.S. follows an early spay neuter program for all canines and felines. No animal will be adopted out without being spayed or neutered.

"For questions regarding our spay/neuter program, contact SCHS at (541) 412-0325.

How to reach us

Our Address is:
PO Box 7833
828 Railroad Ave
Brookings, Oregon 97415

Our Phone Number is:
(541) 412-0325
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