Enriching the lives of people and cats.

Financial Assistance for Vet Care

Colorado State Programs:
Red Rover:  https://redrover.org/node/1198  - Statewide

Friends Rescued Animal Network:  www.friendsrescued.org  - Statewide

PetVet Fund-For seniors, age 55+, call 720.859.2248 or email lrinelli@seniorhub.org to apply - Serves Adams & E. Arapahoe Counties

PetAid Colorado Care Grants - Application must be submitted by veterinary clinic:  http://www.petaidcolorado.org/  - Serves Archuleta, Logan and Morgan Counties

PetAid Colorado Animal Hospital - Discounted veterinary services for income qualified residents: http://www.petaidcolorado.org/?PetAidAnimalHospital  - Serves Denver

Ark-Valley Humane Society PAL Program, Provides interest free loans for unexpected vet expenses or pet rental deposits: www.ark-valley.org/pal-program  - Serves Chaffee County

The Cartwright Foundation Ginger's Legacy, Owner is required to pay some costs upfront: www.gingerslegacy.com  - Serves Denver/Front Range Area

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society - Also offers assistance with spay/neuter and low-cost vaccinations:  http://www.forpetssakehs.org/  - Serves Dolores and Montezuma Counties

Thomas Veterinary Clinic Elder Pet Care - Provides sliding scale discounts offered to clients age 55 and over:  http://www.elderpetcare.org/about-us.html  - Serves Fort Collins

Colorado State University Companion Care Fund: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Pages/companion-care-fund.aspx   - Serves Fort Collins


Denkai Sanctuary Offers subsidized services by their veterinary clinic:  http://www.denkaisanctuary.org/Veterinary_Services.html  - Serves Greeley and surrounding area

The Ladybug Fund Serves participating emergency clinics in northern Colorado:  www.theladybugfund.org  - Serves Northern Colorado

LAPS (League for Animals and People of Summit County):  http://www.summitlaps.com/index.php  - Serves Summit County (Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Heeney, Keystone, Montezuma, Silverthorne)

Nationwide Programs

American Humane Second Chance Fund - For rescue organizations and shelter professionals:  http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/shelter-services/second-chance-fund/

American Veterinary Charitable Fund - Application must be submitted by veterinarian, grants are available to AVCF members only: http://www.vccfund.org/about-vccf/

Banfield Charitable Trust HOPE Funds - Animal must be a patient at a Banfield Pet Hospital. Program funds vary from clinic to clinic, inquire within clinic.

Brown Dog Foundation  National assistance with life-sustaining prescription medications, other assistance in IA, IL and TN only:  http://www.browndogfoundation.org/prequal

The Big Hearts Fund provides for owners of pets diagnosed with heart disease and experiencing sudden and unexpected hardship: http://bigheartsfund.org/the-big-hearts-funds-policies-for-pet-owners/


The CareCap helps clients set up payment plans with their Veterinarians for a 1% fee.  Veterinary clinics must sign up for the service:  http://carecap.squarespace.com/thepetfund/for-pet-owners

Cats in Crisis provides grants for owners of cats suffering from kidney or thyroid disease or neurological disorders:  http://www.catsincrisis.org/Grants.html

Diabetic Cats in Need helps owners care for their diabetic cat.  https://www.facebook.com/DiabeticCatsInNeed/info?tab=overview

Dylan's Hearts Application must be submitted by veterinary office:  http://www.dylanshearts.com/

Frankie's Friends  Currently active in: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington:  http://www.frankiesfriends.org/apply-for-assistance

Friends and Vets Helping Pets:  http://friendsandvetshelpingpets.org/

God's Creatures Ministry Veterinary Charity Fund: http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html

The Gift of Sunshine The Gandalf Fund - Financial assistance for working or retired assistance dogs:  http://www.thegiftofsunshine.org/gandalf.html

Grey Muzzle Organization - For shelters and rescues, to help senior dogs:  http://www.greymuzzle.org/

Handicapped Pets Foundation - Donates mobility equipment.  This organization’s mission is simple: to provide disabled, injured, and elderly pets with wheelchairs. Its gift of mobility helps these pets stay active:  http://hpets.org/

Harley's Hope Foundation:  http://www.harleys-hopefoundation.org/services.html

Hope Mending Hearts Foundation:  http://www.hopemendinghearts.net/

Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals For rescue organizations and individual rescuers; urgent, non-routine veterinary care due to abuse and neglect for recently rescued animals:  http://www.isfoundation.com/ISFEmergencyMedicalGrant

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)  Guide, hearing or service dogs. Application must be submitted by veterinarian, grants are available to IAADP members only:  http://www.iaadp.org/VCP.html


Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation, This nonprofit organization focuses on raising awareness and funds for animals with cancer. When pet owners are unable to cover treatment themselves, the foundation can help with financial support:  http://joshualouis.org/index.html

The Magic Bullet Fund, For those financially unprepared to pay for their dog’s cancer treatment, this nonprofit aims to close the gap. Magic Bullet Fund will foot from $600 to $6,000 of the cost of canine cancer treatment:  http://themagicbulletfund.org/

The Mosby Foundation  NO EMERGENCY FUNDS. For dogs only.  Since 2003, this organization has been working to help neglected, sick, and abused dogs. Dog owners can apply to have procedures and treatments covered. However, the foundation cannot help with vet bills you’ve already incurred:  http://www.themosbyfoundation.org/what.html

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, This nonprofit organization was born out of the memory of two beloved dogs, Onyx and Breezy. Their memory lives on, helping other dogs live happy lives through funding for spay and neuter programs, rescuing animals from kill shelters, support for cancer research, and much more:  http://www.onyxandbreezy.org/

Paws 4 A CureThis organization helps cats and dogs regardless of breed, age, or diagnosis. Pet “parents” with a limited ability to pay for care may qualify for assistance with vet bills:  


Pet Assistance, Inc.  for personal pets with urgent veterinary needs.  Contact by phone at 860.355.7387 (Eastern Time) or email at getapet@gmail.com

The Pet Fund provides veterinary financial assistance to families in need:  http://www.thepetfund.com/

Pit Bulls Against Misinformation - For dogs only, not breed specific.  http://www.pitbulltruth.org/programs/our-veterinary-fund/

Red Flyer, The Handicapped Pets Community - Accepts used wheelchairs, refurbishes them and loans them at no charge to families of handicapped pets in need.  https://www.facebook.com/RedFlyers

Semper Fi Fund Tim & Sandy Day Canine Companions - The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.  https://semperfifund.org/how-we-help/assistance/

Veterinary Care Foundation - Application must be submitted by a member of the foundation.  http://www.vetcarefoundation.org/content.php?type=HOW


United States Department of Veteran Affairs, If you’re a veteran with a service dog, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs will cover the cost of veterinary care, along with any equipment related to the service that dog provides. Veterans Affairs doesn’t cover unrelated costs such as over-the-counter medications or flea treatmentshttps://www.prosthetics.va.gov/psas/Guide_And_Service_Dogs_Frequently_Asked_Questions_FAQS.asp#FAQ4

Websites with more listings:








Much of the information gathered is transcribed from websites, magazines, and other sources.  We do not make any guarantee about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information.  None of the authors, contributors, administrators or anyone else connected with Cat Care Society, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked to our document.  Any action you take upon the information on this document is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of our information.

Cat resources, from A to Z

Cat Care Society 5787 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80214 Call Us: (303) 239-9680

Get Directions