First off, I apologize if this topic has already been covered, but this was a big issue for me in the treatment of my dog, whose vet bills were very high.

There's a company called CareCredit http://www.carecredit.com/ that you can apply to for a line of credit for medical bills, including vet bills. I found out about it from a flyer at my vet's office. I think your vet has to be a participant in their network. You can either call your vet to find out, or, if you apply online, they have a look up feature to find participating doctors. It's on the up and up - I used it to pay part of my dog's bills. I took out a plan where I have 6 months to pay off the bill with no interest.

You may still decide that the cost is more than you can afford, but this is an option.  

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I found this on facebook.  What a wonderful list for someone to compile and share!  I’m sure that each group or organization has their own guidelines for approving assistance, so it’s a good idea to get familiar with them before a need arises.


Not only is this list invaluable to those who need help, but it is also a great source of worthy causes for us to donate to (if we can) in memory of our angels.


Link to fb page: 



Angels 4 Animals
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."

Care Credit
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
"With a comprehensive range of plan options, for
treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
"Seniors, People with disabilities, People who
have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten - any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion."

The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3
organization that provides financial assistance to cat and
kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save
their companions when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.

God's Creatures Ministry
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."

"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor."

IMOM (In Memory Of Magic)
"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."

The Pet Fund
"The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that
provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need
urgent veterinary care."

United Animal Nations
"The mission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require
specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve
Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens
and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care."

UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills

"Most of us can cope with the financial commitment involved in the
day to day care of our pets. However, how many of us come out in a
cold sweat when our pet is ill or injured and we know we have to take
it to the vet? Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford
it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately
we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there
are a few charities who may be able to help."

Other Groups That are Breed or Injury Specific:

Corgi Aid

Doberman Aid

It's for special needs and senior dobermans who need medical help.You can donate to help them, or have them put your dobie up there if you need help too!!


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We dont have anything like that in Australia  what a wonderful idea

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where did u get yr insurance thru jen?

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RSPCA Pet Insurance  20% of your policy is  donated to the RSPCA animal shelters

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thanx will look into that. i didnt know we had pet insurance....im a bit of a dumbnut hey? lol

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l only learnt about it  after bubby passed and as  l stated 5,000 in vet bills in 6 months really hurt l am not exagerating we ate 2 minute noodles for dinner for a month , l cant even look at them anymore lol

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I used carecredit  for both my Lab Bogie and my Jack Russell Jack, Bogie had a kidney removed and Jack had leg surgery.  It was a great way to be able to afford their needed surgeries and I even got 12 months interest free.  You can also use this for medical or dental bills for people too.
Barbara Lyngarkos
My Beloved Ted 8/7/2005 - 7/7/10
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I used carecredit for my grandsons dental work, and amazingly, there was some left to treat my animals. It was a godsend, and they are affordable with low interest rates. I recommend it highly!
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thank you for sharing this! I had just paid off my credit care bill and had to reuse it for an emergency. FYI if you pay off your bill and need to reuse your card, they WILL over you a promotional rate, even though you are an existing customer. I was able to get 18 mos no interest which really helps!

I just spent $2100 on my 5 rescue kitties, and still have to get two fixed and may have to put down my oldest rescue kitty. It's devastating and very costly. I cleaned out my savings and am struggling with the fact I might have to make sacrifices, not in my babies' favor. I found out one has FIV, and thought I would have to put her down due to lack of resources and funds. Luckily, I am adopting her out after I pay for her to get spayed.

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      Lots of people have pets that they love and care about. So, what do you do when that pet has an emergency and needs to make a trip to vet? Going to the vet can be a massive expense, particularly if you were not ready for the additional expense. Luckily, a payday advance may help you pay for the visit. You can repay it on your next paycheck, so make sure your pet is taken care of. 

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I completely agree with you
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I read so much about owners not able to take their pets to their vets to get annual checkup and necessary shots.  I found this company (is not insurance) but a discount plan to help pay your bills.  It is only $99/yr.  cheaper for cats and huge discount for multiple pet family. You get 25% off your office visits & exams, vaccines & shots, elective procedures (e.g., dental care), surgery (e.g., spaying & neutering, emergency surgery) and 50% of supplies and pet products.  I tried it and saved me $50 on a quick visit for my dog who wasn't feeling well.

This is where I found the link http://www.petinsurancecoverage.net/pet-vet-care-too-expensive/ to the company who provide this service.  Good Luck

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Hello everyone - we recently launched PetChance.org.  It's a non-profit crowdfunding site that exists to help pet owners raise money to help with pet medical bills.  http://www.petchance.org

There's a contact form there you can use if you have any questions, or you can email me through this forum.  

Thanks - Joe from Pet Chance
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l cant even look at them anymore lol

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