Financial Assistance

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A diagnosis of cancer is an emotional rollercoaster, and we are acutely aware that treatment options often carry a financial burden for the family as well.  While we do NOT provide financial support for individual pets, we offer the following resources to help you and your pet through the cancer journey.

We urge you to carefully research each source and its unique requirements and rules to assist with pet cancer treatment.   We post this information as a courtesy only and this list should not be considered an endorsement of any organization.

Always check with your own veterinarian as well as your local veterinary oncology specialty practice regarding financial assistance in your area.

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AlignCare improves access to veterinary care for underserved families. Visit website for more info:

Contact directly at: [email protected], (978) 653-0357 or Program for Pet Health Equity
Center for Behavioral Health Research
600 Henley Street, Suite 221
Knoxville, TN 37902.


Providing a one-time grant of money to help pay for life saving medical treatment for pets whose caring, responsible owners are not able to pay for the care that will bring their pet back to health due to low income, personal crisis or disaster. Payments will be made directly to the medical care provider. Grant applications are currently not being accepted. Visit website for more info: Western New York State only.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (585) 727-5142 or 900 Jefferson Rd #105, Rochester, NY 14623.

Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society

The Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society is a registered charity in Alberta, Canada that is devoted to making cancer treatment for pets a reality. The Lucky Moffat Memorial Fund (in loving memory of a very special dog), was developed by ACTSS to ensure that all pets, can receive cancer therapies, regardless of their owner’s income. The ACTSS is only able to serve residents in Alberta, Canada.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (780) 732‐3522 or P.O. Box 48012, Village Landing PO, St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 5V9.

Animal Medical Center’s The Buddy Fund

The Buddy Fund was established in 2006 to provide free or subsidized care for the treatment of cancer in animals, thereby keeping pets healthy and with their families throughout these difficult events. For many, the cost of cancer care can be prohibitively expensive, so this fund seeks to alleviate the financial burden by helping owners provide their pets with the finest veterinary care in the face of a serious illness.

Contact: (212) 838-8100 

Bow Wow Buddies Foundation

Provides grants to families who are unable to afford needed veterinary care Visit website for more info:

Brown Dog Foundation, Inc.

Offers financial assistance to families of pets with cancer that cannot afford the entire treatment in the US nationwide.

Canine Cancer Awareness

Canine Cancer Awareness is a tax-deductible non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options. Donations made to Canine Cancer Awareness are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

Contact directly at: 44 Devoe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

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 budget.

Contact directly at: (800) 677-0718 Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 9:00pm (EST), Saturday 10:00am – 6:30pm(EST).

Cats in Crisis

A  501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping cats and kittens with special medical needs receive the veterinary treatment they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (866) 420-8449 or 3947 W. Lincoln Hwy. #188, Downington PA 19335.

Compassion Animal Project

Compassion Animal Project is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance for life-saving treatments for pets and helps keep families together. Visit website for more info:

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CorgiAid is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial assistance to corgis and corgi mixes. We help out those who rescue corgis from shelters or other non-permanent homes, then foster them until a new home is found. Medical and other expenses for corgis can become high; CorgiAid gathers donations from those who want to help.

Contact directly at: [email protected].

Emmas Foundation for Canine Cancer

Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer will work to heighten canine cancer awareness, provide resources and to provide financial funding to pet owners who do not have the financial ability to pay for the canine cancer treatment of their beloved pet. Our focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of our canine friends, by assisting with financial support. New England and Florida Residents only.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (802) 598.1263 or (802) 598.3462 .

Fetch a Cure, Companions in Crisis

Provides financial assistance to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for pets diagnosed with cancer.  Serves ONLY the state of Virginia and Maryland.  Also see the Felicia Fund which provides assistance in Washington DC.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (804) 525-2193 or 5711 Staples Mill Road, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia 23228.

For the Love of Alex, Inc.

For The Love Of Alex Inc. provides emergency funding for life-saving veterinary care of low-income families.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (610) 866-ALEX (2539) or P.O. Box 4457, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Frankie’s Friends

Helping to save pets’ lives by providing grants to assist with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. Special funding may be made available to support the care of certified working dogs as well as rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife.

Contact directly at: (888) 465-PETS or 2950 Busch Lake Blvd, Tampa FL 33614.

Friends and Vets Helping Pets

Assists families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. Visit website for more info:

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Harley’s Hope

Financial assistance is offered as resources allow to assist with major or emergency veterinary care. Qualified candidates must complete the application and live in Colorado.

Contact directly at: (719) 495-6083 or PO Box 88146, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation

The JLACF has transitioned from a being a standalone foundation to partnering with Frankie’s Friends, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures and helping pets with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer.

Contact directly at: [email protected] or (201) 918-6962.

Karma Sue

KarmaSue’s mission is to provide education, counseling, and financial support to Coloradan families that have companion animals living with cancer in an effort to honor the human-animal connection.

Labrador Lifeline

Labrador Life Line, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) Not for Profit Organization created to help owners or rescuers of Labrador Retrievers who are in need of financial assistance. They provide assistance to purebred Labrador Retrievers residing in the USA only.

Land of Pure Gold

Promoting cancer awareness, providing cancer treatment grants for all breed working dogs and funding research in comparative oncology,

Contact directly at (410) 363-1434 or 3731 Greenway Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

My Pet Child

My Pet Child is a project where you can find a list of non-profit organizations and veterinary hospitals that offer financial support to pet owners who are facing financial difficulties. Contact directly at:

National Breed Clubs

If you have a specific breed of dog or cat, contact the National Club for that breed, sometimes these clubs offer a veterinary assistance fund.

Paws 4 A Cure

Paws 4 A Cure is a United States based all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance throughout the United States to those who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members. Paws 4 A Cure helps dogs and cats with all illnesses and injuries. Paws 4 A Cure does not discriminate against breed, age, or diagnosis. Please visit our Ask For Help page at: to read our guidelines and policies, if you meet the qualifications then apply for financial assistance.

The Pet Lifeline Program – Pet News Daily

Financial Aid for Pet Owners. Visit website for more info:

Pets of the Homeless

A national animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.

Red Rover

(formerly United Animal Nations)

The RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant program provides financial assistance, resources, and emotional support for pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations. The average grant is around $250, and is intended to fill a small gap in funding that is keeping an animal from care. This grant is unable to help with the cost of chemotherapy or radiation, though it may be able to assist with growth removal when those additional therapies are not needed. Please visit to review the program guidelines and submit an application if you believe your situation qualifies.

Rose’s Fund for Animals

Rose’s Fund recognizes that it takes more than love to save a life, and all animals deserve a chance. They will financially assist, to the best of their ability, pet owners and Good Samaritans who have an animal with a good prognosis for a healthy life, but are at a financial loss.

Contact directly at: [email protected] or (877) 505‐4234.

Shakespeare Animal Fund

Assistance offered to those residing in the Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe area. Offers assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below the federal poverty guidelines. It is a one-time grant.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (775) 342-7040 or P.O. Box 8201 Reno, NV 89507.

The Magic Bullet Fund

Magic Bullet Fund helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.

Contact directly at: [email protected], PO Box 149 Yorktown Heights NY 10598.

The Mosby Fund

The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to assist in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

The Onyx and Breezy Foundation

The Onyx and Breezy Foundation supports cancer research and assists animals in a variety of ways including medical treatment where hardship is present.

Contact directly at: [email protected] or PO Box 857
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987.

The Perseus Foundation

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The Pet Fund

The Pet Fund provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

Contact directly at: [email protected] or (916) 503-0550.

The Pie Fund

The Pie Fund was created to make quality veterinary care available to companion animals in the northeast when their people cannot otherwise afford it.  Focusing on pets with cancer located in NY, CT, and NJ, grants are made in cases where medical intervention has a good probability of increasing the length or quality of time that people and their animals have together, and where there is genuine financial need.

Contact directly at: [email protected], (203) 664-1531 or 11 Topstone Road, Redding, CT 06896.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

This is for Veterans who have service dogs, Title 38 Section 1714 enables veterans to ask their caseworkers to file VA Form 10-2641 in order to receive financial assistance for veterinary care of service animals. See question #4 when clicking on this link.

Contact directly at: 1-800-827-1000.

University of Georgia Annie’s Oncology Support Fund

Inspired great acts of love and heroism and to assure that those qualities live on by helping others fight this terrible disease and maintain a good quality of life for their beloved pets.

Contact directly at: [email protected], or (770) 682-4596 or 1021 Stone Mill Way, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.



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