Grant $$$ For Pet’s Surgery: Don’t Give Up

by Mary Haight on January 5, 2009

 

If you know where to look, there is free* money for your pets surgery!  Each of the organizations below has their own standards for granting funds.  Copy this and put it in your dog’s or cat’s file.  You will also find information on  non-surgical options if appropriate to your case.  Check your pet insurance policy if you have one–there are needs not covered.

In my other life as a board member at Lake Shore Animal Shelter, I’ve come across many surrendered dogs needing expensive surgery.  Last year, dogs came in with all manner of woes, many of which could have been avoided if treated early.  People simply could not afford to take their dog or  cat to a vet for regular check-ups.  Please pass this on to your friends–every little bit of information helps stem the tide of pets in need of re-homing.

1. Care Credit

2. Good Sam Fund

3. IMOM

4. Labrador Lifeline,

5. The Pet Fund (financial assistance page)

6. UN Animal Nations

7. For Paws Hospice

Check with all these places, and know that new organizations do spring up every now and then with grant $$$ for pets surgery, so don’t give up!

Update: Funds for Vet care Please see new post with updated information and new resources: http://www.dancingdogblog.com/2013/04/pet-health-care-what-to-do-when-you-cant-afford-vet-care/

ALSO – ALL comments asking for money need to be connected to a legitimate fundraising site or a Veterinarian’s animal hospital where funds will be collected to care for the animal in need. Caution against fraud: Never send money to an individual. 

 

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Sprinkles8876
Sprinkles8876

Ok! I adopt a very cute dog 5 years ago! Her name its sprinkles, I'm rescue her from the shelter in compell TX,I Don't know why her owner put in the the shelter,my soon and my adopt her, my soon was diagnostic 3 years ago with diabetes type 1,my world fall after that notice,he so brave now he love a healthy life and he depend of insuline,now my sprinkles have a same problem,I'm understand we r humans and I give everything to my soon ,and my sprinkles too,I don't know why sprinkles ex-owner put in the shelter like this,I'm spend a lot money on her ,but we love her a lot,now her have cataracts,sprinkles help to my soon understand his diabetic problem,they working together my soon feel so bad cuz her its blind now, I'm really need help to give back sprinkles vision and give my soon something to believe the diabetes soon have a cure,I just need help to owners of dogs and fathers take this problem serious!

KendraFaithMcElwee
KendraFaithMcElwee

I applied for a Loan of $30,000 for my son's hospital bills on Friday with Mr.Micheal Charles and today the money was paid out to my account Today.. am now happy now because he got me out of debt by giving me a loan those who needs loan should contact him now via: am.invest@hotmail.com for more info.

jesus36
jesus36

Hello everyone, My name is jesus my buddy chip needs his broken hip repaired. He is an older doberman pincher i rehomed from craigslist about for moths ago come to find out he was suffering from a broken hip, pretty sure the previous owner was aware of his condition and decided not to tell me but I would like to bring back happiness to my buddy chips life. By the looks of him when I first got him he was pretty beat up wound on his paw walking weird and worst was the look of sadness on his face which has changed since he's been with me but now it looks like his hip might have been fractured sometime in the past year, bad limp to his leg which now has finally took its toll. At first vet thought It could be something with his wound but after X-rays is when I got them bad new. Please help me give chip the happiness he needs he was probably abandoned or ran away and was abuseed or had some kind of ancient he been through enough old dog just want to live a chill life and love everyone around him and not ask for anything in return like most dogs, best friends to all of us. Thank you please donate and or share. Bless you all



https://www.gofundme.com/9zyg9kyk


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GabrielNavarro1

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oscar03
oscar03

I need help to get my dog hip check for an specialist.  Lili is a mix Chihuahua with Yorky she

slipped on the wet floor and continue running next she start limping I took her to Houston Human society and they said she was ok but now she doesn't move her leg and that leg leg is shrinking, I took her to couple Vets but they want to charge to check her first then the will refer me to specialist and I don't have money to do that , Do any budy can help me to find a specialist to check my dog and I don have to spent a fortune 

Naya Harris
Naya Harris

My dog Angel has suddenly caught blood cancer a month ago and in need for surgery all I am ask for is just $800 so my mom and I  can pay for her surgery, I am sixteen years old and  working full time now to support her surgery I am doing everything in my power to keep her here with me. I am fighting for her life as much as I can and that's difficult because im very late finding out she has the cancer and trouble with her  bills . So please just give what you can every little bit counts I will be very grateful. Thank you God bless    

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Naya Harris Please start a gofundme.com page and you can put the link to it here if still needed. I advise people to never give money to anyone without a crowdfunding page connection where identification is required. In a time crunch, people can always ask the vet to allow people to contribute to your fund via telephone using their credit cards. That way people can look up the clinic on line and call directly to verify the request is genuine. Thanks and best of luck for a good outcome.

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Invictus57
Invictus57

Our dog needed emergency surgery last night or be put to sleep and we are in desperate need of help with the hospital bill. She's only 3 and has helped our special needs son (an our family) in so many ways. Any help, assistance, guidance, sharing would mean the world to our family. Thank you.

https://www.gofundme.com/q7nrraa

tcurry1
tcurry1

please help with a wonderful loving dog that has been part of the family for 8 years he needs a blood transfusion or he is going to pass away it is breaking my heart he has been my best friend and companion could someone out there help if any one knows where i can get help call me at 941-613--9059

RalphsMommy66
RalphsMommy66

Little Ralph is my much loved baby boy Boston Terrier. He is so loved by everyone who meets him. He is my baby and has a lot of life in him. Sadly, he has developed cataracts. He is quickly losing his eyesight and desperately needs cataract surgery. I don't have the needed to provide this necessary surgery and have no choice other than to ask for help. I am praying that I am able to raise the much needed $4,500.00 needed for this procedure. I am praying that somehow I can raise this amount. Unfortunately my vet does not do this surgery, none of the vets in the area do. I must take him to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They have a wonderful small animal surgical unit/clinic where they perform this procedure. I want to thank you in advance for any help I can get on Ralph's behalf. 


AutumnBreimon
AutumnBreimon

My name is autumn .my Boston terrier is 9 months old .he is not my dog I am not his owner ,but I am his mother and he is my child .from mistakes I made in my past I lost my kids to cps and because of my addiction I let them get adopted .I regret it every day and hurt for so long over it I still hurt .I have been clean 2 yes now and 7 months ago I got dabs and he has gotten me threw this .he has given me a reason to live .and I love him with all that I have .a month ago I took him to get his hernia fixed and during ruined blood work .high liver enzymes were discovered .they put of sugary for further testing. With further blood tests which cost me near $200 .it was found his liver was not processing nutrients and protein right. Basically his liver was shown to not be at its best but I was still optimistic cuz he's so young .a day later he bagan to vomit and it has mit stopped since ,it's been a month but he still had an appetite just threw up once or twice a day . I paid for an ultrasound with was about$ 600. And found he had a small liver and fluid in his abdomen .out of three vet clinics no one can give me a treatment plan cuz they don't no why his liver is small without a cat scan to prove the liver shunt theory. The last couple days he has progressively gotten worse o made an appointment for a cat scan but after that I'm broke till next month and he is not eating now and this morning I woke up to take him potty and he can't walk he tries to and wobbles and falls over .I think he's dying and I don't no what to do .his appointment is on the 7th if I take him to an emergency place they will need money up front

romerofont
romerofont

7 years ago I paid over $6k for my Lhasa also back surgery. Now my cairn terrier who we adopted 3 years ago is in need of back surgery due to a horrible attack from one of our dogs, who we have to give away. We need help, we can't even afford to have an MRI done.

Help Nino
Help Nino

My dogs name is Nino.he is in desperate need of back.surgery.the vers say he has a good quality of life if we can pay for the surgery.he has herniated disks that have compressed.he is on steriids and relaxers and pain meds.we rescued him off the A's treets of miami..and its possible he was abused before we rescued him.he is still so.full of life..vut all.I keep.being told is..if you give him u poo.we.will.help..or to put him downwhat?no way.we have set up.a gofund.com/help nino walk again. But so far have only raised five dollars.we need to raise between 3to 5 thousand..which is like a million to.us.I am willing to work in return for help with my Nino.I am a hard worker..please help in anyway..any doctors in south florida that may be willing to help..any information..ANYTHING..please.gofundme.com/help nino walk again..thank you.love nino and Stephanie and Angel

mercedestiffany
mercedestiffany

My dog had the same their is laser treatment therapy my dog that I was told would NEVER walk again w/out surgery has NOT ONLY been walking but running and playing with his sibling dogs for Years now, happened when he turned 5, this August he turned 11. Find my posts on YouTube where I have more info, search "dachshund beagle mix walks after ruptured disc. Hope this helps, God bless.

LilBitsMommy
LilBitsMommy

Hi my name is Alexis and I'm in search of help for my dog. Money is tight right now I just lost my mom a month ago and she had no life insurance. Then my dog was ran over by a car. The people didn't even stop. He's a relatively small dog. He was so lucky to live but he is now in need of surgery. Surgery that I can not afford right now. I'm only 19 and have never had anything like this happen to me. This was my moms dog and I don't want anything to happen to him. I have created a go fund me account but unfortunately no luck. The vet told me he needs a FHO surgery. They said he would be able to recover and walk fine two weeks after surgery. BUT they will not touch him with out the payment in full! The only help they could offer is credit based and me being 19 I have no credit. So I can not receive any help and I'm running out of time and options. I don't know what to do. Someone please help me! https://www.gofundme.com/bgbh5n3g

mercedestiffany
mercedestiffany

Have you tried Catholic Charities, not sure if they help for dogs, but worth a try, I wish I had the money to help you. Don't GIVE UP, pray and remain in faith, God hears you and knows what you need, cast your worries on him, give them to him and watch a miracle take place friend.

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@mar2015 You'll need to revise that gofundme -- I don't think you'll get one donation off that very minimal bit of information. Read what others write and look for successful fundraisers. Model your page after theirs, and give a lot more background on the problem, why you're asking for other people's money, what job you have if any, etc. Use more photographs, too.

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AlexandriaCaldwell
AlexandriaCaldwell

This poor dog got hit by a car and is fighting for her life. Sadly, the driver didn't even stop. The family is trying to raise enough money to save her life, as they can't afford the the vet bills.  


Please share and give if you can.  gofundme.com/wn89y3tb





StaceyLynnDeans
StaceyLynnDeans

Please donate to help Maka fight cancer. Link is on previous post. Thank u and god bless.

Danafogle
Danafogle

I'm in need of of funding for my pitbull tank he resently all of a sudden lost the use of his back legs he is 5 1/2 years old took to vet dropped all the money I had on him for them to tell me there's nothing left for them to do he has feeling in his back legs he just can't walk this happened with in a 9 hour day while I was at work they had him on predezone and some other meds now he is sicker than can be lost a lot of weight and muscle I also took him to the chiropractor several time and that actually got him to be able to Stand then got sick they did blood work and exrays and nothing has came up in any of I'm just at a loss of hope and everything I've been threw one hell off month and I'm at the mercy for help in making my little buddy alright cause I don't no if I will be able to handle it I just lost my Bestfriend murders my grandpa 4 days after my Bestfriend and now my dog I am a very hard worker and know many of trades. So if there's away I could repay you in labor or anything I'm begging my name is Dana and my number is (619)244-5550 I just don't no what to do or where to go to find funding I gave up everything for him I'm currently staying in a motorhome in my parents yard so instead of paying rent I can spend all that money on him sacrificed a lot but he is everything to me and and has helped me get threw all of these tragic losses I love you all and hope someone sees this that cares cause I know if I had money I would do the same thing for the less fortunate piece love and God bless you all

LaurieBeecham
LaurieBeecham

my cay is in dying need of surgery for a tumor on his stomache...im on a fixed income and going pay check to pay check each month if theres any one out there that can find it in your heart to help me save my cat my companion my best friend please help me save him....please please help..my number is 619[646-9101

TerriMontgomery
TerriMontgomery

PRECIOUS SHIH-TZU NEEDS A TUMOR REMOVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!  Hello, our Shih-Tzu Charlie is part of the family.  He is a wonderful, devoted, affectionate, energetic, and charismatic dog.  He is 10 years old.  Our last Shih-Tzu lived to be 17 years old so he potentially has many years to be our companion and part of our family.  I had noticed that he had a hard lump near his groin.  I went to the vet and they used a hollow needle to remove tissue for the tumor so they could analyze the cells on slides.  They found elongated cells which apparently aren't good to see.  The tumor is harder than they would like as well.  The vet said he needs to have the tumor removed as soon as possible.  Unfortunately we are struggling right now due to job loss and health issues.  We are hoping you will help us get his surgery.  We will pay it forward when we can.  We are good people in a bad spot and we're reaching out to you.  Thank you for any help you can give.  Sincerely,  Terri

https://www.youcaring.com/help-our-precious-shih-tzu-charlie-get-his-tumor-removed-444509

Eriicaarce
Eriicaarce

First the vet told me that it would cost around $250.00 to remove my puppies foxtail that's stuck in his paw... He took a good look at it and told me he would need a lot more to it. So from $250 now we are looking at $650... Yikes I can't afford that and I don't want to give him away we just got him for my son who's autistic. Please help us...

Eriicaarce
Eriicaarce

Hi, we just got my son who's autistic a puppy! He is so excited to have a companion and so are we. They both get along so well which is great for my son. The person that I bought the puppy from told me he is up to date on his shots and that he s been checked by a veterinarian recently. Last night before I picked up our new puppy I had he get groomed first and when I went to go pick him up the lady that works there told me that the puppy has a foxtail stuck in his paw an that we should get that checked asap! I called and to make him an appointment for surgery and they told us that we are looking around $250.00. The problem is we just spent a lot of money buying our puppy stuff for our home so that he can be comptoable. We don't have $250.00 right now!! Please can someone please help us..

Arlykat
Arlykat

A woman generally has small hands. I have personally sat down with my dig laying down and carefully spread each toe out and put my pinkie finger between tie and carefully moved finger around feeling for the foxtail that will just feel like a few strands of hay together in thickness. I slowly and carefully felt between each toe until I felt the hard piece if weed basically. You have to put your pinkie in as far as you can and gently feel all sides of spread toe. When you feel the foxtail that has to come out press the tip of your finger against it and slowly start trying to slide it toward the opening between the toes. You will definitely feel it and know when it starts moving toward the open space where you keep pressure on it and keep little by little sliding it tiward the open space. When it gets close to the opening you can try two fingers and take hold of any part of the foxglove and pull it out. It's not like a sliver deeply imbedded in the skin. Only the sharp tip on the end sticks against the skin. You don't need any tool, once you get to where you can see the wider ends of the weed if you can't keep pulling it tiward opening until it comes out then carefully use tweezers to just grab parts of the spread apart end of the weed and pull it out. Try VERY hard not to grab any dig hair with tweezers. You can get it out. It's about 1/3rd to 1/1 inch long- sharp tip is furthest in tiward skin. You need no operation. Just be gentle with small fingers. After you get it out check for more between each toe. Use your baby finger even sideways and gently push your finger tip past the toe joint you'll feel between the toes. It can be lodged past the bone joint you'll feel. You can gently work it out. Again, they don't imbed itself deep into the skin. 3/4s of the piece of weed is just laying between toe. Very small sharp tip presses against skin and its sharpness hurts when weight is put on standing up. Feel deep between every toe to be sure you find any that may be there. You can find more than one inside one spread apart toe. The vet is totally ripping you off. That's how you them out from deep between toes. If it's in their nose take a half mouthful of warm Freska and slowish blow Aida into nostrils while holding snout to keep from moving. Just walk up to dog don't make a scary deal over anything take about our lips to nostrils and not suoer hard but in one breath blow soda into nostrils at same time. Dog should not be laying in side. Suds will bubble and make dug sneeze a lot and between the sneezing and bubbling of soda the foxtail will get blown out by the dog. Can be standing up. Just not laying in side. Just be careful in all I've told you but really feel around deep between toes and insides of toes. Good luck. Talk to dog if they are scared. Do not stop until you're sure you got all foxtails out from between toes.

deerchic2
deerchic2

Please help me, I have a boxer who just turned 7 and needs urgent surgery for a perineal hernia. I am disabled and on a fixed income. I have a go fund me going on right now to raise money for the surgery. Please help me, it's urgent....

Sandrasoriano
Sandrasoriano

I need help with my English bulldog 6yrs old he has a lump on his side I did take him to vet for a check up and set of shots I have noticed it is growing and at the moment I cannot afford to pay for his treant ment iam having issues my self with medical problems I am diagnosed with MS and currently not working due to my disability any one who can help me please I am scared of losing my best friend

jsullivan1009
jsullivan1009

Hello. I'm currently a veterinarian technician. About two weeks ago, a client of ours decided to surrender their dog because he got hit by a car a week prior to that and they couldn't afford treatment. He hurt his hind leg and is in pain. We have been keeping him on medication, but he needs to get surgery done. We did do some radiographs, My boss thinks he hurt his cruciate ligament. He only cries when he first stands up, and sometimes puts weight on his leg. But he is still limping overall. I really care for him and really need help raising the money. I do not want him to suffer anymore than he already is. I'm also still in school and working full time. I have been watching Tank for a couple of days now, and I love him so much. He's an amazing dog. I just want him to feel better and live a normal life. I'm still waiting to hear back about how much the surgery will cost. 


Please help me! I will do anything for this dog, but money seems to be my enemy right now. 

Headlock
Headlock

I havela small mixed dog named chippy. She has a uti and has been peeing blood for awhile. I need to take her to the vet and get her the right treatment before it gets worst. Please help me I ha e no money and my dog means the world to me. HELP PLEASE?? My vet I use is Blue Cross Vet Montclair

ca (909)6212989

HQUINN
HQUINN

Hello, I found his site to ask for help to pay for my dog's chest x-rays; he's been coughing a lot the past few months and it's getting worse.

I took him into a vet clinic and paid $130 for an exam, an anti-inflammatory and an antibiotic, which he took both until gone and it's still getting worse. Full blood panel ran and they said it came back normal, so the next step would be chest x-rays.

Here is my problem.. we are in the middle of moving and I am not currently working and can't start looking for another month - otherwise I wouldn't ask for help. The second problem I have is worse, and that is my husband hates my dogs... he sees this as an opportunity for them to die and be out of his life.. after I spent the $130, it caused a huge fight and he told me he's not paying for any help my dog needs..so he's not going to help me and I'm afraid that if I don't get x-rays soon, it may cause permanent damage or worse, he may die of something that's treatable.

There is a vet clinic I would take them to (hey haven't been yet because I can't pay for any vet bill) they gave me a rough estimate of $362.00 for exam and x-rays, but that doesn't cover what may come after that. I can't pay this my husband will flip out to say the least.. the vet I would be going to take them to is

VCA Apache Animal Hospital

1700 S hwy 92 Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

I have not taken them here yet, but based on this estimate, this is what I have to go by. So, if anyone could help me, I would really appreciate it.

-Heather

Lourdes Flow
Lourdes Flow

Can't stop crying. Please someone with a compassionate heart help me please :'( :'(

Lourdes Flow
Lourdes Flow

Doctors are located on 18 E Kingsbridge Rd in the Bronx NY. At Armorydogcathospital.com. Please help my Schatzie Wis. I could not live without him :'(

Petunia 69
Petunia 69

This is patunia my little pug she only 3 years old she is my everything I really need help for her serjury she has cancer and no insurance willing to work with me

Lourdes Flow
Lourdes Flow

So sorry Petunia about your dog. Im also with a broken heart and with many thoughts going on my mind . My Lhasa Apso dog name SCHATZIE is my baby for the past 11 years and all of a sudden we noticed a big lump on his penis He's feeling down but still showing mommy his affection and at times he'll do cute thinks to make me forget about whats going on with him :'(. Im feeling so sad and waiting for his blood results. Im praying that someone comes up with some kind of suggestions or any kind of help. My heart is broken. Feeling more depressed and like im dying each and every second. My schatzie is my life and the child I never had. Please someone HELP 💔 :'(

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Lourdes Flow Please provide the cost of the operation and the phone number at the clinic, what your financial contribution will be, and what you have done to date to raise or borrow money.

Also start a GoFundMe.com or some other platform to directly reach crowdfunders. It's another way to help yourself get your dog medical help as quickly as possible. 

Thanks for sharing your dog's situation here, and I hope you can get the assistance you need quickly.

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MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Petunia 69 Please see my response to Lourdes Flow and follow those suggestions.

Best of luck to you and your pug...too young for such problems.

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Lourdes Flow
Lourdes Flow

Thanks Mary for your support and advices. The cost of the surgery for my Schatzie Wisniewski is $ 2,000.00 and their phone number is (718) 367-4350. Last thursday I had spent close to $ 400.00 for his blood work and his X Rays. Financially we are doing real bad, after my Rent, my utilities bills and our medications, my financial contribution is less than $ 500.00. That is why Im begging for help cause my husband and I have a bad health issues and a very low income. Our beautiful Lhasa Apso is our happiness and motivation and the child I never had. I haven't yet started a Fund Raise cause I dont know how to do it, but mostly cause I had been busy with my schatzie and also trying to cope with my bad depression that have gone to the top level. My heart is broken and I cannot stop from crying everytime I see my Schatzie feeling down and sick. Thanks again Mary for your reply and support. Blessings. :'(

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