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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178 comments
Ozzy2006
Ozzy2006

Hello.

We have a Boston Terrier,OZZY, Very loving and a great personality, Just recently He has been having lots of problems with ear infections. He is in a lot of pain, we have been taking him in and the Meds are keeping him at ease, He scratches til his ear bleeds, He is totally packed and infected with a bad ear infection that completely closes his ear canal he has had ear packing and rimadyl, so far so good, I am told he will need Surgery, Which I cannot afford! I love my little Baby,, He is 9 years old I am very Heartbroken because I can not afford his Surgery that will cost 4,000.00..I am wondering If there is any way of helping with funding?. I just started a new job,working only part-time,, and he is in pain, he scratches til he bleeds and my heart is aching... Can anyone please help or direct me to another source that can help me? I am so worried for my little baby,, I can afford to ease his pain..I just need someone's advice and Support ..Thank You and God Bless!! Love my little guy just need help Please! I would Greatly Appreciate it!! and Ozzy too!!!

VirellaBill
VirellaBill

This is a recent photo of her. As you can see she needs help!!

VirellaBill
VirellaBill

My name is William Virella and this is my girl Venus. About a week ago my girl became very ill and me and my wife took her to the vet. We were sent home with the usual pain meds and antibiotics and told to come back in a week. She got progressively worse and went back. We were told that she needed to see a specialist for her condition. Financially we were able to afford a couple of days at the specialist animal hospital but now are in a dilemma because times almost up and we have no more money to help her. She is waiting on some tests that take anywhere from 5-7days to come back. We don't have the money to pay for hospitalization till then and if there is a prognosis that is curable we won't have money to save her. I am writing this plea for help as a last resort. We love are girl very much as others who post for help do as well. We need help to save her!! Please if you can help us to save her. She is my heart and loving and kind soul who loves everyone she meets. She is sweet and loving to all and I only ask for the chance to save her. She is so special to us more than words can say. Thank you and God bless. Bilbo872@aol.com

dvlaboda
dvlaboda

Please Help! On July 31. 2014 my cat Sweetie had surgery on her front right leg, for a fracture of the distal and ulna. The x-rays taken on October 21, 2014 revealed the plate that was implanted broke.


She now needs a second surgery to remove and replace the broken plate. I was told that her bone will have to be shaved down and, she will need a bone graft.It has been heart wrenching to see her limping day after day, she is no longer very active. It is clear to me that she is in pain. Please Help!
 This is the link to her crowd funding www.loveanimals.org/maria-s-cat-needs-surgery.htmlThank you for reading this post. 

KimmyW
KimmyW

HELP!! My 2 year old French Bulldog had to have emergency surgery last Saturday night. Please check out my page so we can get this little girl home and comfortable!

http://www.gofundme.com/orpcjo

FernandoZambrano
FernandoZambrano

Hello! this is my dog, my best friend Dana, she needs a mammary tumor surgery, I have a short video where explains the whole situation!, we already have 23% of the money needed in just 3 days!! thanks everyone!

There are  rewards to the ones that donate, they're simple and humble but we do it from the bottom of our hearts.

I cant let Dana down, she and her daughter brought light and harmony to our home in difficult times.


The video and the description are here! ... thanks!! :D


http://gogetfunding.com/project/dana-s-mammary-tumor-surgery



jemathews
jemathews

I am begging for help for my German Shepherd, Diamond. She is 10 yrs old and she is my service animal. I never had her fixed the Bath animal hospital thinks she has pyometra. She has been in heat for 4 weeks, I noticed she could have a possible UTI and bad ordor. She has stopped eating but she is drinking alot. She's on antibiotics and a tummy med. I spent my mortgage already and I'm legally blind. Diamond isn't just a service animal she's my best friend. Bath/Brunswick animal hospital in Brunswick, Maine said, they could do her surgery on Friday. Please I'm begging anyone who will help me. She's in pref edit health other wise. I can't be with out her.

Thank you in advance.

Joyce Mathews and Diamond Ashby

jemathews@yahoo.com

207-208-0930

pleasehelpmydog
pleasehelpmydog

PLEASE HELP!! My dog, who I've found and rescued from the streets, has a large lump growing rapidly from under her arm. We do not have any money to help with the cost of her surgery, if you can, please help donate so we can get her lump removed. It breaks my heart that my poor dog is in pain from this lump (she has a hard time walking and breathing) so if you can please spare any amount, that would be wonderful. https://www.gofundme.com/pleasesavepeanut

kelly2girl
kelly2girl

I am writing this on behalf of a friend of mine that i haven't heard from in a while. he has a toy poodle named vinnie who is about 8 months old. He said that he rushed him to a clinic because he hurt himself.  It is midnight here so he called me to tell me that vinnie broke his leg in 2 places  and need surgery within 72 hours. I found this on line so I am writing this on Vinnies behalf. I know that his owner is struggling , retired and panic because he does not have what one vet said 3500 and another said 2000.00,  either way  the dog need to have this done soon . First thing in the morning, Rick ( vinnies owner)  will have to make a decision. I cannot help but if there is someone  out there that can , his number is 248-229-7001. This dog is in serious trouble and he is so delicate,  



OscarMQ
OscarMQ

Hello, my name is Susan. Please help my dog Oscar (Pug) who is 8 month old and just broke his femoral head bone (hip). The vet said a FHO surgery needs to be done as soon as possible. But I cannot afford the cost of the surgery and post-care. Anyone of you could help me out a little would be very appreciated. Page Link_http://www.gofundme.com/nb5x38

t0uch007
t0uch007

Hello my name is Debra Woods, I have my Jack Russell who is fourteen years of age. She is having eye problems (cataracts). I have no money for the surgery for her eyes. I am divorced and have been looking for a full time job now for two years. My dog has always been to the vet for everthing and for a time I could afford it but now I can't. I need help for this surgery which could cost up to $3200.00. I don't have my credit card any longer because I can barely pay my mortgage and keep utilities on. My dog is the love of my life. My vet says she is very good health since I have had many surgeries done in the past on her for growths. I have four dogs at home all little. I am so worried about how I am going to take care of them medically. If anyone could please help me I would be forever grateful. I want my dog to be with me as long as possible. She and the others are all I have left. My world has just crumbled around me for my mother died and my marriage ended all at the same time. If I did not have my dogs I don't think I would have made it this far. I contacted an eye surgeon in Birmingham Alabama that was made by my vet to take her. But I can't. If someone out their can help please let me know. You don't have to give me the money you can contact the Doctor in Birmingham. I can give you their name and number.I just want my baby to see again. She is not completely blind yet but time is crucial. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! My dogs name is Abbey and I have had her since she was a baby. My number is 256-283-1275.

velmajmartinez
velmajmartinez

Hello my name is Velma and i am looking for help for my 7 month old Maltese bichon that was struck by a car.  he needs surgery on his hind leg or they want to amputate it.  i don't have the funds to do it and i don't want to amputate his lil foot after working so hard to bring him back to life.  they wanted to euthanize him and i couldn't let them do it.  if there is anyone out there that can help, please... my contact number is 8324958567

LeahJanine
LeahJanine

Please help my poor baby girl get her surgery. My Nova is 1 years old and tore her cruciate ligament. Vet said if she doesn't get surgery its a lifetime filled with medications and arthritis :(. Anything helps, she send hugs and kisses!  http://www.gofundme.com/mdfz9g

401-280-0827

lbo789@aol.com 

Surgery is at the North Kingstown Animal Hospital in North Kingstown, RI on March 4th and is between $1800-$2000. I wish i had the funds to do it on my own but i don't. Thanks for the help, god bless.

TheresaPressimone
TheresaPressimone

Please help Thelma! She needs to have her cruciate ligament repaired. It was damaged while she was running through the yard fending off African killer bees.  http://www.gofundme.com/k8hz7w   or you can donate directly to her vet at 702-407-8311

retta328
retta328

Here is our girl Izzy, its hard to believe she is only 8 months old, she is a big girl already and I very strong.  I think that is what keeps her going, she puts all her weight on the right rear leg, but some days too much activity is too much for her.  She tries so hard to keep up with her brother and sisters.

DominiqueRoy
DominiqueRoy

Yesterday, I found out that my dog Zeus needs $7000 of surgery to repair cruciate ligament ruptures in both of his back legs. I have had him since he was eight weeks old, and he is now almost a year old. I love him very much and do not want to give him up or watch him suffer. His condition is deteriorating quickly and he is already having trouble walking and getting on and off the couch. He wants to play and watches us go for runs but cannot join us because his injury could get worse. The veterinarian recorded him as lame in both legs, but I don't want to give up on him because surgery is an option. As a college student, I do not have access to these funds, so I need your help to help Zeus. Any donation brings him closer to the surgery he needs to feel better again. Thank you for your support. http://www.gofundme.com/Savezeus1

DominiqueRoy
DominiqueRoy

Hi my name is Dominique Roy and Yesterday, I found out that my dog Zeus needs $7000 of surgery to repair cruciate ligament ruptures in both of his back legs. I have had him since he was eight weeks old, and he is now almost a year old. I love him very much and do not want to give him up or watch him suffer. His condition is deteriorating quickly and he is already having trouble walking and getting on and off the couch. He wants to play and watches us go for runs but cannot join us because his injury could get worse. The veterinarian recorded him as lame in both legs, but I don't want to give up on him because surgery is an option. As a college student, I do not have access to these funds, so I need your help to help Zeus. Any donation brings him closer to the surgery he needs to feel better again. Thank you for your support.

Janet zamudio
Janet zamudio

My name is Janet zamudio and I have a 7 year old pit bull and his eye is turning white I don't know what to do I think about it every day I just can't believe this is happening to my best friend in the world I'm super sad and I cry because I can't picture life with out him or him being blind poor of my doggy his name is( cupid ) he means the world to me and it will really mean the world to me if some one can help me please I feel like all I can do is pray for him I don't have the money to help my best friend cupid can some one please help me please

clydechips
clydechips

hello, my name is Robin and lm on a low fixed income,l have a family dog who is in need of surgery,She has a rectal tumor that needs to be remove this is my 78 year old mothers dog who lm helping to try get help for the dog we need 1000.00 for everything blood work,chest xrays.the operating room and medications the the dog nedd please help us, you can send me a message to my e-mail which is clydechips@verizon.net goodbless you all who will try and help us A.S.A.P. Thank you,Robin

LorieSturgillElswick
LorieSturgillElswick

http://www.gofundme.com/ggsvrw


this is for gigi. her human mom died, and she needs some dental work. I have saved a little bit, so I do not needs as much as is posted.  Thank you so much for any help. she appreciates it. If someone wants to see records I am more than happy to show you. 

RosieDiaz
RosieDiaz

To late my dog got put down vets.now s days are just in it for the money poor dog he was just a baby

tankmaximus
tankmaximus

Hello can someone please help pay for tanks surgery or tell me places that I can go to get help please. Fundly.com/help-fund-tanks-surgery

Gigigurl831
Gigigurl831

Hi. 

I don't know if this is an option for too many, but thought I'd post it anyway... I was just in Mexico, a place called Rocky Point ( aka Puerto Penasco). It is near the Sea of Cortez and just a couple of hours across the AZ/USA/ Mexico border. While I was there I was told that the Vet care is about a 1/3 of that of what we pay here. 

An American woman, who has lived in this very Americanized city for a couple of years, told me that her dog had had ACL surgery for $500 in Mexico and that in the States they wanted more than $2000 for the same surgery. The surgery went well and her dog has made a full recovery.  Maybe for those who are close enough, this could be an option. I'm sure that this is the case in many cities in Mexico.

For the record: we drove from San Diego to this town and it took about 8 hours. From Phoenix it's 4 hours. 

Good luck to you all. I"m facing a surgery that requires removing my dog's eye, and I've no idea how I'm going to pay for it. I may go back to Mexico. 

Annette Zamorano
Annette Zamorano

My dog Chihuahuahe needs surgery has a big bump under his neck we think it's a abscess it is purple been two weeks unemployed need help

tonismcdougald
tonismcdougald

Hello please go to give forward.com and search "Help Save Bane", my boy is only 10 months and needs surgery to correct a liver shunt thank you for your prayers and donations.

http://gfwd.at/1ACwRvk this link should take you to the page or you can search " Help Save Bane"

butterflize
butterflize

Hi my name is Anna. Im asking for help to pay for my cats surgery. She has a mammory gland tumor and needs to get it removed in 2 weeks. She is my first fur baby and has always been healthy so i was not expecting this. I love her so much! I have my own share of health problems and right now I am on disability with no extra money to spare plus I have my two kids. We are all looking for stuff to sell to make some money and even my kids have offered to sell some of their toys lol! We love her so much and any little bit of help is appreciated. My gofund link is: http://www.gofundme.com/helpforKC

SnephanieH
SnephanieH

Hello my name is Stephanie! I have a kitten that needs his eye removed and I am trying to raise money for his surgery. I rescued him off the street when he was one month old and he's had glaucoma ever since I rescued him. He's 6 months old now and needs the eye taken out. I've gotten $800 from the $1225 I've raised and I've already spent that much on vet bills and medicine for him. his gofundme is http://gofundme.com/JakesEyeball any amount or a share of this link even helps! Thanks you.

caitylou
caitylou

hi my name is Caitlin and I have a Chihuahua who is new to the family. she is just a baby and she took a tumble down some stairs and broke her elbow. its right in the joint and we need a special surgeon to do the surgery. it is going to cost 2500 and we have no way of paying for that. I have applied for care credit myself and jointly and got denied both times me and my fiancé tried to apply for a loan but we wont know for a few days and she needs the surgery asap. if I cant get the money I will have to give her up and I really don't want to do that. I was interested in the fund me thing but I dont think I would have enough time since I only have like 3 days. does anyone know of anything I can do im at a loss and devastated please anything will help!?

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@caitylou Unless you can get a loan on the equity in your car or get a personal loan from sites like Prosper.com, or have your relatives, friends and colleagues at work chip in to help you, it's a difficult thing to do when accidents happen. You might suggest to the vet that if they would take automatic payments on your credit card you will start a gofundme, get a part time job (and go try that right now), as long as you have a credit card that is not maxed. Check Credit Karma and see what your creditworthiness profile looks like. 


You can also call around to other vets to see if they have payment plans that are not CARE Credit related then see if you qualify. Best of all luck on this.

kguzman
kguzman

Hi my name is karen and i have a 7year old poodle named puppy. He is my sweet little angel and he go out of my yard and came home injured im afraid something might happen to him i cant afford to pay out of pocket for vet bills we have only one income and its my husband's ssi. I cant get a job due to having to care for my husband .he has a mental disorder. My puppy is

The one thing that gets me through when i cant deal anymore. I

Look at his lil face and he looks back and i can feel his love. I couldn't live with myself if something bad happened to him knowing he could have had help. Please someone help me help my lil fuzzy baby boy.

Meghan Specht
Meghan Specht

Hello Everyone. My name is Meghan and we have a 6 year old boxer named Maddie. I have typed up her whole story at the link provided. She was diagnosed with lymphoma and needs chemotherapy which she should start in about 2 weeks. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. She currently is going to Centre Animal Hospital in State College PA.

gofund.me/fightlymphoma

mikepov
mikepov

My dog tore his acl I can't afford the surgury I own a house and have 2 kids Iam raising can anyone help he's my best friend he's a rottweiler

NapoleonLopez
NapoleonLopez

Please help my dog if you can. She has a cancer tumor in her belly, and has developed a staph infection. And right now i cannot afford to pay for the vet bills. Link will be provided.


http://www.gofundme.com/hfdno0

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