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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206 comments
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.

Latest blog post: KickstarterHelpEdie

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.

Latest blog post: KickstarterHelpEdie

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. :'(

Lourdes Flow
Lourdes Flow

Im desvatated with the bad news that my beautiful Lhasa Apso dog needs surgery from a tumor growth on his penis, his doctor says the surgery will cost $ 2,000 for his tumor removal. My husband and I have bad health issues and cannot afford that amount of money. I suffer from depression and panic attacks and my dog had been my greatest motivation and the child I never had....and the love of my life. Please I'm begging for Help! :'(

lourdesflow@aol.com

Petunia 69
Petunia 69

Please I need help I have a pug and yesterday we received a sad new my baby has cancer I'm a regular person I live with my only income I need help for her serjury please help me she is my everything

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@Petunia 69 I advise everyone to never send money to an individual here, but to a legitimate crowdfunding effort, like gofundme.com, or to a verifiable veterinary clinic for the express purpose of serving the animal's needs. That's why I edited your email address out.

Please follow what others here have done, provide the name, address and phone number of the vet clinic you intend to use so people can donate directly against the cost of the surgery if they wish. Thanks for commenting.

Latest blog post: KickstarterHelpEdie

MikeSebahar
MikeSebahar

http://www.gofundme.com/ghpvgk 


I never wanted to take videos of the pain Trinka was in before because by the time we realized it, I didn't want to force her to do something that could cause her pain again just to take videos. Even though that might have helped our cause, I couldn't bring myself to do it.  


This time I had to take a video to show the doctor in email before they examined her so you can see she has trouble climbing the stairs now. Nothing as bad as the pain she as in before but still debilitatting. 


Trinka was doing ok and now she tore her ACL in the same leg that had the surgery a common problem I now know.  She needs to have that fixed and we are all tapped out now. I hate to be back here but we never came close to our goal and are still in debt for that which actually cost twice our goal because I was given the wrong quote. Maybe we never should have got a dog, but there are many dogs in shelters that need home and not all people are rich. When I see others coming here to get funded to go to the Hawks playoff it makes me really mad. Maybe others feel the same way about asking for help for a dog and I can understand that that too.  


I can’t thank those those that donated both here and privately enough.  I ask any who have not donated to please help out if you can, no donation is too small. We completely understand if you can't or don't want to.  Also please forward to those people or organizations you may know who may be able to help. Thanks so much. 


ChristopherGarrido
ChristopherGarrido

Hello, my chow/flat coat retriever Luki was hit by a car on Halloween night and suffered a severely dislocated left rear hip. I took him to North Star Vets In NJ for surgery. It cost me 5,400.00. After a few months the ball joint has slipped out of the socket And I'm back to square one. I can not afford to go back to that hospital. Looking for a less expensive vet service since the only known option I know of is a FHO procedure. Any suggestions? Philadelphia/SouthJersey area. Thank You

C. Garrido

Akita4me05@yahoo.com

SaveBlayze
SaveBlayze

Hello Dancing Dog Blog,

I would like to know if I can set up weekly payment arrangements to assist with my Maltipoo's surgery at a reputable pet hospital. Blayze is 8 years old, he has a ruptured right-hind ACL, a growth the size of a golf ball in his mouth and his dental work is not up to par and he also has crystals in his urine.

He hasn't eaten in three days so far and he won't drink fluids and has been vomiting. His back legs give out when he walks and he's balding on his hind back.

I have thought of putting him to sleep because I hate to see him in pain and suffer but he is a part of our family and we don't want to give up on him.

I'm not sure what to do at this point but if there is any way your office can help it would be greatly appreciated. Im willing to make weekly payments for any surgeries needed.

Thank you,

Lakeisha Mitchell

480.343.5483

DanielUnitis
DanielUnitis

I hope there is help out there for my dogs surgery. My dog Buster (not the say Buster as below) some how messed up his knee, he is a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier. He's my buddy, he goes EVERYWHERE with me, or used to I'm sad to say. I came home from dropping my wife off at work and saw Buster went from the bed to the couch. I figured that he probably had to go out by now, so I called him to get down from the couch...didn't move. I picked him up and put him on the floor and as he tried to walk he kept his right leg up...refused to walk on it. We let it go for a day (didn't seem to be in pain) and waited to see how he was the next day...sill no good. So I took him to the Animal Hospital where the doctor said he has a kneecap problem and he called it something like Medial Luxating Patella. Said he needs an operation, but he does not do them, he only refers them to people. I asked how much it cost for this operation, he was not exactly sure, but depending on the severity of it...it could cost any where from $2,500 to $3,500. I'm on supplemental disability. I let him know that there was NO WAY....I could come up with that kind of money, not even the $500.

I am now afraid that he may mess up the other leg...then what? I would have to get him wheels so he could move around on? My dog loved to run and jump, now he can hardly get around...he can't even pee the way he used to by lifting up his leg, or poop, as far as that goes. My dog is so good, and so kind.

Can someone please tell me how I can get him fixed...Please! I would do anything I can to have him moving around again.

Thanks

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@DanielUnitis Start a crowdfunding page on gofundme.com to raise money. Also, have people donate directly to the vet clinic that will be doing the surgery. That way there is no question of scamming or not using the money as intended. Clear this with your vet clinic before you publish your page. Best of luck!

Latest blog post: 3554942794_c8d268ab8e_m

INeed1dollarfrom1kpeople
INeed1dollarfrom1kpeople

@MaryEHaight @DanielUnitis my cat has pyometra and needs help like yesterday, I have done the same as mentioned but you need networking prowess or extreme luck to get funded.. I also said donate straight to doctors of their choice and now I counting the hours until I lose all I have left in my life. There is no "its not in the budget" for me, if it were my last money it would go to her surgery. Im all banged up, have health issues and my cousin pretty much takes care of me and the cats.if I could get 1200 people to donate 1 dollar well 2 lives will be saved.

I have gotten tweets like "its just a dumb animal" etc meanwhile she has gotten me through some hard dark days and I cant do the same for her this once and im ashamed but nobody cares until it happens to them and that's when they become more open minded or the presson happens to be a tweeting superstar If just one of those juggernaut users would just tweet my cause one time well I promise there would be activity in the fund .. imagine that, just a freakin tweet? that's too much to ask

I am happy to see this web page here for those who have dogs etc and maybe they will find hope, money,credit or grants or at the very least strength.

amazing because you cant even find my fund because guess what, they only shows ones that make money because gofund makes money off it and even using the search word , city etc still cant find mine

http://www.gofundme.com/TinkerbellHelp

try and find that without the link using keywords I have used.

Pixelprv1@gmail.com

if anyone has ideas I beg you please contact me

thnx and good luk to everyone having hard times with their loved animals.

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

,Amy Saunders,  please list the vet's phone number so people can donate direct. Hope Buster gets the help he needs to heal. Best of luck...

Latest blog post: 3554942794_c8d268ab8e_m

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

Amy Saunders, please provide the phone number of the vet clinic so people can donate directly. Hope it works out well for Buster.

Latest blog post: 3554942794_c8d268ab8e_m

Amy Saunders
Amy Saunders

Please help my family pet. His name is Buster. Just before Christmas 2014 Buster chewed an extension cord and burned the inside of his mouth pretty bad. We had no money seeing as it was December and we have 5 kids to buy for Christmas. We were approved for a pet card of 1000.00 dollars for Busters care. We have used up our 1000.00 dollars on tests and meds and vet check ups and rechecks. Due to the electrocution Buster has a hole inside of his mouth that needs skin grafs to cover as well as two teeth pulled. We cant afford his surgery. Right now buster has problems eating and whenever he opens his mouth to yawn, or bark he cries. His mouth smells like rotten meat its really stinky. He gets many infections that we have to treat as well as mouth rinse. Can someone please help us his surgery is 1300.00 and we just cant afford it in the near future.  

Amy Saunders
Amy Saunders

Busters vet is at island city animal hospital in brockville on

grantangolandia
grantangolandia

Hi my name is Victoria .My 9 month old Maltesse has patellar luxation. Surgery will cost a little over $1,500 of which we don't have right now. The vet recommends we get this surgery a soon as possible, however my financial situation makes this almost impossible. If anyone has it in there heart to help me and Zoe out it would be greatly appreciated. I want to help my little girl.

Thank you and God bless you.

Hola mi nombre es Victoria .Mi Maltese de 9 meses tiene luxación de la rótula . La cirugía va a costar un poco más de $ 1.500 de los cuales no tenemos en este momento . El veterinario le recomienda que se haga esta cirugía a la brevedad posible , sin embargo, mi situación económica hace que esto sea casi imposible. Si alguien puede de corazón ayudarme a mí y Zoe, sería muy gentil. Quiero ayudar a mi hijita. Gracias y que Dios los bendiga .

CharmaineKomperda
CharmaineKomperda

My mom and I are hoping we can get help for surgery for Rosie.

Charlebon1969@att.net

CharmaineKomperda
CharmaineKomperda

Summit Animal Hospital in Chicago , Illinois is where my dogs go

I need help with $$ for my Rosie for surgery on her teeth and spaying.

CharmaineKomperda
CharmaineKomperda

My mom and I need help. Our 5 year old chihuahua Rosie has bad teeth(I took her from a friend last year and her teeth were never taken care of) and needs surgery to have some pulled and cleaned. She also needs to be spayed and needs shots. My mom and I cannot afford what it will cost at our Vet. Our Vet won't even see her unless they are paid at the time of her check up. They told me 100.00 for teeth to be taken care of, 60.00 for shots,60 or 70 dollars for heart guard,20.00 for antibiotics and to be spayed probably around 175 or more. My Rosie has had a fever for a few days now and I'm very worried about her. Can anyone help? Thank you

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.

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