Financial Assistance For Veterinary Care
There are times when someone’s pet is suffering or ends up getting euthanized because the owner cannot afford the necessary veterinary care.
Many of you may say that if you can’t afford to care for a pet, don’t get one. I agree, however, unforeseen accidents do happen, and people get caught off guard. What a lot of people don’t understand is that financial assistance is available!
When Family Members Need Medical Care
I think I speak for all of us when I say that our pets are members of our family. If one of your children gets sick or hurt, you don’t call Dr. Kevorkian! Am I right?
If insurance won’t cover the cost of medical care for your loved ones, what do you do? You find a way! The same goes for pets. In many cases, you don’t have to have them put down just because you can’t afford to take him/her to the vet. Let me repeat that, you do not have to have them put down because you can’t afford a visit to the vet!
Help Is Available
A lot of help is available! I didn’t know that. I just happened to be wandering around in Google land, and somehow I ran into a listing for financial assistance for people who cannot afford to pay for vet care. Most of them deal only with emergency vet bills, but there are also some that finance well visits and vaccinations as well.
You may want to bookmark this article, in case you should need help in the future.
The following is a partial listing of organizations that are willing to help with vet bills:
- Speaking For Spot
- Paws 4 a Cure
- Rose’s Fund for Animals
- Pets of the Homeless (non-profit organization)
- The Brown Dog Foundation
- Red Rover
- The Humane Society
- The Pet Fund (non-profit organization)
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Small Paws Rescue
- PAWS Companions
Should you ever find yourself in a financial bind and your furry friend gets sick or hurt, there’s help out there. If the first one you contact can’t help you, try another one. And another. You could also set up a Go Fund Me page on Facebook, although the money will probably come in slower with a Go Fund Me page. There are actually people out there that review those pages, looking for someone to donate to.
If you’ve ever been in a situation where you couldn’t afford a vet bill, what did you do? If you’ve ever reached out to one of these types of organizations, please tell us about it below. I’m sure there’s someone out there that would like to know how it works. Sign up for our newsletter (above), and hop on over and ‘Like’ my Facebook page when you get a chance!
Until next time…