Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where to get help with emergency vet bills when your pet's life depends on it

Here is a list of places where you can get some help paying for emergency vet bills. If you know of others, please let us know about them so we can add them to this resouce.

This information is primarily for individuals with companion animals in a permanent home, but some of them also help rescue organizations for individual animals, or help handicapped people purchase, train, and care for service animals. Perhaps this list of organizations that will help with emergency vet bills may be able to help you in times when the determining factor in saving your pet's life is the ability to pay an unexpected or costly vet bill.

Note: These organizations help only in EMERGENCY situations such as accidental injuries requiring immediate care, or long term health problems requiring surgery or ongoing treatment, such as orthopedic repairs or chemotherapy for animals with cancer. They are not for people who can't or won't provide basic care for their pets.

Most of these organizations also accept donations, and many are tax deductible, so if you are able, these would be worthy causes to donate to, where your donation will go directly to help an animal in need.

View the list of where to get help with vet bills