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San Diego Humane Society

Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care


San Diego Humane Society
Financial grants for non-basic veterinary care. Grants typically do not exceed $200 and applicant must be experiencing financial hardship.

*Bow Wow Buddies Foundation
Grants up to $2500 for serious conditions and emergency vet care, excluding preventative care, spay/neuter surgeries, dental work, ongoing treatments or end-of-life care. Online application required.

Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE)
Financial grants for emergency, life-saving vet care. Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan in place, with a good prognosis for recovery. Must apply to Care Credit first.

Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals (FCIA)
Case-by-case funding for veterinary care for pet families with limited financial means. Must apply to Care Credit first.

*Frosted Faces Funding
Financial assistance for vet care for senior dogs, including ongoing medications and lifesaving procedures. Online application required.

Helping Paws Foundation
Financial assistance for active, retired and disabled military members facing financial hardship. Must apply to Care Credit first. Online application required.

*Lionel’s Legacy Senior Dog Rescue
Provides up to $500 annually towards for vet care for senior clients (60 years or older) with senior dogs (7+.) Online application required.

MexiVet Express
Provides pet transport across the Mexico border for lower cost veterinary care. 


Brown Dog Foundation
Small organization with limited funding for life-saving emergency veterinary care only. Priority is given to pet families who have a veterinarian that they see regularly. Online application required.

Discount card for pet medication.

Friends and Vets Helping Pets
Grants for pets with curable medical issues including broken bones and tumors. Online application required.

*The Mosby Foundation
Provides grants on a one-time basis for critical, non-emergency treatment that has not yet been performed. Pet must be spayed/neutered and an online pre-application is required.

Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Grants for veterinary care for families experiencing hardship. Must apply to Care Credit first.

PAWS 4 A Cure
Up to $500 grants for non-routine veterinary care for families experiencing hardship. Must apply to Care Credit first.

Pet Assistance, Inc. 
Grants for longtime pet owners whose companion animals have been diagnosed with an urgent or life-threatening medical issue.

The Pet Fund
Grants for non-emergency, non-basic veterinary care, such as cancer treatment, heart disease or other chronic conditions. Email before applying.

Pets of the Homeless
Provides pet food, grants for urgent veterinary care and other support services for homeless pet families.

Grants around $200 provided for urgent veterinary care. Pet must be spayed/neutered before or during treatment. Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan already in place. Must apply online and meet eligibility requirements.


Credit card company for healthcare and veterinary care.

Instant decision on loans of up to $250 for 30 days, and proven borrowers up to $1,000.

Wells Fargo Health Advantage
Credit card for vet care (apply online).


These websites can assist in creating a free online fundraiser for your pet's veterinary expenses.

*Funding is available for dogs only

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