Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance for Veterinary Costs

The organizations listed below provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical care for companion animals. Each organization is independent and has its own set of rules and guidelines. The inclusion of a service, organization, or program in this listing is not an endorsement, recommendation, or guarantee of funds.

Red Rover

Provides grants of around $200 for urgent and emergency veterinary care.

916-429-2457

Brown Dog Foundation

Provides assistance for those who have a sick pet that would respond to treatment, but do not have funds immediately available.

Paws 4 A Cure

Provides assistance for those with dogs or cats with illness or injury.

The Shakespeare Animal Fund

Small grants of between $50 and $100 are typically available to people on a fixed income or with annual incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.

775-342-7040

Rose's Fund for Animals

For pets/found animals that have a life-threatening illness, injury, or condition with a good prognosis to survive.

Pet Assistance Inc.

Offers veterinary subsidies for urgent or life-threatening emergencies.

860-355-PETS
assist.pets@gmail.com

Pets of the Homeless

Provides resources for pet food assistance, wellness clinics, and emergency care for the homeless population.

775-841-7463

Friends & Vets Helping Pets

Assists families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses.

859-309-2043

Dylan's Heart

Must be requested through attending veterinarian for a life-threatening or critical injury or illness with a favorable outcome with care—owner must be on a form of government aid.

336-365-2334

Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation

Spay/Neuter Assistance:
spayneuter@tahoewarf.com

Medical Help:
help@tahoewarf.com

Onyx & Breezy Foundation

Can apply for financial aid for medical treatment, medication, pet food, and spay/neuter with proof of low-income/need.

201-782-9090

The Riedel & Cody Fund

Support and funding for pets suffering from cancer.

info@riedelcody.org

The Mosby Foundation

Assist in the care of critically sick, injured, abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

The Pet Fund

Assists with non-basic, non-urgent care such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, eye disease, etc.

info@thepetfund.com

The Magic Bullet Fund

Provides assistance with canine cancer treatment when their families are unable to pay for treatment.

Frankie's Friends

Provides grants to assist with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment.

888-465-PETS

STARelief & Pet Assistance

Provides financial assistance and resources to pet caretakers and families who are experiencing financial hardship for routine and emergency veterinary care for those who meet our requirements.

203-636-0971

Oscar's Cause

Providing financial assistance for emergency and non-emergency situations.

863-353-7853
info@oscarscause.org

Hearts United for Animals

Assists with emergency veterinary care.

402-274-3679
hua@hua.org

Diabetic Cats in Need

Assists with helping those who have diabetic cats, but are having difficulty with the costs of care.

234-738-DCIN
info@dcin.info

Other Assistance Available

Services offered by Washoe County Regional Animal Services
  • Washoe C.A.R.E.S. provides low-income senior assistance with basic food and veterinary care
  • Free microchipping for Washoe County residents Monday – Friday from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Vaccination clinics held the first Tuesday of every month from 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Senior pet food distribution on the third Tuesday of every month, while supplies last, from 8 am – 10 am

Located at 2825 A Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502

CareCredit

A financing option to use for veterinary services and accepted by most vet hospitals. CareCredit offers shorter-term financing options, sometimes interest-free, with purchases over $200.

800-677-0718
Visit their website

Scratchpay

Offers affordable payment plans for your pet’s needs at affordable rates.

Call/email for more information or search for plans online:
855-727-2395
support@scratchpay.com
Visit their website

Low Cost Clinics

Some veterinary clinics may offer a free or discounted first visit (this does not include treatment or emergencies, and policies may change).

Banfield Pet Hospital
banfield.com

Reno Location:
5110 Mae Ann Ave., Reno, NV 89523
775-746-0672

Sparks Location:
255 Los Altos Parkway, Spark, NV 89436
775-354-1913

VCA Lakeside Animal Care
4871 Summit Ridge Dr., Reno, NV 89523
775-827-8866

VCA Feline Medical Center
4792 Caughlin Parkway, Suite 209-210, Reno, NV 89519
775-829-0969

Vaccine Clinics
SPCA of Northern Nevada
4950 Spectrum Rd., Reno, NV 89512
775-324-7773
Held every Saturday & Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm and the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 5 pm – 7 pm

Nevada Humane Society Reno
2825 Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502
775-856-2000 ext. 333
Available Monday – Friday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am by appointment only

Nevada Humane Society Carson City
549 Airport Road, Carson City, NV 89701
775-887-2171
Held every Friday from 3 pm – 5 pm, walk-ins only

Washoe County Regional Animal Services
2825 B Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502
775-353-8900
Held every first Tuesday of the month from 3 pm – 7 pm, walk-ins only

National Animal Organizations
You can also check with these national animal organizations for more information on other potential resources available.

Alley Cat Allies
alleycat.org
240-482-1980

American Humane Society
americanhumane.org
800-227-4645
info@americanhumane.org