Sometimes loving pet parents need a little extra help to take care of their pets. Whether it's the loss of income or an unexpected pet health care expense, many pet owners can find themselves in the position of needing some assistance to make sure their pets are healthy and happy. Where can a pet owner in need of some financial help turn when they're having a little trouble? Here are some resources for pet owners.
Care Credit: Go to carecredit.com to learn about financing options for veterinary expenses. You can use it to cover preventive care like annual checkups or unexpected costs like emergency services.
Vetco: Check out the Vetco clinics inside Petco and Unleashed stores. They offer low cost preventive care like vaccinations, testing for heartworm and lyme disease, microchipping, and flea, tick and heartworm prevention products.
SpayUSA: Looking for low cost spay and neuter options? SpayUSA is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter. You can look up a local clinic in your area.
The Pet Fund: The Pet Fund is a national charity that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic pets in need of non-emergency veterinary care. They will send funds directly to your vet.
RedRover Relief: This organization offers financial and emotional support to pet owners (and rescuers) to help care for animals in life-threatening situations. RedRover Relief also helps domestic violence victims escape abusive environments with their pets.
For more resources, including disease-specific and dog or cat-specific funding sources, check out the Humane Society's website HERE.
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