Financial Assistance Links

In addition to rescuing and rehoming dogs in need, GSROC makes every effort to provide important information and resources related to responsible animal care. We have compiled a list of valuable contacts that may assist you as a pet caregiver or as someone wishing to assist a homeless animal. We hope that you find this information beneficial, and we welcome your suggestions for enhancing this list.

The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed. We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and review carefully their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that some of these programs require that the request be made prior to the animal being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – $500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself. 

Actors and Others for Animals (serving the Greater Los Angeles, CA, area)

A Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.

Ashley’s Angel Fund, Inc. (North Carolina)

A nonprofit organization providing monetary assistance for veterinary care for dogs with a life-threatening condition. It was established to make the decision easier for guardians facing the high cost of care. By providing financial assistance in times of critical need, Ashley’s Angel Fund seeks to perpetuate the bond that exists between people and their pets.

The Bearen Foundation (Eugene, Oregon)

Believes that financial circumstances should not determine whether a beloved family member lives or dies and, to that end, offers financial assistance to local vet offices for qualified individuals who face veterinary expenses beyond their means.

FACE Foundation

Established in 2006 by a group of veterinarians and concerned community members, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial grants for animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s emergency or critical care. 

Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State

University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is used exclusively to treat guardianless or special needs animals that, ideally but not exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for the veterinary students.

Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital

Colorado’s largest non-profit veterinary hospital., offers veterinary services to individuals, to more than 60 rescue and shelter groups, and to organizations that are in need of veterinary care for service animals or therapy animals. A team of seven staff veterinarians and a pool of referral surgeons offers care for critically injured animals procedures.


A nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose guardians are unable to afford the expense.


Has many different programs to help people with special needs dog, such as blind or diabetic dogs.

The Nantucket MSPCA (Massachusetts)

Offers a number of subsidy programs that provide financial assistance to pet guardians.

The Rescue Train

The Rescue Train was founded in 2004 as a nonprofit, 501(c) 3, a no-kill animal welfare organization. Today we are known as one of the most innovative and hard-working groups in Los Angeles run by dedicated volunteers.

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF) (San Francisco Bay Area cities)

Has many hospitals and clinics that offer reduced rates and/or the ability for you to pay your veterinary bills on a monthly basis.


Serves the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island by providing funds to low-income pet
guardians whose pets need emergency veterinary care.

Pet Samaritan Fund (Utah)

Provides financial assistance to individuals unable to afford medical care for their pet(s).

Pets In Need

Provides assistance to low-income individuals for veterinary care, including spaying and neutering for their dogs and cats, on a funds-available basis. Also assists senior citizens with veterinary care. Regular clinics are held at Senior Centers
throughout the area. Senior citizens can bring their companion pets for an examination by a veterinarian and vaccinations for only $10. Low-income seniors can also obtain assistance for other more comprehensive veterinary care through the Crockett Memorial Fund.

Senior Canine Rescue Society

Is able to help with medical expenses and/or sponsorship in some cases in Canada. The organization has a Canadian charitable status, and, as such, can fund only Canadian-registered charities.

E-mail: United Animal Nations Established the LifeLine fund in 1997 to aid companion animals in times of life-threatening emergencies when their caregivers, with low or no incomes, are unable to afford the entire cost of treatment.

Volunteer Services For Animals (VSA)

An organization of volunteers dedicated to animal well-being and the promotion of the human-animal bond through programs of education, advocacy, and assistance. VSA provides financial assistance to pet guardians for veterinary care.

Care Credit

Personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. 

Free Animal Doctor

Helps owners and rescue groups get funding for their pets medical treatment. 

In Memory of Magic (IMOM)

Is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because his or her caretaker is financially challenged. Request must be made before animal is treated.

Phone: 866-230-2164

RedRover Relief

(formerly LifeLine Grants) The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. Phone: 916-429-2457

Ozzy Foundation

helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet.

Angels 4 Animals

working together with vet clinics and owners Angels 4 Animals Guardian Angel Program helps pet owners with financial assistance for a sick or injured pet. 916-941-9119

Brown Dog Foundation

dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications.

Canine Cancer Awarness

provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

Muffin Diabetic Pets Association

Assists pets with diabetes.

The Mosby Foundation

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

Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer)

Helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.


is a nonprofit organization which provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense.
Phone: 630-986-9504

American Animal Hospital Association

Has an emergency fund available to assist low-income pet owners with veterinary expenses.
Phone: 866-443-5738

Riley Rolph Animal Rescue Foundation

Provides financial assistance to existing, reputable animal rescues and raises awareness for animal welfare through its information resource network.

The Pet Fund

May not be able to approve emergency care funding prior to treatment, due to time delay in processing requests.
Phone: 916-443-6007

Labrador Harbor

provides financial assistance for owners and rescue organizations caring for Labrador Retrievers in need of non-routine veterinary care.

Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California

community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income.
Phone: 818-897-8760

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF)

Services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance.
Phone: 949-240-2899

Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund

provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles. Phone: 310-441-2888

Mercy Crusade

Mercy Crusade’s Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.
Phone: 818-597-2926 or 805-278-4433 

The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program

Mercy Crusade’s Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.
If you have additional questions, you can contact us directly at

Pet Assistance Foundation
Phone: 877-772-9738 

Holiday Humane Society

Private hospital, offers some of the lowest cost services in LA, covers basic procedures only.
Phone: 818-765-8196

Pet Orphans of Southern California

Program for individual rescuers, helps primarily with spay/neuter, vaccinations, adoption events. Also has “Good Samaritan Fund,” to assist with medical emergencies, as funds are available.
Phone: 818-901-0190 

The Sam Simon Foundation

Provides low cost or free non-orthopedic surgeries to low income residents of Los Angeles.
Phone: 1-888-364-7729 

Voice for the Animals Foundation Helping Friends Program

Helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets.
Phone: 310-392-5153 

Labrador Lifeline Aids

Purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life. 


Helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention. (Rescue Only) 


Provides services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness to help them keep and care for their pets.