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.

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 time 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.

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.

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

Has many hospitals and clinics who 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.