Pet Financial Assistance for Pet Guardians
Sometimes vet trips cost a little more than what we expected, but they are very important to the well-being of our pets. Here’s a list of sources pet owners can utilize to support their furry companions.
Before You Begin, here are some tips and limitations:
- Be aware that few, if any, organizations will pay for ongoing medication that pets will need for extended periods of time.
- It is unlikely that any one organization or program will pay for expensive procedures in their entirety. So, be sure to contact as many sources as possible. The grants may be very small, but they can add up if you get help from a number of sources.
- If possible, contact any possible sources of financial aid before procedures are done. Few sources are willing to pay bills for care that has already been provided.
- Most organizations take applications only through email or web forms on the Internet. If you aren 't computer-savvy, find a friend, relative or neighbor to help you.
- The inclusion of services, organizations or programs listed here are NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We cannot vouch for these programs, and you should research each program thoroughly before asking for any aid.
Reducing Routine Medical Costs
- Area low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics are a resource for getting your pet's medical needs taken care of at a lower cost to you. All Valley Animal Care Center and Pet Clinics offer monthly low cost clinics for your pet. To learn more about an upcoming clinic, please click here.
- Pet Wellness Plans usually include all the recommended preventative pet care at a reduced overall cost, making a wellness plan a great value for pet parents. To learn more about our Kitten, Puppy, and Senior Pet Packages, please click here.
- Pet Health Insurance Policies may reduce the impact of routine as well as emergency medical costs. For a comparison list of different pet insurance plans, click here. We also have small list of pet insurance companies on our "Helpful Links" page.
- Keeping Your Pet in Good Shape by providing your pet with a balanced diet and reasonable exercise can help prevent serious health problems and large vet bills in the future.
- Practice Preventative Care, early intervention and diagnosis is the number #1 thing you can do to keep your veterinary bills low. It's much more expensive and risky to treat an illness than to protect against them.
- Brush Your Pet's Teeth. Dental disease can not only lead to costly dental procedures, but can also lead to heart and kidney problems and expensive procedures. Brushing your pet's teeth daily or weekly is a key in keeping your pet happy, healthy and reducing vet bills.
- An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of a Cure. Parasites, fleas and ticks can easily lead to costly medical problems. Inexpensive monthly heart worm preventative combined with a flea and tick solution can save pet owner's from expensive vet bills and heartache.
Help with Pet Food and Supplies
- Contact Local Food Banks to ask if they have any pet food or supplies that are available.
- Idaho Humane Society Food Bank provides essential pet food and other pet supplies to those who qualify. To learn more, click here.
Care Credit takes less than 5 minutes to complete an application and allows pet owners to break down payments into 6 monthly installments. You can apply during your visit where we can assist you with your application or you can apply on your mobile device or computer at: www.CareCredit.com
Care Credit Benefits:
- Low Monthly Payments
- Interest Free for 6 Months
- No Annual Fee
- Approves Qualified Applicants in Minutes
Veterinary Assistance Funds
All Valley Animal Care Center and Pet Clinics currently does not have a program to help pet owner's cover their cost of their pets' veterinary bills. However, the following organizations have useful information about paying for veterinary bills and veterinary assistance funds. Click any of the organizations below to go to their website and learn more about their programs.
The inclusion of services, organizations or programs listed here are NOT an endorsement or recommendation. We cannot vouch for these programs, and you should research each program thoroughly before asking for any aid.
- Alley Cat Allies
- American Humane Associations
- Brown Dog Foundation
- Canine Cancer Awareness
- Care Credit
- Fairy Dog Parents
- Frankie's Friends
- Gracie's Missions
- Humane Society of the United States
- In Memory of Magic
- PAWS 4 a Cure
- PetCo Foundation
- Shakespeare Animal Fund
- The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
- The Magic Bullet Fund
- The Mosby Foundation
- The Pet Fund
Post-Adoption Medical Needs
All Valley Animal Rescue cannot be responsible for veterinary bills or treatment of an animal after leaving our shelter. If you have questions about the health of animal you adopted from our rescue, please review the health information your were given when you adopted the animal. If you have further inquiries, please contact us 208.287.3100.