The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program

life pet financial assistance program for low income pet owners

Are you struggling to afford the medical care that your pet needs? Please don’t give up. We want to help.

The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program was created with the goal of helping sick pets. Through our program, we award financial aid to low-income pet owners who are having trouble paying for veterinary care for their sick pet.

To learn more about The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program, whether or not you’re eligible, and how to apply for financial aid, continue reading below.

How The Pet Lifeline Program Works

All too often, our beloved pets get sick. For many low-income pet owners, those unexpected veterinary expenses can add up and become overwhelming. The mission of The Pet Lifeline Program is to help provide medical care funds to pet owners who are struggling to cover their pet’s veterinary bills.

Every month, we select one pet owner to award financial aid to. Our goal is to award funds to the pets that are most in need of assistance. The selection is at our discretion and is based on your financial status and your pet’s current medical situation. These funds are not intended to fully pay for any specific medical procedure, or to compensate you for all your pet’s medical expenses. They are intended to help pay a portion of your veterinary expenses, so your pet can begin to get the necessary care.

We notify recipients monthly, by the first Friday of each following month. Please note: You can only receive financial aid one time. You will not be chosen more than once, so please do not apply again if you’ve received financial aid from our program previously.

Eligibility Requirements

The Pet Lifeline Financial Assistance Program is exclusively for non-basic, non-urgent care cases only. There are four pet care categories, which are:

  1. Basic medical care (regular checkups/exams, spay and neuter procedures, dental, vaccinations, etc.)
  2. Non-basic, non-urgent medical care (cancer treatment, heart disease; chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, diabetes, eye diseases, IBD, etc.)
  3. Urgent medical care (diagnostic testing, broken limbs, torn ligaments, internal bleeding, etc.)
  4. Emergency medical care (life-threatening conditions, injuries or illnesses)

Other eligibility requirements include:

  1. Eligible pet owners must live in the United States
  2. Financial aid is for domestic pets only (i.e. any animal that is normally kept inside a domestic dwelling, including dogs, cats, parrots and similar-sized animals; this does not include livestock, such as horses, cows, goats, etc.)
  3. Eligible pet owners can apply for a one-time payment which must be for a pet you already own

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Please note that we receive hundreds of inquiries daily from pet owners who are looking for financial assistance for their sick pets. If you think you’re eligible for pet financial assistance and your pet’s medical needs match our program criteria, complete the application below. Tell us about your pet, what non-basic, non-urgent medical care your pet needs and why you need financial aid.

  • You MUST provide us with the details of your pet’s medical needs/condition
  • You MUST upload a screenshot/copy of your most recent veterinary bill or provide proof of your pet’s medical condition

Please fill out the following application for pet financial aid.

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