Financial Assistance Application

Guidelines for Applying for Assistance

We are an organization 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. We are committed to ensuring we help maintain and strengthen the bond between pets and their families during times of unexpected financial crisis.

Please note not all applications will be approved for funding. If your application is approved, that is not a guarantee of full requested funds being provided. As well, if your application is approved and funded, we will require very detailed information regarding your pet’s emergency care and follow up wellness.

The following is a list of the minimum documentation you are required to provide during the application phase:

  • Proof of Income (IRS Tax Return Form 1040s + Recent Paycheck Stubs for all working adults in the household where the pet resides)
  • Proof of Identity, State issued License, Identity Cards, or Passports are all acceptable.
  • Proof of the hardship you claim (if your income exceeds 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines OR a Social Security Statement for the pet-owner
  • Proof that you own the animal in need, this can be determined with adoption/purchase Papers, vet records, or Rabies certificates for two
    consecutive “terms”

If this application is in response to a hardship caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the above forms will not be necessary. We will, however, need the following:

  • Proof of loss of income due to the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Proof of financial hardship due to you or a family member contracting COVID-19
  • Proof of Identity, State issued License, Identity Cards, or Passports are all acceptable.
  • Proof that you own the animal in need, this can be determined with adoption/purchase papers, vet records, or Rabies certificates for two consecutive “terms”

We are a US non-profit only. Requests from outside the United States will be automatically denied. Our finances change daily. We are actively fundraising nationwide, however, if we do not take in donations, we cannot offer assistance.

If your request does not meet our Standard Guidelines or if we do not have sufficient funds available to “bridge the gap,” you will receive an immediate and automated denial email. Our guidelines are based on three sets of criteria – our Responsible Pet Owner Standards, the pet’s crisis, and your household financials. As a result, we need you to answer every question honestly and completely. Please do not elaborate on the fields for specific questions. Use the Description area to provide any additional information you wish.