Resources for Pet Owners

Check out the helpful information for your entire family below!

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While we aren’t able to fund care for individual pet owners at this time, these organizations may be able to assist you.

Please review these resources to help you find the information you need.

Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you:

Pet Medical Assistance

Animal Advocates, Inc.
Based in North Dartmouth, they offer low-cost spay/neuter, Healthcare & Vaccination Assistance Program.

BowWow Buddies Foundation
Offers grants to cover necessary medical treatments for certain serious conditions and emergency services. Grants are not available for spay or neuter surgeries, dental work, preventative care, ongoing treatments, or end-of-life care.

Brown Dog Foundation
They provide funding to families who find themselves in similar situations – a sick pet that would likely respond to treatment, but due to an unforeseen circumstance, there is not enough money immediately available to make it happen.  

Frankie’s Friends
They provide financial assistance to family-owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care.

Friends and Vets Helping Pets
Funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.

Frosted Faces Foundation
Primarily supports veterinary care that is required to maintain and enhance the quality of life for senior animals. They can also help with food, supplies, training, grooming, pet deposits, fence repairs, and impound fees.

Harley’s Hope
They ensure low-income pet parents can provide care for their animals.

Live Like Roo
They provide financial assistance to help cover healthcare costs related to cancer treatments.

Magic Bullet Fund
They provide financial assistance for cats and dogs with cancer.

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
They have two funds for medical assistance for cats – Feline Assistance, Resources, & Support (FARS) program for owned cats and the Captain Courageous Fund (CFF) for stray & feral cats.

Merwin Memorial Free Clinic for Animals
Based in Boston, they do have a suggested minimum donation of $20. Please note that the clinic does not accept appointments. Visitors are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.  Check their website for hours.  They offer some free services and reduced prices on medicines to treat sick pets and preventative medicines (heartworm, vaccines, etc.).

Miranda’s People
Their overall mission is to fight canine cancer, though they may not require a definitive cancer diagnosis prior to approval of a grant.

The Mosby Foundation
Assists with non-routine medical care, spay/neuter, and cancer treatment.

MSPCA Angell Medical Center
Has a fund for pet medical assistance but ONLY if the pet is being treated at Angell.

MSPCA at Nashoba
The clinic provides discounted spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and basic veterinary care.

Onyx & Breezy Foundation
They provide funding for spay/neuter, food, medicine, supplies, and medical hardship.

Based out of Wakefield MA – Their primary focus is to assist owners who cannot afford veterinary care for their dog or cat.

The Pet Fund
Helps provide funding for owners who can’t afford their pet’s veterinary care.

Pet Lifeline Program
Financial assistance for low-income pet owners who are having trouble paying expensive vet bills.

Pet Partners
Based in Fall River, they offer a low cost for spay/neuter, veterinary care, dental, and surgical services.

Phinney’s Friends
Based out of Lincoln, they offer pet medical assistance.

Red Rover Relief
They provide financial assistance, resources, and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets.

Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care
Limited to participating veterinary hospitals on Cape Cod. 

Second Chance Animal Shelter
Hospitals in Worcester, Springfield, and North Brookfield. Provides assistance to low-income residents for exams, surgery, dental and spay/neuter.

Shadow Fund
The Shadow Fund provides limited financial assistance to pets principally residing in the Merrimack Valley, but it is not limited to the Merrimack Valley.  The Shadow Fund generally provides benefits to pets for the purpose of emergency medical care or life-threatening disease, unless otherwise approved by the Director.  The Shadow Fund cannot be used for routine medical care (annual check-ups, vaccinations, or dental care) unless it is an emergency and approved by the Director.

South Shore Humane Society
Provides assistance to pet owners with emergency pet medical assistance. It’s intended for unexpected veterinary care. Pet owners are asked to pay as much as they can and apply for Care Credit (see below). Typically grants range from $50-200 and then the owner is responsible for the remaining balance.

Standish Humane Society
They offer a reduced-cost Spay-Neuter program with many local veterinarians.

Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic
They run a low-cost primary care pet clinic in Worcester, MA. Clinic services include vaccinations, checkups, stable urgent care, simple surgeries, diagnostics, and dentistry, all at low cost.

United Spay Alliance
The gateway to finding affordable spay/neuter options in your local area.

Vitality Veterinarian – Swansea and Attleboro locations
They offer low-cost services such as wellness visits, sick visits, surgery, and spay/neuter.

Crowdfunding platform to help raise money for your pet’s care.

Wellness Waggin’ (ARL Boston)
They offer low-cost pet wellness care for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. A wellness package is offered that includes a physical, rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination, flea treatment, and microchip.

Pet Food Assistance

PAWSitive Pantry
A network of food banks in MA and VT that help connect needy pet owners with food and supplies.

Gifford Cat Food Pantry
They provide supplies for cats when owners are in need.

MetroWest Humane Society
Families and individuals benefiting from food assistance from these designated pantries can pick up cat and dog food while selecting food items for themselves.

Pets of the Homeless
They provide food and emergency veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless people.

Pibble’s Kibbles – PAALS, Inc.
Provides emergency supplemental dog and cat food to families in need.

​Southborough Food Pantry
Dog and cat food, cat litter, and other basic items are available. The owner must pick up items.

South Shore Pet Food Pantry
They help families feed their pets in time of need by distributing donated dry and canned pet food at various local food pantry locations.

Eviction Assistance Resources

Keeping Families Together Eviction Response Toolkit
A collaboration between the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, Humane Society of the United States, and Human-Animal Support Services including resources on support services, temporary placement for pets, case management, and more.

Other Ways to Save on Care

Low-interest credit card/finance company for vet bills. Read all the terms.

Massachusetts Animal Coalition
Low-cost spay/neuter services