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Pet Emergency Funding Resources
When your pet is diagnosed with an illness, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the costs of hospital visits, surgeries, treatments, and medicines. While these furry members of the family can't ask for help themselves, setting up a GiveForward page on their behalf provides an easy way for friends and family to contribute and help ease the financial burden.
Humboldt vet offers financial assistance resources and funding, and has great advice on their website for third-party financial aid programs.
Here are some more resources from the humboldtvet group for Humboldt County specific veterinarian help and animal welfare resources
All potential applicants are required to contact The Pet Fund by phone before applying for funding. Call: 916-443-6007.
Applications for veterinary care funding can only be done online from a computer with a printer. The only exception to this rule will be for persons with severe disabilities who are either homebound or who cannot leave their home without assistance.
You'll need to provide Proof of Income, Copy of a written cost estimate for the needed procedures and/or treatment from your veterinarian, and the name, address, and medical license number for your treating veterinarian. This will be included on the online application form. If you do not have this information available, wait to fill out your online application until you have obtained this information.
CareCredit works just like a credit card but is exclusive to health care services for your pet, including everything from everyday checkups to emergency surgery. With low monthly payments and a fixed interest rate, CareCredit allows you to give your pet the treatment they need when they need it and pay for it on a monthly basis.
You can apply over the phone by calling 1 (800) 677-0718 between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm, PST. Or you can fill out an application online.
The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a Nonprofit Charity Organization that provides emergency financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companion when life-threatening illness or injury strikes.
Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue an injured or ill cat or kitten - any of these folks may need emergency financial assistance.
They also have a specialized dedicated fund (Kobi's Fund) for cats with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma (VAS) (also known as Injection Site Sarcoma). VAS is a group of cancers caused by vaccinations.
The PBRC website is a virtual shelter and resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Pit Bull mixes.
Pit Bull Rescue Central is an internet-based organization. You must have access to a computer and e-mail, or we won’t be able to help.
You must be able to check your e-mail on a daily basis for this service to be efficient. Allow a few days for your request to be processed. A member of the fund committee will contact you as soon as possible. All correspondence should be sent to [email protected].

Pet Food Pantries and other free pet supplies for owners in need:
We believe every pet deserves not to be hungry or suffer from an illness or injury. If you are homeless, or a Veteran, and need help caring for your pet, we can help. Our pet food donation site volunteers support our objective of collecting pet food and pet supplies. They are working with pet food providers who have agreed to distribute pet food in those communities.
The programs offered by Food for People are intended to serve as a safety net for those whose circumstances have left them at risk of hunger and food insecurity. Our goal is to provide individuals and households with the emergency and supplemental food they need, while working to address the root causes of hunger in our county. Food for People is designated as the Food Bank for Humboldt County and coordinates distribution of food countywide through a variety of hunger relief programs.
The needhelppayingbills website provides a resource list of free pet food pantries and supplies throughout California. These locations across the state provide free food for pets in need, as well as other supplies and resources for the animals who's owners are in need. A number of shelters, non-profits, and pantries in California provide free pet food. What may be offered will vary based on location and what has been donated, but there may be free dog or cat food, supplies like beds or collars, medications, and much more. Find a list of free pet food pantries in California near you below. A major focus is on the low income, disabled, veterans, and elderly who have, or often need, pets.
Phone: 1-800-728-7825
The Eureka Salvation Army provides food and other supplies, including clothing and hygiene products for people in need in the Humboldt County area.
Phone:707-633-6236 The Arcata House provides a number of supplies for people in need in the Humboldt County area. Some of these services provided are food, CalFresh application assistance, housing search, hygiene supplies, phone charging stations, and more.
Phone: 707- 840- 0905 The McKinleyville Family Resource Center offers programs and services that support, enrich, and sustain healthy community life. These include: a food pantry, resource referral and navigation, Youth Workforce Development, Community Outreach and more.

Veterinary assistance:
Your Source for Local Veterinarians and Pet Health Guidance Your pets deserve the best healthcare. A sick or injured pet is scary, but finding a local veterinarian shouldn't be.
Text "Vet" to 67076 for questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety. gives free advice from a real veterinarian.
No owner wants their pet(s) to suffer because resources and/or medical care are out of reach. Help is out there!

Health Care Credit:
Loan for pet care that does not affect your credit. Apply for a Scratch Plan from your phone or desktop, check your rate, and then pick your payment plan. offers a quick and straightforward online loan request service without any hidden fees or charges on our part with instant loan decisions. We also consider borrowers with bad or no credit history.

Pet Safety and Preventative Health care:
When you have questions about your pet, you need expert answers quickly. AAHA Answers addresses some of your most common questions below. Your AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital can answer the rest!

Discounted Online Pet Pharmacies:
PetMeds Pet Pharmacy: 1-800-738-6337
Licensed to dispense prescription medications in all 50 states.Online veterinary pharmacy verification by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. A+ Rated and Accredited with the Better Business Bureau.
California Pet Pharmacy: 877-554-4797
The California Pet Pharmacy is an online pet pharmacy where owners in need can buy prescriptions and preventatives online through their website.
PetCareRX, your Certified Online Pet Pharmacy, and the best source for pet supplies!

Nationwide Financial Aid Assistance Resources:
The AVRS (Affordable Vet Referral Service) was created to help pet owners find affordable solutions to their pet's expensive treatments and surgeries. We can help pet owners find low cost surgeries including including: Cruciate Ligament Repairs, Patella Luxation Surgery, Fracture Repairs, Growth Removals Surgery, And many more! Submit a Service Request Form and provide us with details about your pet and we will do the best we can to find you a low cost surgery option.
Banfield Foundation believes that every pet deserves access to veterinary care, shelter and disaster relief. Our board of directors and associates are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. The Banfield Foundation provides grants for a plethora of issues, including Disaster Relief grants, Veterinary Medical Equipment grants, Community Care grants, Safer Together grants, and Care Knows no Boundaries grants
If your pet needs expensive medical care, but you or your rescue group can't afford your pet's veterinary bill- don't panic! create a Waggle campaign. It's free and easy to do! You'll need your veterinarian's contact info, your pet's medical estimate, and clear and compelling photos of your pet. After, Waggle reviews your case and posts approved campaigns on our Meet Pets in Crisis page. You can then start sharing the link to your pet’s fundraiser with everyone you know and on social media. Your pet could be chosen for a grant or sponsorship! Waggle partners with celebrities, social influencers and nonprofits to help pets in need. Your pet may qualify for some extra attention, a matching grant, or sponsorship. Next, your veterinarian is paid. Your veterinarian then sends Waggle your pet's invoice, and we pay the animal hospital directly, providing safety and security for everyone involved. Waggle is here to help.We're the first and only pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform devoted to raising funds for pets in medical crisis and giving those at the front lines of economic euthanasia decisions a safety net.