If Pets in Need can't help my pet - who will?

Pets in Need currently helps with one time anesthetic procedures, such as dental cleanings and extractions and tumor removals. We cannot help with chronic medical problems that require frequent monitoring such as diabetes. Fortunately there are some resources where you can apply for money to pay your vet bills.

The following websites may be able to help you get money to pay your vet bills.

  1. Red Rover - redrover.org
  2. Healing haven - healinghaven.org

Ask your vet to apply for a grant from the Companion Animal Health Fund through the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. They grant money to qualifying pet owners. Have your proof of need ready because it is required for your vet to process the application. 

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)has a similar fund called the Helping Pets Fund. Ask your veterinarian about this fund. 

Care Credit is a credit card that allows you to pay your vet bills. They give you 6 months interest free to repay them. Your vet's office can help you apply for this. 

Some veterinary clinics have a clinic fund to help qualifying clients pay vet bills at the clinic.  Often they will ask you to match their donation.  For example, if the bill is $400, they may want you to come up with at least $200 of it. You can ask your vet about this too.