You Can Help Nevada County Animals
Afford to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
Friends and Pound Puppy Rescue can help.
be a responsible pet owner and save animals' lives by spaying or
neutering your pet.
Nevada County Pet Owner,
Tough economic times affect us all, including Sammie's Friends.
Donations are down and requests for help are up. Sammie's Friends is running very low on funds.
A major reason for this is that some people do not bother to make an effort to find other help for their pets BEFORE contacting Sammie's Friends.
Sammie's Friends is a LAST resort for help, not the first place to call.
Please do not contact Sammie's Friends for help until you have followed EVERY SINGLE OTHER SUGGESTION on this page.
That means scrolling down all the way to the bottom of this page and pursuing every other possible source for financial aid.
(If you do not have Internet access, you can get it free at the library.)
The primary responsibility of Sammie's Friends is to the Shelter animals, who have no one else to look out for them.
YOU are your pet's best advocate. The health and well-being of your pet is YOUR responsibility.
It requires more effort than making one phone call to Sammie's Friends.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Ask your family, friends, church, or anyone else you can think of for help.
If you own a home, take out a home equity loan or line of credit to pay for your pet's medical needs.
Sell possessions on eBay or Swap Shop, or hold a garage
sale to raise money.
Perform odd jobs or take a second job.
Collect cans and bottles for recycling.
Other Internet resources are listed below.
Sammie's Friends has done the research for you, but we cannot afford to pay the vet bills of every pet in Nevada County.
Our priority is helping the animals at the shelter, so that they can be adopted instead of euthanized.
Finding financial aid to pay for your pet's medical needs can take a lot of time and effort.
But isn't your pet worth it?
If you have exhausted ALL OTHER POSSIBILITIES to help your pet,
AND you are a resident of Nevada County, please click
here to request assistance from Sammie's Friends.
Resources for Pet
addition to the resources listed below, you can also do your own search by putting pet financial aid
for caretakers of dogs, cats and animals in the search line.)
American Animal Hospital Association,
The AAHA Helping Pets Fund helps those in need access quality veterinary
care for their sick or injured pets.
2) Feline Outreach, www.felineoutreach.org.
Promotes the routine and medical care of companion animals, particularly
cats and especially those with diabetes.
3) IMOM, www.imom.org. Dedicated
to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply
because their caretaker is financially challenged.
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, www.onyxandbreezy.org.
Assists animals in a variety of ways, including financial help with
medical treatment for animals when hardship is present.
5) Care Credit, www.carecredit.com.
Credit card through GE Money Company for veterinary care.
6) Cats in Crisis, www.catsincrisis.org.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide
financial assistance for cats with chronic or emergency medical
7) Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP), www.fveap.org.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance
for cats and kittens whose guardians are unable to afford
8) Help-A-Pet, www.help-a-pet.org.
Veterinary financial assistance for physically and mentally challenged
individuals, senior citizens, and children of the working poor.
9) Shakespeare Animal Fund, www.shakespeareanimalfund.org.
Assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual
incomes below $35,000. It's always a one-time grant.
10) The Pet Fund, www.thepetfund.com.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit that provide assistance to owners of domestic
animals who need veterinary care.
11) RedRover Relief, www.redrover.org/relief.
provides financial assistance grants and additional
resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need
urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants
for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers
financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their
pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/
12) Special Needs Doberman, www.doberman911.org.
Financial assistance for senior and special needs Dobermans only.
13) Corgi Aid, www.corgiaid.org.
Financial assistance for rescuers of corgis and corgi mixes