Nevada County Animal Shelter
14647 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized. Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Main: (530) 471-5041
Cat House: (530) 274-1955
The Big Hearts Fund
Raises funds and awareness for pets diagnosed with heart disease.
Brown Dog Foundation
Bridging the gap between the cost of medical care and saving the family pet.
Canine Cancer Awareness
Non-profit organization whose mission is to "raise awarenss of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options." Offers financial assistance for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are finacially unable to provide treatment.
Credit card through GE Money Company for veterinary care.
Financial assistance for rescuers of corgis and corgi mixes.
Emma's Foundation for Canine Cancer
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance for cats and kittens whose guardians are unable to afford veterinary services.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets
Helping those who are under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and who can demonstrate that their pets are facing euthanasia or death if they are unable to pay the medical costs associated with their treatments.
Will prevent the financial burden of life-saving medical care from prematurely ending a beloved pet's life by helping responsible pet owners meet the cost of unanticipated crucial pet treatments.
Dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
The Magic Bullet Fund
Helps families who can't afford cancer treatment costs.
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Assists animals in a variety of ways, including financial help with medical threatment for animals when hardship is present.
Paws 4 A Cure
Provides financial assistance for canine and feline owners who cannot afford veterinary care for their pets.
The Pet Fund
A 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.
RedRover 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 an application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.RedRover.org/domestic
Rose's Fund for Animals
When there is a situation where a pet or found animal has a good chance of being well, but the owner or Good Samaritan can't afford it, Rose's Fund will to the best of their abilities cover the cost.
RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends) is a caring, non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners with financial assistance for veterinary care. They have been helping sick, injured, and abandoned animals since 1988.
Top Dog Foundation Bentley Grant
Looking to support those situations where the owner wants to keep their aging dog, but cannot afford procedures or medications necessary to allow for a continued quaility of life.
Best Friends Animal Hospital
Mother Lode Vet Hospital
Animal Clinic of Rough and Ready
VIP Pet Care comes to Incredible Pets
Resources for Pet Financial Aid
Sammie's Friends has a program to help Nevada County pets in need. We wish we could help the whole world but unfortunately we do not have the resources to do that. Sammie's Friends was originally founded to pay for the medical care of the Nevada County Animal Shelter animals, which we have done for the past ten years. Since 2010, we have operated the county animal shelter.
As a result of a phone call we received many years ago from a woman, we developed a program to help animals in need in our community who live with their guardians. The call went like this...
"I am 80 years old. I have a 15 year old cat who is my last friend on this earth and he's sick. I receive $800/month from Social Security and don't have the money to take him to a veterinarian. Can you help me?"
That was a heartbreaking call and we decided to expand our program to include community animals in need. Each year we help approximately 800 animals in our community to receive veterinary care. We are privately funded by grant writing and wonderful people who choose to donate to this cause so that the animals in our community are not left to suffer or be euthanized because their owners do not have the necessary resources to help them.
This program is for those who have tried getting help from their family and friends, and anywhere else they can and are unable to come up with the needed funds to help their pet. Often many people come up with creative ideas to pay their vet bills such as selling on ebay or Craigslist.
In order to help your pet Sammie's Friends has allotted funds to local veterinarians to be used at their discretion to help pets in need. If you need help for your pet call one of these veterinarians and let them know what is wrong with your pet and that you also need some financial help to pay the bill.
Best Friends Animal Clinic
Brunswick Veterinary Clinic
Brighton Greens Veterinary Hospital
For The Love of Pets
Four Paws Animal Clinic
Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital
Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital
Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center
Pine Creek Veterinary Clinic
If you use a different veterinarian than the ones listed above, please contact Cheryl Wicks at Sammie's Friends 530-471-1456
Below is a list of other organizations that may help you with your veterinarian bills. Please try them for help too. Finding financial aid to pay for your pet's medical needs can take time and effort, but isn't your pet worth it?
Co-Founder and President
Sammie's Community Program
This voucher entitles the bearer to a credit on spaying or neutering
Sammie's Friends Spay/Neuter Vouchers
Low Cost Shot Clinics
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