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Sees each animal as a unique individual. We strive to ensure all animals receive the medical care they require and the caring homes they deserve.
Animal Wellness Foundation
Fund provides people with the short-term financial assistance they need for their pet’s care until they are able to pay for the services themselves.
NO EMERGENCY FUNDS Provides interest free loans for unexpected vet expenses or pet rental deposits.
For dogs only, must receive care through an approved veterinarian, also offers the Zach Memorial Fund for dogs with cancer.
Veterinary Care Partnership (VCP) Program
IAADP has established an emergency veterinary fund to provide financial aid to United States IAADP Partner Members whose assistance dogs require high cost veterinary intervention beyond their ability to pay. Seven caring companies in the animal health community have responded to the need for this supportive fund with an annual contribution: Bayer Animal Health, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Nestle Purina, Nutramax Laboratories, Procter & Gamble and Royal Canin USA. IAADP is thrilled to have them participate in this humanitarian effort to assist members on a low income. This fund enables assistance dog partner members to provide help for their canine partners if a sudden illness or injury requires high cost veterinary intervention, beyond their financial means.
This is a grant, not an insurance or entitlement program. ONLY the Veterinarian can initiate the request for a grant to Nutramax Laboratories, administrator of the program. Members contacting Nutramax Laboratories directly will VOID their eligibility for a grant.
Our mission is to help our community by providing temporary assistance of pet food to families suffering financial hardships, low income seniors, disabled and homeless individuals.
700 Easton Dr #29
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry
Provides pet food for working homeless people and low income people and their pets. Finds homes for homeless pets and assists in getting pets spayed and neutered.
Basic Needs Foundation
Best Friends Animal Society offers a comprehensive listing of resources by state and breed, as well as for individuals who are disabled or have assistance animals.
NO EMERGENCY FUNDS Provides funds for non-basic, non-emergency care.
We are an organization dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. We provide assistance to families who normally live above the poverty line, but have experienced a financial setback – unemployment, unexpected and major medical bills, loss of home, etc. We are designed as a one-time benefit in most situations. We are committed to ensuring we help maintain and strengthen the bond between pets and their families during times of unexpected financial crisis.
NO EMERGENCY FUNDS. Provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog
Care Credit offers payment plans for individuals who need help with various types of bills, including veterinary care.
Also offers assistance with general veterinary care, feed, grain and foot care.
An organization who’s primary focus is bringing visibility to smaller independent shelters and rescue groups while bringing awareness to homeless animals in need.