Sunday, July 6, 2008

Money to Pay for Veterinary Bills?

Update:  More help for pets.  With hard economic times, a touchy subject for pet owners are veterinary bills. Many humans are hard-pressed to find money for their own medical bills. But what if your beloved pet is gravely ill, and you just don't have the money?

Some avenues of help exist, although they are flooded with applicants. A good place to start looking is IMOM (In Memory of Magic). This nonprofit group may help qualified pet owners IF: the medical procedure is pending (not one already done), and the owner is unable to pay for it, AND the surgery is required--not elective--for the animal's survival or relief from pain. They also have a program to financially aid pet rescue organizations. Besides this, they have a page listing other veterinary financial aid organizations.

The Magic Bullet Fund helps canines suffering from cancer whose owners are unable to afford treatment.
Actors and Others for Animals runs several programs for animals, including a program for low-cost spaying and neutering and emergency veterinary assistance in southern California. Call at (818) 755-6045 or (818) 755-6323 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., Pacific time.

No comments: