It would be a wonderful world if no one needed help paying for emergency care for their pets. Unfortunately, there is always a bigger need than even Alex can solve. That’s why we are so happy that other organizations are trying to help cats and dogs too. We can’t do this alone!
When we are unable to help a specific cat or dog, here are some other valuable resources that can be helpful to any pet owner:
Rescues: Always reach out to your local shelters and rescue organizations. Some of these organizations have programs to help, even if they don’t advertise them.
Churches: Occasionally, some churches or religious organizations have provided assistance for pet parents. If you’re a member of a church, give them a call and see if they can help.
Hospitals: Some veterinary hospitals also have financial assistance programs in place. Call your local hospitals and ask if they have a Good Samaritan fund or payment plan program.
Common resources for paying unexpected medical and veterinary bills are care credit and scratch pay. While this is usually easy to apply for right at the veterinarian office, please consider applying for a loan or credit card at your local credit union. Most credit unions are open to anyone who lives in a certain area, and interest rates tend to be much lower than care credit.
My Pet Child can help you find veterinary resources and pet food donations in your local area.
If you have any additional resources to help cats and dogs in need, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet insurance can be another helpful tool for pet emergencies, though you would ideally want to research before an emergency occurs. We don't have much experience with pet insurance at For The Love Of Alex, but here are some useful tips about pet insurance from lendedu.
We truly wish you and your pet the best of luck.
For The Love of Alex Inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency funding for urgent and lifesaving care of pets of low-income families.