Financial Resources for Pet Owners
There are many
charities and organizations that have been created to help pet owners
when veterinary care becomes a financial burden or when they are unable
to care for their pet. Please contact the organizations below if they
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/domestic.
Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides
financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary
care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their
owners cannot afford expensive surgery or medical treatment. Companion
animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal
down or neglect medical needs because of the costs involved.
people help pets". To better the lives of sick, injured and
abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion
animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is
Provides financial aid for life threatening emergencies.
GE Credit, CareCredit is a personal line of credit that offers special
financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs and no
pre-payment penalties so you can keep your pet happy and healthy.
BONDS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the
human-animal companion bond and promoting its value. We believe
in keeping people and pets together. Our vision is to keep pets
out of the animal welfare system and in homes where they belong. We are
almost 6 years old and help out in the Chicagoland area.
the top ten reasons people give up their pets to animal shelters is
because of personal problems/medical crisis. Researchers have concluded
that "availability of temporary accommodations for pets during times of
personal crisis may reduce relinquishment."
Bonds offers temporary assistance to persons who want to keep their
animal companions but are having difficulties that interfere with their
ability to meet their pets' daily needs.
P.O. Box 129
Palos Park, IL 60464
Pet Food Banks
Irving Park Community Food Pantry
Food Corner - The mission of the Pet Food Corner is to assist
unemployed and underemployed families who have trouble feeding and
caring for their beloved pets. Pet Supply distribution occurs on
Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. C.A.R.E. and other local organizations support this area of the pantry with food and supply donations!
3801 North Keeler Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773-283-6296 or toll-free: 800-521-7560
Please contact the
organizations listed above for the most up to date information on their
Check RedRover.org for information on more programs.
updated June 2013