Banfield Charitable Trust offers financial assistance to pet owners struggling to pay for preventive and emergency veterinary care for their pets.
Veterinary care for life-threatening emergencies
HOPE Funds is a donor-supported program for immediately life-threatening conditions only. They are intended to treat a variety but limited number of conditions and are delivered through our pet care partner, Banfield Pet Hospital. Due to high demand for help and limited funding, we must review each veterinary emergency on a case-by-case basis and, unfortunately, not everyone who applies for HOPE Funds will receive assistance.
Banfield Charitable Trust believes every pet owner should be invested in their pet’s care and that means pet owners are required to contribute a significant portion to their pet’s care. Due to limited funding and a high number of requests, HOPE Funds cannot cover the entire cost of your pet’s treatment. Before HOPE Funds can be considered as an option, pet owners must first fill out a Care Credit application. If Care Credit is granted, they must use that money before HOPE Funds can be considered as an option.
To ensure that donations are being used properly, pet owners must be able to demonstrate financial need. This means pet owners must provide documentation including proof of public assistance such as welfare, food stamps, Social Security, SSI disability, or other state or federally funded programs.
If employed, pay stubs from every adult in the household must be produced to determine qualifications under low income guidelines.
HOPE Funds are a limited resource and not all Banfield locations have funds available. To learn more about availability of funds and whether you and your pet qualify, contact a Banfield Pet Hospital — find one near you.
Banfield Charitable Trust helps fund charitable wellness plans through our veterinary care partner Banfield Pet Hospital to qualifying pet owners living on a fixed income. These plans include vaccinations, certain routine tests, and a limited number of office calls – all to help keep pets and families together. If you are interested in learning more about qualifications and availability, contact a Banfield Pet Hospital in your area – find one near you.
Banfield Charitable Trust also provides veterinary care assistance grants to nonprofits working with struggling pet owners in local communities. Check out the map for a list of local pet-related nonprofits we assisted in 2012.
In honor of our service men and women’s commitment to our country, enlisted military personnel automatically qualify for Banfield Charitable Trust’s veterinary care assistance programs. Please call us at 503-922-5801 to learn more about accessing our HOPE Funds program for qualifying urgent, emergency care cases and preventive care plans offered through participating Banfield Pet Hospitals.
View Vet care assistance programs funded by BCT in a full screen map
Here is a list of other veterinary care resources designed to help struggling pet owners. We encourage you to contact your local humane society and/or shelter(s) since they are most likely to know about local low-cost or free services available.
- Big Hearts Fund (Canine and feline heart disease)
- Brown Dog Foundation
- Buddy Care Foundation
- Canine Cancer Awareness
- Care Credit
- Cats in Crisis
- Cody’s Club (radiation treatment)
- Diabetic Pets
- Extend Credit (for veterinary practices)
- Fairy Dog Parents (Massachusetts only)
- Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance
- Frankie’s Friends (works with veterinarians only)
- Gracie’s Mission
- Humane Society of United States
- In Memory of Magic
- K9 Carts (donated wheelchair carts for dogs)
- Magic Bullet Fund (cancer treatment)
- The Mosby Foundation
- Onyx and Breezy Foundation
- Paws 4 a Cure
- Pets Are Wonderful Support
- Rose’s Fund
- The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund
- The Pet Fund
- The Riedel & Cody Fund (cancer treatment)
- Shakespeare Animal Fund
- Scout’s Fund (physical therapy)
- Top Dog Foundation (senior dogs only)