California Resources for Pet Owners in Need:
The ACME Foundation: Clearlake (veterinary care assistance for senior and disabled pet owners)
Actors and Others for Animals: Greater Los Angeles area (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care)
Animal Assistance League of Orange County: Orange County (pet food, transportation and veterinary care assistance)
Animal Health Foundation: Los Angeles and Orange Counties (veterinary care assistance)
AnimalSave: Green Valley (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Animal Welfare Assistance Group: Monterey County (veterinary care assistance, spay/neuter; pet food and supplies for seniors, disabled veterans, owners of service dogs and others; pet care resources and referrals)
Bad Rap: San Francisco (pit bull-specific assistance for finding rental housing and insurance)
California Department of Social Services Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program: Statewide (provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog)
Cat People: Bakersfield (cat food/litter, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance) 661-327-4706
Care Credit: CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you, your family, and even your pets! Once you are approved, you can use it again and again* to help manage health, wellness and beauty costs not covered by insurance.
Cats in Need (of Human Care): Southern California, multiple locations (spay/neuter assistance)
The Chester Foundation: Sacramento region (veterinary care assistance)
FACE Foundation: San Diego (grant assistance for pets in need of emergency or critical care)
FixNation: Los Angeles (spay/neuter assistance for cats)
Friends of Long Beach Animals: Long Beach (spay/neuter assistance)
Haven Humane Society: Redding (low-cost spay/neuter, pet food assistance, emergency veterinary grants for residents receiving Medi-Cal or Medicare) Clinic: 530-241-1658; Shelter: 530-241-1653
Helen Woodward Animal Center: Rancho Santa Fe (pet food)
Helen Woodward Animal Center Animeals program: San Diego County (free pet food for the dogs and cats of elderly or disabled people)
Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley: San Bernardino (low-cost spay/neuter)
Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe: Truckee, Sierra County, Eastern Placer County or Eastern Nevada County (pet food pantry and low cost/free spay & neuter programs for Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas, and those that qualify)
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Keep Your Pet: Sacramento (behavior assistance, veterinary care assistance, services for seniors)
LA Animal Services: Los Angeles (spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip assistance)
Marin Humane Society: Novato (pet care assistance to low-income seniors, persons living with HIV/AIDS and those receiving hospice services; please see website for complete list of services)
Mercy Crusade’s Spay and Neuter Clinic: Oxnard (spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
Mojave Desert Animal Rescue: Western Mojave Desert (pet food & supplies and veterinary assistance for homeless, unemployed, disabled, and senior pet guardians)
Mountains’ Humane Society: Lake Arrowhead (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Napa Humane: Napa (spay/neuter assistance)
Ohlone Humane Society Special Assistance Program: Fremont, Union City, and Newark (veterinary care assistance, pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Orange County SPCA Animal Rescue Fund: Orange County (assistance for veterinary care including spay/neuter)
Palo Alto Humane Society: Palo Alto (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for emergency veterinary care)
PALS: Pets Are Loving Support (veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)
Pasadena Humane Society: Pasadena (spay/neuter assistance)
PAWS/LA: Hollywood (pet food and supplies, veterinary medical care assistance, grooming, spay/neuter, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, and other services)
PAWS San Francisco: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners
Peninsula CatWorks: veterinary care assistance for cats only
Pet Assistance Foundation: Multiple Locations, Southern California (spay/neuter assistance for dogs, cats, and rabbits)
Pet Orphans of Southern California: Van Nuys (veterinary care assistance)
The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry: Orange County (pet food, litter, and flea treatments for unemployed, senior, or disabled pet owners)
Pets Are Wonderful Support: San Diego (pet food/litter, pet supplies, veterinary assistance, animal transport, temporary foster program, veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners)
Placer SPCA SOS Program: Placer County (rental deposits, temporary boarding, pet food and veterinary care assistance)
Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF): Laguna Beach (pet food)
Riverside County Department of Animal Services: Riverside (spay/neuter assistance)
Sacramento SPCA: Sacramento (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
The Sam Simon Foundation: Los Angeles (free surgery for non-orthopedic procedures; free spay/neuter operations, including vaccinations, flea control, deworming, nail trims, and antibiotics)
Sammie’s Friends: Grass Valley (veterinary care assistance)
San Francisco SPCA Animal Hospital: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners, spay/neuter assistance
Santa Cruz SPCA: Santa Cruz (pet food, spay/neuter assistance)
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society: Santa Maria (spay/neuter assistance, microchips, pet food bank)
SEAACA: Downey (veterinary medical care assistance, spay/neuter, vaccination assistance)
Sequoia Humane Society: Eureka (spay/neuter assistance)
SHARE Marin Humane Society: veterinary care assistance programs for senior, disabled or ill pet owners
Spay Neuter Animal Network (SPAN): Ventura (spay/neuter assistance)
SPCA for Monterey County: Monterey (pet food, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance)
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation: Walnut Creek (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, emergency veterinary assistance)
VET SOS: San Francisco (free veterinary care and supplies for pets of the homeless)
Voice for the Animals Foundation: Santa Monica (veterinary care assistance)
National Resources for Pet Owners in Need:
The Big Hearts Fund: for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease
Brown Dog Foundation: prescription medications
Care Credit: Provides a line of credit to parents of pets in need of veterinary care. Online application.
Companion Bridge: an online community for those with animals that require significant medical care to solicit physical, emotional, and financial help
CorgiAid: Financial assistance for Corgi and Corgi-mixes
Fetch a Cure: Support and assistance for pets with cancer
The Gandalf Fund: financial assistance for working and retired assistance dogs in the event of catastrophic illness or accidental injury.
HandicappedPets: Support for handicapped and special needs pets.
Harley’s Hope: services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors, and pets living in short-term foster care.
Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation: for pets under the care of a board-certified veterinary oncologist.
Labrador Lifeline: Financial assistance for owners of Labrador Retrievers
Land of Pure Gold Foundation: financial aid for Working Dogs (Assistance, Detection, Search & Rescue, Enforcement, Military and Animal-Assisted Therapy Dogs) who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Magic Bullet Fund: cancer-specific
The Perseus Foundation: support for pets diagnosed with cancer
Petkey: worldwide lost & found pet recovery database.
Pets of the Homeless: pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless
Pit Bull Rescue Central: resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and any mixes thereof.
The Riedel & Cody Fund: for pets suffering with cancer
Special Needs Dobermans: Financial assistance for senior and special needs Doberman Pinschers.
Tipper & Squirt Care for Cushings Fund: financial assistance for families struggling to pay medical care costs associated with Cushing’s disease.
Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant”: for senior dogs
Vetary: Provide simplified financing/credit to owners of pets needing veterinary care, instant online approval.
Owner Relinquishment Letter: Letter for an owner of a pet to relinquish ownership of a pet to another person. (Download, print, sign and return)