Financial Issues (veterinary costs, food, etc.)
Pet Food Stamps – You must be receiving some type of public assistance such as food stamps, welfare or social security.
Meals on Wheels Kibble Connection – A program of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for their clients – available in Baltimore City and County.
If you’re being faced with extraordinary veterinary expenses such as surgery, injury, illness, prescriptions, or other vet bills, here are resources that can potentially offer financial help (assistance is not guaranteed, please contact the organization for details):
- The Buddy Foundation of Maryland (provides financial assistance for veterinary costs): tbfmd.org
- Molly’s Hope (provides financial assistance for veterinary costs): mollyshope.org
- The Big Hearts Fund (financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease): bigheartsfund.org
- Brown Dog Foundation (prescription medications): browndogfoundation.org
- Canine Cancer Awareness (helping aid people who can’t afford surgery/medications for sick dogs with cancer): caninecancerawareness.org
- Cats in Crisis (helps cats and kitten with special medical needs): catsincrisis.org
- The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund (helps needy families get treatment for their cats and dogs suffering from cancer): dccfund.org
- IMOM – In Memory of Magic (helps with spay/neuter surgery costs): imom.org
- Magic Bullet Fund (canine cancer assistance): themagicbulletfund.org
- The Mosby Fund (assistance for critically sick or injured dogs): themosbyfoundation.org
- Paws 4 A Cure (provides financial assistance for canine and feline owners who cannot afford vet care): paws4acure.org
- The Pet Fund (provides information to owners about preventative care and financial services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and avoid future medical crises through care and planning): thepetfund.com
- Pets of the Homeless (pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless): petsofthehomeless.org
- RedRover Relief (provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations – also helps domestic violence victims and their pets escape abusive situations together): redrover.org
- Rose’s Fund (provides financial assistance for veterinary costs): rosesfund.org
- Shakespeare Animal Fund (provides financial assistance for veterinary costs): shakespeareanimalfund.org
- Top Dog Foundation “Bentley Grant” (supports medical care of senior dogs – age 10 or older, depending on breed – with serious medical challenges): topdogfoundation.org
- Guide to Pet Financial Resources for Low Income Families
In the event that these alternative resources do not address the circumstances you are experiencing with your pet, please review how to surrender your pet to the Baltimore Humane Society by clicking here.