What can a pet owner do if he or she cannot afford the expenses associated with veterinary care?
We love our animals and tend to treat them as cherished members of our families. And when they get sick or injured, we want to give them the best possible care to ease their suffering and help them heal.
But proper veterinary care can be expensive. Where can families turn when faced with the need for veterinary care they cannot afford? In her article “Help Paying Vet Bills,” author Brenda Reeves explains that there are many options for families facing challenging financial times along with the added stress of a sick or injured pet.
Reeves provides valuable information about a number of organizations that offer help in various ways to cover the cost of veterinary care. Along with helpful descriptions of the services offered by the different organizations, Reeves also includes contact information.
One of our favorite charitable organizations is Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation. Their Happy Tails fund helps “otherwise loving and responsible families who cannot afford the cost” of veterinary care. (This group has no affiliation with Frankie the Law Dog.)
Check out these groups, make a donation if you can, and pass along this information to friends and family who might need their services.