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Getting By With A Little Help From Frankies Friends (Financial Help For Pets With Life-Threatening Conditions)

If your finances limit your ability to seek necessary medical treatment for your companion, please contact Frankie’s Friends. They’re a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

FrankiesFriendsTheir mission: “We save pets’ lives by providing grants to help with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for pets whose families cannot afford the full cost of treatment. In addition to Frankie’s Friends’ support, qualifying families are responsible for a portion of the treatment costs for their pets. The veterinary hospitals at which the pets are treated also assist by giving discounts.”

They have special funds to support the care of certified working dogs as well as rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife.

Frankie’s Friends has an active group in Washington State who organizes really interesting, fun fundraising events.


2 comments to Getting By With A Little Help From Frankies Friends (Financial Help For Pets With Life-Threatening Conditions)

  • scott

    i applied for assistance in funds and options to save my 6 yr olds 7 month old puppy but none of my disabiity records and other documents are not on this pc but i will bring them to his appointment in tampa on 12-17-2020

    • Ack! I’m sorry to hear this Scott. Keep trying!

      Ask staff at the vet if they know of other, local or regional orgs who provide this sort of assistance. (There are some in my area, but they’re all local.) Also ask the vet staff whether they accept Care Credit cards, if that’s an option for you. (See below.)

      Another thing to try is calling every single animal rescue org in your area/region to ask if they have this sort of fund or know of an org that does. For some reason, few vet clinics share this info, but many non-profits share info so they’re able to point people in the right direction.

      If using credit (interest-free) is something you can consider, I’d urge you to look into getting a Care Credit card (https://www.carecredit.com/vetmed). It’s used ONLY for veterinary or medical bills, has zero- and low-interest options, and they can usually approve you within a few minutes so there’s no gap in care. I know it’s a tough time to consider taking on more debt, but for some people it’s a decent option.

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