Below is a list of helpful resources for information and financial assistance.
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The Pain Medicine service at Angell Animal Medical Center offers treatment for companion animals with discomfort that negatively affects their quality of life, regardless of their primary diagnosis. Many of our patients have complex medical issues that complicate treatment for pain. Some owners seek help in accurately determining whether their animals are in pain and how much they are suffering. Many of our patients are nearing the end of their life and this service helps pet owners decide on comfort care measures and address quality of life concerns. www.angell.org/painmedicine.
The Oncology service at Angell Animal Medical
Angell's board-certified veterinary oncologists are committed to improving your companion’s quality of life in an atmosphere of caring and compassion. They work together with our board-certified anesthesiologist, surgeons, in-house pathologists and Pain Medicine clinic to provide maximum comfort and safety for patients. This includes routine use of Vascular Access Ports to more comfortably administer treatment (less needles!), and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). IMRT shapes radiation beams with such precision that nearby structures (eyes, heart, etc.) remain unharmed, and side effects are drastically minimized. www.angell.org/radiation
** Discount provided with referral by Paws 4 A Cure will give you a discount. Paws 4 A Cure referral letter must be presented at the time of service. **
Georgia’s Legacy is an online canine cancer information and support resource that offers personal support, resource referrals and other tools that dog owners can use to help them be a more effective member of their dog’s cancer team. On its website, www.FightCanineCancer.com, pet owners will find information about financial assistance options, clinical trials, diet and nutrition, hospice care, pet loss and grief, and more.
Pet Cancer Support Group - on Facebook under Pet Cancer Support
"The Pet Cancer Support Group is a group of caring, knowledgeable pet owners who know what you're going through right now, and who are there to share the journey with you. Members include people whose pet has recently been diagnosed, and those who have already fought the battle....including some great success stories of dogs who have faced overwhelming odds and beaten cancer." – information provided by Georgia’s Legacy
"Save on pet medications for chronic conditions like arthritis, epilepsy and diabetes. Plus, members earn 10% reward on Walgreens brand products."
Financial Assistance Resources:
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“Offers pet owners in temporary financial crisis an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable but life-threatening condition or illness in order to restore quality of life for pet and owner.”
“Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc. is a tax-deductible non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options. Donations made to Canine Cancer Awareness are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.”
Emma's Foundation For Canine Cancer
"We provide financial assistance to dog owners who are financially challenged and are unable to pay for the canine cancer treatments of their dogs. Our assistance is based on financial need and we currently are helping Vermont and Florida Residents Only."
“To prevent Massachusetts dogs from being surrendered to shelters when their DogParents face financial crisis. We assist qualified Massachusetts DogParents with dog food, cost of medical assistance and general wellness.You may apply on our website for assistance. Applications which detail your financial information and origins and veterinary status are required to be considered. We have limits of $300, and $800 dollars per year and do not guarantee assistance to applicants. Dogs must be neutered/spayed or the DogParent to must agree to neuter or spay."
“FETCH provides financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.” - Virginia Residents Only
“Pets must be recommended for the Hope Fund support by their attending veterinarian. The Hope Fund is used when a necessary therapy would otherwise be impossible financially. Financial support may be given to families who demonstrate substantial financial need and whose pets would have a good prognosis from a single intervention for long-term recovery to a normal quality of life.” – information provided by Georgia’s Legacy
"We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that finances individuals of low income, shelters,or rescues to have their pets receive holistic treatments such as acupuncture,chiropractic care, reiki, swimming therapy, etc."
“Grants are $500 per individual working dog, the reimbursements provided directly to respective veterinary personnel for oncology related expenses in the United States and Canada. Applicants MUST BE active working dogs, that is, in the areas of assistance, detection, search & rescue, enforcement, military work, or animal-assisted therapy.” – information provided by Georgia’s Legacy
“The Riedel & Cody Fund (RCF) offers grants and matching grants to families who cannot afford the cost of their pet’s cancer care. Families who apply for grant funding must have a combined household income of less than $50,000 and must have a cancer diagnosis from a Board Certified Veterinary Oncologist.” information provided by Georgia’s Legacy
“The goal of the Pet Fund is to provide financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.”
SeniorCare, Inc. Area Agency on Aging operates the Pawsitive Connections Program, which provides information and services to elders and their pets. Grants are small, must be invoiced directly to the program (no reimbursements to consumers), paid directly to the animal’s care provider, and are limited to pet owners aged 60 or older who live in one of the following cities or towns in Massachusetts: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. For more information, contact SeniorCare at 978-281-1750, ext.313.
"The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations."
"Second Chance Animal Shelter has expanded its Wellness Center to include a subsidized veterinary clinic as part of our Community Healthy Pet Initiative. This is open to the general public so everyone is welcome to come to our veterinary clinic for their pet’s care. However, the reduced fees of our subsidized veterinary clinic are only available to those that qualify. You must meet the income requirement to receive the prices listed on our fee schedule." - Massachusetts
The Magic Bullet Fund
“Helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment. To the caretaker of a dog with cancer, the focus is not on advancing medical science or curing cancer. The focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of a beloved companion.”
“Traditionally, animals with extreme medical needs who are taken in by animal control shelters are euthanized because the funds needed to pay for extensive surgeries and other expensive treatment just haven't been available. But many of these animals would make wonderful, loving pets if only they had access to the medical treatment they need. The Picasso Veterinary Fund was created to give these animals the second chances they deserve. By paying for medical treatment that otherwise would not be available to them, the Fund is saving lives that in the past would have been lost.”
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