Financial Assistance Policies

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 Financial Assistance Policies

** If you are seeking financial assistance, please carefully read the entire contents of this page then click Next Page - Apply For Assistance. It is imperative that you read each section before completing the application process.**

Paws 4 A Cure reserves the right to suspend or revoke fundraising privileges, or suspend or close ongoing sponsor cases, at any time, with or without cause, with or without prior notice. 

(1)   Submission of an application:

a.    Applications for financial assistance must be submitted by a qualified person. Any application received that is not qualified will not be considered;

b.    Email is the preferred method of communication, however, documentation can also be submitted by fax;

c.     If an application received is incomplete, the application will not be considered, however, the applicant may submit a new, complete application; 

d.    All of the information provided on an application will be verified through several sources. If any information is falsified on an application, the applicants’ case will be closed without prior notice. Applicant will be made aware of the action;

e.    Approved applications will cover the specific condition noted on the application and will not cover any additional conditions or treatments;

·      Approved applications will only encompass the amount of funding requested and will not cover additional funding.

f.      Any updates and/or conditional changes with your veterinarian must be communicated to Paws 4 A Cure;

g.    Non-specific fundraising and emergency or ad hoc applications are to provide care on a singular, one-time basis.

(2)   Fundraising is a crucial part of the ability to finance, in part, your pet’s care. Paws 4 A Cure requires our approved applicants to seek funding through donors. Paws 4 A Cure will also keep track of money raised through fundraising and communicate to our donors to make them aware of your additional funding needs. Paws 4 A Cure must be notified of any fundraising efforts.
 (3)   Paws 4 A Cure is required to be made aware of the following:

a)      Any treatment or conditional updates from your veterinarian

b)      The treatment schedule i.e., office visits, procedures, etc.

·      Failure to notify Paws 4 A Cure on the above items may result in closure of your case and/or non-payment of veterinarian services; 

(4) With the current economic crisis, our donations are at an all-time low and the number of applications received has increased considerably. Please visit our Helpful Resources page to apply to other organizations for additional financial assistance.  

If your application is accepted, you are required to:

    • Provide a clear photo(s) of your dog/cat facing the camera,
    • Provide a story of why your dog/cat needs assistance,
    • Provide updates after treatment and their progress,
    • Let us know if your financial situation changes,
    • Once you receive the email that your fundraising page is completed, you must share your fundraising page with your friends, family and local news media to help generate donations. 
If you are approved, you are guaranteed up to the amount that you have been approved for but you are REQUIRED to fundraise by sharing the fundraising page that Paws 4 A Cure creates with your friends, family and local news media to generate donations for your dog or cat's veterinary care. You must CC Paws 4 A Cure on your emails to the newspaper or TV stations. You must provide the links to the online news media articles if they create an article on their websites.  If you do not fundraise for your dog or cat's veterinary care, Paws 4 A Cure will not send payment to the veterinary practice.
If your application is accepted and treatment is being done at a different veterinary practice than what was originally provided to Paws 4 A Cure, the new veterinary practice must complete a Veterinary Packet and provide a new estimate. The grant does not automatically carry over to a new veterinary practice. Once Paws 4 A Cure receives the new Veterinary Packet and estimate, a new acceptance letter will be provided. An email will be sent to the original veterinary practice making them aware that the acceptance letter has been voided. 
Information provided on the online application or by email or fax will be kept confidential and will not be given to any other organization for 3rd party solicitations. All information provided is for Paws 4 A Cure application use only.