Raising Funds

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Ways to raise money to maximize your
funding to help your furchild receive the veterinary care that they need.

Below are some ways to fundraise for your dog or cat's veterinary care along with applying for assistance:
  • Have a garage sale or yard sale
  • Have a bake sale
  • Sell your clothes and household items on 

Care Credit
If your treating veterinarian does not accept CareCredit, please disregard this section of the application process. 
CareCredit is not a grant, it is a medical/veterinary credit card.

If your vet accepts CareCredit, you are required to apply to CareCredit to maximize your funding potential.

“CareCredit offers Special Financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no pre-payment penalties so you can keep your pet healthy and happy”. – quoted from the CareCredit website

If you are accepted through CareCredit, you are required to use that balance before Paws 4 A Cure can assist with financial assistance.

Since Paws 4 A Cure relies on donations from the public, you need to use whatever funds that are available to you.

You may apply for CareCredit online via their website at http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/.

Since Paws 4 A Cure is not affiliated with CareCredit, you will need to provide a copy of your approval/denial letter or take a screenshot of your approval/denial on your computer or phone. We cannot call CareCredit. 
Scratch Pay offers simple and affordable payment plans for large veterinary bills. Apply for Scratch Pay and check your interest rate any time without affecting your credit score. Completing the application and accepting the loan terms takes just a couple of minutes and can be done from your cell phone or computer. Scratch Pay can help get your pet the care they need. If your vet has not yet signed up for Scratch Pay, ask your vet to join Scratch for free. 
For information about Scratch Pay click here: https://www.scratchpay.com

Set up a Waggle fundraising page
"Waggle Crowdfunding for Pets provides you, your team and your community a new tool and insights to help raise funds and get your pet treated.

We exist because we believe in a world where no pet is euthanized for financial reasons. We are a group of passionate animal lovers. And we know how easy it is to be down on your luck, to fall through the cracks, the have to choose between your pet and paying your bills. So we set out on a mission to change the way pet safety nets work.

To solve this problem, we had to innovate. Waggle is a revolutionary crowdfunding model. Transparent, purposeful, and unprecedentedly successful. Its power exists in collaboration – we work side by side with you to create and run successful fundraisers. 100% of funds go directly to your pet’s care. To do this, we have brought together some of the finest minds in the veterinary profession and pet industry. And we’re going to help you save your pet’s life."

For more information about Waggle click here: https://waggle.org

Set up a GoFundMe fundraising page 
"GoFundMe is an American for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses." https://www.gofundme.com/
This section copied from the Humane Society's website

If your animal requires emergency veterinary care and you cannot afford treatment, contact nearby veterinary colleges that may have programs. If you are unsure what qualifies as emergency veterinary care, call your veterinarian and describe the symptoms.
Working with veterinarians
  • Negotiate a payment plan with your vet. If you're a client in good standing, they may be happy to work out a weekly or monthly payment plan. However, a vet you've never been to may not agree to such a plan.
  • Get a second opinion. You may pay a consultation fee, but another vet may have other, less expensive ways to treat your pet.
  • Use a vet in a less expensive area. Vets in smaller towns may charge lower fees.
  • Check out local veterinary schools. Many run low-cost clinics for limited income clients.
Fundraising and temporary credit
  • Ask if your veterinarian accepts Care Credit, a credit card specifically for health care expenses, including for pets.
  • Try a fundraising platform such as GoFundMe, which enables you to create a personal fundraising page.
  • Consider Waggle, a pet-dedicated crowdfunding solution that channels funds directly to verified veterinarians for a pet’s care.

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