Friends & Vets Helping Pets is is here to help during this difficult time. Grants are made to individuals and families whose ability to pay is extremely limited, but also to those of somewhat more substantial means, up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, who may only need minor subsidy to meet the veterinary expenses. Financial aid is intended as a supplement to family resources. All applicants must be prepared to show financial need.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets strives to help as many families as possible funds. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and receive no state or federal funding. We are completely dependent on private and corporate contributions and grants to provide lifesaving veterinary care to sick and injured pets. 100% OF PUBLIC CONTRIBUTIONS GO TO HELP SICK AND INJURED PETS WITH LIFESAVING VETERINARY TREATMENTS. Since we have limited funds, not all applicants will receive a grant. Our board is made up of animal lovers and we understand the emotions involved in situations such as these. We are here to help, listen, and to answer any questions you have.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets does not fund routine vet care, diagnostics like ultrasound and MRI tests or preventative measures. We work on a pre-approval basis and do not fund treatments that have already occurred.
Step One: People interested in receiving a grant from Friends & Vets Helping Pets need to complete and submit the Initial Qualification Form. In order for an applicant(s) to qualify for further review, the applicant(s) must demonstrate financial need. Each application will be reviewed individually. The applicant(s) will then be notified via e-mail of preliminarily approval or denial. Please note: A preliminary approval does not mean the applicant(s) will be qualified for a grant.
Step Two: Upon preliminarily approval, the applicant(s) will be sent a Formal Qualification Form. The applicant(s) must complete the Formal Form and submit along with the required documentation.
Step Three: The veterinarian will receive a Request for Veterinary Approval (if not previously registered with FVHP) and a Pet Information Form. The veterinarian must complete and submit these forms along with their cost estimate for the treatment so that their client may be considered for a grant.
Step Four: Friends Friends & Vets Helping Pets works on a pre-approval basis so once we receive applicant’s formal application and required documentation as well as the veterinarian’s documentation, we will submit the information to our Review Committee for consideration. We will contact all parties via email with the Review Committee’s decision and if approved, the grant amount approved. Upon receipt of this approval letter, the veterinarian is guaranteed payment of agreed funds and may start treatment. treatment. Following treatment, we remit payment to the veterinary clinic/hospital directly.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets does not discriminate based on owner’s race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. If any questions on the application ask for such information, it is important to note that financial aid will not be decided based on such information.