If you are not a PAWS client, or if you are a PAWS client and have exhausted your PAWS vet fund, we have compiled some information to assist you with covering the cost of veterinary care. Included is a list of organizations in the Bay Area and Northern California that provide financial assistance for veterinary care.

Financial Assistance Information

Financial Assistance Tips for Medical Treatment for Your Pet
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The Humane Society of the United States has a very informative webpage giving advice and links to assist with veterinary costs: Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care?

Financial Assistance Organizations – SF Bay Area & Northern California

Marin Humane Society
Novato, CA
Provides pet care assistance in Marin County to seniors with low-income, people living with HIV/AIDS, and those receiving hospice services in Marin County. They also provide Pet Meals on Wheels, dog obedience classes for seniors and adoption assistance for home-bound residents.

PETaluma Pet Pals
Petaluma CA
Provides spay/neuter coupons and financial support for one-time vet emergency care.

The Pet Fund
Sacramento, CA
The Pet Fund ONLY funds non-basic, non-emergency care. This includes medical care that is above and beyond basic care but which does not require urgent treatment. They have a wait list for funding, due to the large number of applicants.

SF Aid for Animals
San Francisco, CA
Provides grants for urgent vet services for SF residents, who must apply through their veterinarian.

Dog breed-specific veterinary care assistance programs