The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) does not provide direct financial assistance to pet owners for veterinary or other expenses, but they do have a page on their website where they offer additional suggestions for what you can do if you are having trouble affording veterinary care.
What can I do if I can’t afford a vet?
When You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care
- Choose pet insurance.
- Get a Credit Line.
- Ask for payment options.
- Consider crowdfunding.
- Host a group yard sale.
- Use free or low cost clinics.
- Ask friends or family.
- Start a pet savings account.
Is there free veterinary care?
Our free veterinary services are available to pets whose owners are on certain means-tested benefits. If your pet requires emergency veterinary treatment you can contact your nearest veterinary location. We also provide an out of hours service for emergency cases only.
Does the Humane Society have vets?
Veterinary Center eligibility requirements. Our Veterinary Centers offer high-quality, low-cost services to pet owners with limited incomes, active or retired military personnel, feral cat caretakers, and nonprofit rescue organizations.
Does the Humane Society treat sick dogs?
Animal Humane Society Veterinary Centers offer high-quality, low-cost wellness services to pet owners with limited incomes, military personnel and veterans, feral cat caretakers, and nonprofit rescue organizations. We do not have the ability to treat sick or injured animals.
What if I can’t afford to take my dog to the vet?
Reach out to your local breed club for information on local, state or national groups involved in breed-specific veterinary care assistance programs. Check out their website and see “Financial help with my vet bills” found under the Pet Care heading.
What happens when you cant pay a vet bill?
If you proceed with treatment but can’t pay the bill, ask if your vet will allow you to repay it on an installment plan. If you decide to use a credit card or a personal loan to pay your vet bill, make sure you understand the debt repayment terms as well as any potential impact on your credit.