Programs Eligibility

Ineligible Situations

  • Dental Issues arising from neglect. Trauma, Genetic or Illness-related dental issues are eligible to apply

  • Preventive and Routine care: Vaccination, spay or neuter, routine dental cleaning or dental exams/extractions/treatment required arising from dental neglect

  • Treatment for conditions that could have been avoided with spay/neuter/vaccination, e.g. Pyometra, C=sections, Prostate infection, Testicular cancer, Parvo or Distemper unless due to vaccine failure, Heartworm disease unless due to preventative failure

  • Most prostate diseases

Exclusions

  • The condition being treated could have been prevented through routine vaccination, routine dental care, or more timely veterinary evaluation, such as Parvo

  • Injury or illness is a result of neglect or abuse

  • Evaluation and treatment has already been completed

  • We have already supported one pet/one situation/one family in the prior year

General Requirements

  • Your pet is a canine or feline (dog or cat)

  • You and your pet must live in Monterey County, California

  • When your program requires a match, that portion may come from you, friends, other animal organizations, credit 

  • You must be able to prove financial need

  • You cannot delay the appropriate and necessary care of your pet while waiting for processing of your application for a pet health care grant 

  • If over $500, treating veterinarian must provide a professional opinion that  a positive outcome is likely for your pet if a pet health care grant is provided

Submitting an application does not guarantee approval. Please do not make an appointment or request treatments from your veterinarian you cannot pay for until you have received confirmation of financial assistance. We will notify you and your veterinarian once a decision has been made.

 
Sleeping Cat

DIAGNOSTIC / STABILIZATION
$500 MAXIMUM
NO OWNER CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED

Get Em to the Vet! Up to $500 for

diagnostics primarily used when the pet owner otherwise couldn't or wouldn't go to

the vet because of financial limitations.

Dog on Leash

SHORT TERM / CRITICAL
$1500 MAXIMUM
REQUIRES OWNER CONTRIBUTION

Medical diagnostics, stabilization & initial treatment for chronic illness, as well as diagnostics and care for short term acute injury or illness such as traumatic wounds, acute illness, and injury

Cat Portrait

LONG TERM / CONTINUED
$6000 OVER 24 MONTHS
REQUIRES OWNER CONTRIBUTION

Continued care for newly diagnosed

chronic medical conditions or pre-

existing medical conditions when the owner can no longer afford medical treatment.