Please review the below prior to applying for support. 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.


Program Eligibility

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.

Ineligible Situations

What types of injury/illness are not eligible for support? These may still be eligible for diagnostic fund support.

  • 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 proper vaccination, e.g. Parvo or Distemper unless due to vaccine failure, Heartworm disease unless due to preventative failure


Regardless of other eligibility criteria, the Foundation will not provide assistance if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • 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




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