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The following is a list of resources that offer financial assistance for pet owners who are struggling to pay for care for their pet, as well as senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who are seriously ill. This includes national resources that provide assistance in the Midwest, and Minnesota-specific resources. Mission Animal Hospital is not directly affiliated with any organization listed below. 

General Assistance for Veterinary Care Grants
  • RedRover Relief Urgent Care Grants fund urgent, life-saving veterinary care anywhere in the United States. 

  • The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping sick and injured dogs by funding urgent medical care and aiding with veterinary bills for serious conditions. 

  • Frankie’s Friends is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. National Frankie’s Friend Fund provides financial support for lifesaving emergency or specialty treatment. Frankie’s Friends also works with other funds to provide support for pets needing treatment and care.

  • The Pet Fund works only on non-basic, non-urgent care. This category includes medical needs such as cancer treatment, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc. 

  • The Mosby Foundation provides financial assistance for non-routine medical care for sick, abused and neglected dogs. 

  • For the Love of Alex provides emergency funding for life-saving veterinary care of low-income families. 

  • Brown Dog Foundation provides assistance for sick pets that would likely respond to treatment. 

  • Onyx & Breezy Foundation provides funding and support to Pets of individuals where medical hardship is present. 

  • Paws 4 A Cure provides assistance with veterinary care for all illnesses and injury treatment which also includes medication, insulin, Heartworm positive treatment and medical equipment such as wheelchairs. 

  • STARelief’s goal is to reduce the number of pets that are left behind or surrendered to local animal shelters, and to work toward a future where decisions about providing food or medical care for pets are never made on the basis of cost. 

  • Molly's Hope offers financial assistance for pets in need of emergency medical treatment.

  • Pet Assistance, Inc. aims to keep pets in their own homes amid financial and medical crisis.

  • Oscar's Cause provides funding for non-emergency medical care as well as medical emergencies.

Funding Sources for Pets with Cancer
  • The Live Like Roo Foundation offers grants, care packages, special experiences and more to help pets and their families get through cancer diagnoses. 

  • Frankie’s Friends is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Their Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Fund assists owners who are unable to afford cancer treatment for their pets. 

  • The Pie Fund provides financial assistance to help make quality veterinary care available for companion animals suffering from cancer.  


Crowdfunding Platforms 
  • Waggle is a crowdfunding model. Its power exists in collaboration – they work side by side with pet owners to create and run fundraisers. 100% of fundraised funds go directly to your pet’s care. **Hover over the Add a Pet bar, then click “Add your pet to Waggle”

Free and Low-Cost Routine Care Resources
  • VeTouch

    • One Sunday per month, Minneapolis

    • Free exams, rabies/distemper vaccines, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives for those who are unhoused or on public assistance

    • Schedule an appointment by email:




  • The Street Dog Coalition

    • Dates listed on website

    • Free physical exams, vaccinations, preventative care, spay/neuter vouchers

Spay & Neuter Programs
  • Animal Humane Society

    • Income-based reduced fees available (listed below)

    • Cats: $113 neuter / $150 spay

    • Dogs: $188-$263 depending on weight

  • MNSnap

    • Cats: $100 neuter / $120 spay

    • Dogs: $160-$200 depending on weight

Free Pet Food & Supplies
  • North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    • Provides families with pet food & supplies once per month

    • Deliveries available in North Minneapolis

  • The Bond Between Pet Food Shelf

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.; Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    • Provides Minneapolis families with pet food & supplies once per month; other families once every six months


Help for Cats with Diabetes​
  • Diabetic Cats in Need provides assistance to keep diabetic cats in their original homes, regardless of the income level of their caregivers. 

Donated Dog Wheelchairs
  • The Handicapped Pets foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to the health and well-being of elderly, disabled, and injured pets. They donate new or reconditioned wheelchairs to pets-in-need.

Temporary Boarding Resources for Pets​
  • Mission Animal Hospital has created a list of organizations that work with people experiencing domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking to find temporary boarding options for their pets.

Breed-Specific Assistance Options
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