GUIDELINES TO RECEIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
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It is a painful reality that for many low/fixed income individuals, obtaining medical care for their pets is unattainable due to the high cost of veterinary services. Actors and Others is one of a handful of organizations – and in some cases the only organization – providing financial assistance for veterinary procedures enabling guardians to care for and keep their companions.
Those seeking help must fill out an online application located below, and while we will do our best to help you, please know up front that we are unable to help everyone. Each case is different and therefore the amount of financial assistance provided also differs with each case, but it is limited. The level of assistance provided depends upon a number of factors including the type of illness or injury, the course of action needed and the funds available at the time of the request. At no time do we cover the cost of the entire procedure.
While we understand and empathize that many are facing unemployment, disability, foreclosure, loss of home and have very little in the way of income, if you do not have any money to assist your pet with veterinary services, we will be unable to help you.
We are deeply grateful to veterinary science for being able to provide so many treatment advances, but many of these come at a considerable cost. We do not have the resources to help in situations where the treatment is in the thousands of dollars.
If your pet is in need of immediate veterinary care where any delay will put the animal at risk, it is your responsibility and duty to take the animal to the veterinarian. Do not wait to contact us and please be aware that even by doing so there is no guarantee that we will be able to provide you with any financial assistance. Your pet’s health must take priority.