Finding a Vet That Takes Payments?

My male kitty is nearly 2 years old. For about the past six months or so I have been keeping him indoors. He is not neutered. I am going to get him neutered, ASAP, the problem is he is very tricky and an escape artist. He is also one to roam and fight and comes home so beat up. Please do not judge, I love this animal very much and I do my very best to keep him protected.


However, his injuries (mostly lumps deep scratches) literally take him a couple of weeks to heal up and with other people in the home, he has gotten into the last two fights while injured. I think his paw is infected and has something stuck in it. It is swollen and he is limping and will not let me even look.

I am an unemployed single-mom. This is killing me to not be able to take him to the cat clinic and have him mended and medicated, and neutered! My question is: Does anyone know of a vet in the Pasadena, Arcadia, or surrounding San Gabriel Valley who will provide services for a very small amount of cash during first visit. I am willing to make payments, but they won't be much until I am working. Thank you for taking the time to answer, have a nice evening.


By Monique C.

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January 17, 20142 found this helpful
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Check with local cat rescues and see what they can offer. Also the Humane Society. Usually it is free or $20. Vets in the PNW offer "Care Credit" where you can charge the procedure and pay it off on time interest free. Many Vets have a fund for needed care for people who cannot pay. Call around and you should be able to find one. Good luck.

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January 18, 20140 found this helpful

I would suggest you call your local animal shelter or humane society and explain the situation and hopefully they will be able to help you. Good luck.

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February 4, 20150 found this helpful

There are an increasing number of organizations that help people pay vet bills so that they can keep their animals and so that their animals don't suffer just because their owner is low-income or has fallen on hard times. Check this out:

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October 9, 20160 found this helpful

It has been a few years, and I was not able to locate the number I had to a woman who paid fees to have same procedure. I guess I'm just wanting to assure you there are people, private parties, who love animals so much and are willing to help those who want to be responsible pet owners, but are financially unable to do it themselves at the time. The woman who helped 'Kitty' simply asked what vet I'd use, and that she'd have the procedure paid for by morning, just call, verify, make appt.! Check with local shelters and on line, but honestly, word of mouth; talking with other pet lovers, has been where I've learned of most resources available in my area This is an awesome site here, and I wouldn't be surprised if you've already had somebody respond.


There are just so many generous people out there that restore my faith in humanity when I most need it! Of course, we must always remember to pay it forward when we get back on our feet. Years after I had this woman do this act of kindness for my cat I anonymously donated for the same procedure on an animal in my community. Good luck! And many happy years may u and your feline have together.

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