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I need help for kitten with broken leg. The owner cannot afford the 3600.00 quoted. Any ideas?
My dog is very sick and I have no money right now. I do have a job. She needs a vet now.
I would contact your local humane society and ask if they can refer you to someone, also you might try your local animal rescues besides the humane society as they can sometimes get cheap veterinary care. Another thing you might want to do is check out your local feed and seed store and talk with someone who works there. They are often knowledgeable about animal conditions or problems and might can recommend a treatment or direct you to someone they know who is affordable.
Here are a few things you can check out.
My sister's dog needs a vet. He has something seriously wrong with him. His testicles are swollen. He has fluids coming from his back leg and the head to his penis is swollen to the size of a golf ball. She did take him to the vet's, but the vet diagnosed him with the wrong thing and gave him the wrong meds. The fluids come from his penis when he pees, so it is not just pee. My sister really needs to take him to a vet that will do payments cause he is a very good dog.
I don't know of any that do payments, but your dog needs to go to the vet regardless.
I need a vet for my 7 year old Lab that hurt his leg and can hardly walk and is crying. However I do not have money up front. Can someone please?
It would be a lot easier to help if we had an idea where you lived. There are many states that now have mobile vet clinics in certain areas. Here are a few things you can try:
My boyfriend's dog got ahold of my little kitty today and now she has her jaw broken and needs surgery. I can't afford it and don't want to lose her or for her to live unhappy with her mouth always open if it heals by itself. The vet said it would cost up to 1000.00 at the most, but I could barely afford her bill today. Help please.
Contact your local Humane Society. The website for our local Humane Society lists several clinics that provide emergency services. Contact the clinics to see if any can work with you to discount fee or offer payments. The Humane Society site also has contact information for 5 local groups that provide financial aid for a pet's medical service. Hopefully your local Humane Society can help. It is very important that you get a broken jaw dealt with right away!!
I have a puppy who cut her leg really bad and with the holiday I have no money. She needs to see the vet badly.I have four babies that love her; she is family. Can someone please help me with any information.
My dog Penny, is a chi-doxie mix. She is having emergency surgery for a blocked intestine, as I am writing this. I'm waiting to hear if she is ok. She has been vomiting and not eating for 6 days. I have been to 3 vets to find out what is wrong. The charge for the services so far is $4000 and expected to increase if she makes it through the surgery.
Your dog is just precious! I hope she pulls through! You are in my thoughts!
I'm sorry to hear you dog is very sick. I hope she is doing better now.
I think the best thing you can do is to try to work out something with your vet. Explain your circumstances and ask if he will accept a small amount each month or offer to do some work for his office to go towards paying down the debt.
As far as your house repairs go, I would contact the larger churches in your area and explain your situation and what specifically you need done to make your home livable. Organizations like these often have volunteers who mow lawns and make minor home repairs.
Your county or city social services department also may be able to assist you with daily living expenses, if you qualify. They also may be able to direct you to nonprofit agencies in your area that may be able to help you as well.
Your local phone directory has these telephone numbers and also may have a section that explains the kinds of services different government agencies offer.
Good luck, and don't give up! We're all rooting for you and Penny!
try carecredit.com I hope all is well with your baby.
Try the Brown Dog Foundation. A friend of mine got assistance for her vet bills through these people.
Good luck with the precious doggy.
I have no tip for you, but I'm so sorry to hear of the ordeal you are both going through. Hope the vet can save her!
Follow this link and scroll down to "Financial Help for Veterinary Expenses": www.columbushumanesociety.org/
I am saying prayers for your adorable
sweet face baby. And for you to find
the help you need.
Hello Joy & Penny
There are supposed to be many organizations out there to help, try these:
some of the above may be able to recommend other places.
I believe that California was one of the states that offers many assistance programs....I sure hope so anyway.
Also, if you're a member of a Yahoo! Group-try doing a search there. The Dog Whisperer Fan Club did have some links for assistance.
I'll hold your Baby in my Prayers, and I hope you both can get some much needed assistance.
Just know you're not alone. I have 3 Babies (aka dogs) and I'm disabled with Lyme Disease-final stage-and we live (no, survive on $600.00 a month) with the Grace of God.
God's Blessings t both of you. Never, never give up!
Within 3 days one side of my dog's mouth has swollen horribly. I think it's an abscess or tumor. I don't have much money.I need to find a vet who will let me make a payment plan in Butler county PA. Please help. I'm so scared for my baby.
I think he really needs to see a vet ASAP and we have no money right now. He has chewed his back raw and I saw a bug on him. I can not have him around me with bugs due to health issues. Mostly we want to get him some help and relief. Any suggestions?
I want to sterilize my dog. He's a Shih Tzu. I would like to do it by making payments if it's possible. Were can I do that? I live in Springfield MA.
I have a puppy that may have an infection in his ankle. Is there a vet that could take payment plans?
My cat Smokey is a 4 year old male and we had him fixed about 2 years ago. Smokey has been puking after he eats and it's been going on for almost 2 weeks. I really can't afford medical treatment for him and I was hoping you could recommend a vet that will take monthly payments.
By Joanne C
Ask friends and neighbors if they know of a Vet that takes payments. Then try calling Vets and telling them about your situation. You could offer to work in exchange for treatment. Try calling animal rescue groups, sometimes they can help. In the future set aside a small amount monthly for Vet. bills. They are inevitable. Good luck.
I do not have any money to pay a vet bill for my dog who might need surgery. I have no pet insurance. I need to find a vet that will let me pay in installments in the Glasgow or north/south Lanarkshire area.
Info needed asap.
Every year our cat Marley seems to get itchy around his neck. He's an indoor cat, and is never allowed outside. I know we don't have fleas in our home. We would like to find a vet that would accept payments if possible.
I have a 6 year old Pit. I just got her back from the SPCA and she has an ear infection. I'm on disability and I do not have any money right now to take her to the vet and with this all said and done. I know she needs to be seen so please if there's anyone that knows of a veterinarian who will take payments from a customer not having any credit or bad credit I promise with all my might with God on my side to pay back every penny. I just don't want to see my baby in pain .
You will need to call around and see what different Vets will do. My Vet has a fund for just such issues. Check with your local humane society for low cost vet care. check with some local rescues, they often know about low cost vet care. Good luck.
First get established with a good vet and when you get a really large medical problem tell them you don't have the money but are willing to make payments - then tell them how much $$ those payments would be. It's been my experience that a good vet will go along with it if he really cares about the animals. A vet that won't help you out this way really is in it for the money not your pet. My experience has been it costs $1,000/year in Vet bills & flea killers so start putting $10/month aside now so you can have a fund for the Vets bills. Good Luck.
I need a vet that takes payments near me. Please does anyone know where to look?