Thank you for your willingness to rescue and take responsibility for the care and welfare of animals in need. It is because of individuals and organizations like you we can make positive change in the lives and welfare of animals. While ISF appreciates your effort and willingness to help animals, unfortunately, we are unable to assist everyone who applies for a grant. Due to the overwhelming need for emergency medical care which exists, ISF is not able to award grants to all applicants. Several factors influence ISF’s ability to award grant money including if the animal comes from a rescue situation, medical urgency, financial need, eligibility and available funding.
If you have read our Grant Criteria and realize you may not qualify for a grant or you need additional funding to cover the bills assoicated with your animal in need, please do not be disheartened and please do not give up! ISF encourages you to contact others in your area who may be able to assist you in obtaining medical care. We have provided here a list of other organizations and fundraising sites which may help you. We also encourage you to research on your own and reach out to those around you who may be able to help.
- Visit Petfinder and click on “Shelters & Rescues” at the top of the page to view a comprehensive list of rescue groups from all over the United States.
- Visit veterinarians.com for a directory of vet offices near you. Often, a veterinarian may be able to recommend a group he or she works closely with who might be able to assist you.
- There are other assistance programs out there! Redrover offers two different types of grants, has complied a comprehensive directory of organizations in the United States and Canada that provide financial assistance with veterinary care, and offers a list of tips and fundraising ideas
- The Brown Dog Foundation helps pet owners who need assistance to save their pets
- Frankie’s Friends will help pets in certain states who meet a certain criteria. Review their grant program with the link provided.
- The Pet Fund helps pet owners who need financial help with Non- Basic, Non-Urgent pet care such as cancer, heart disease, chronic conditions, endocrine diseases, eye diseases, etc.
- Paws 4 a cure is a non-profit who helps individuals and families (sorry, no rescues or shelters at this time) with non-routine veterinary financial assistance for their dog or cat.
- The Best Friends resource page has other financial aid options for pets in specific states or with specific ailments.
- There are online fundraising websites such as Crowd Rise , Go Get Funding and Love Animals