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Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care

Financial hardships can prevent families from providing the necessary life-saving medical care needed for their pets. Davidson County Animal Alliance provides financial assistance to family-owned pets that are in need of lifesaving emergency care whose owners cannot afford the full cost of treatment. By providing financial assistance in times of critical need, Davidson County Animal Alliance helps veterinary care decisions to be made based on the most favorable outcome for the animal.

Financial assistance is not guaranteed and will not exceed $250 per pet, per household. Due to the large number of requests we receive, we are unable to help everyone. If your pet is in need of urgent or immediate care where any delay will put the animal at risk or suffering, it is your responsibility and duty to get help for your pet. There is no guarantee that DCAA will provide assistance so please do not delay care for your pet while waiting for a response from us.

DCAA can provide up to $100 for most sick or injured pets; or towards a diagnostic test such as bloodwork or x-rays. Awards up to $250 may be given for life-threatening accidents or illnesses. Amount given depends on our review, your veterinarian’s prognosis and treatment plan, and available funds. Preventable illnesses such as heartworms, parvo, pyometra, or birth complications are limited to $100.

If approved for financial assistance by DCAA, the owner must agree that the pet be spayed or neutered at the time of treatment or emergency surgery.

If approved for financial assistance, the owner must agree that the pet be spayed or neutered at the time of treatment or emergency surgery. Many injuries and illnesses occur from not having your pet altered, which is why we require this as a preventative going forward.

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and it is impossible to disclose all decisions and parameters used for determining funding approval. Davidson County Animal Alliance is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization; we will do our best to reply to you within 48 hours of receiving your completed application. The following guidelines are to help you better understand what we evaluate for financial assistance, but Davidson County Animal Alliance has the right to approve or deny funding without further explanation.

Applications for financial assistance will be considered if:

• The owner and the pet live in Davidson County, NC

• The pet needs emergency care

• The veterinarian determines that your pet has a good prognosis with treatment

• You can show documentation of financial need

• You must agree to have your pet spayed/neutered

• You agree to provide DCAA with updates and photos of the pet

• You can demonstrate that you have attempted to find other funding through your own means and personal contacts. (Facebook, CareCredit, ScratchPay, etc) We also have a list of other veterinary financial assistance programs.

Applications will immediately be denied for the following reasons:

• The owner and the pet do not live in Davidson County, NC

• Treatment of the pet has already been completed.

• Financial assistance has already been provided to the applicant, household, or pet.

Davidson County Animal Alliance does not reimburse for payments already made and will not consider reimbursement situations of any kind. All payments are made directly to the veterinarian or clinic treating the pet and never to an individual. We also do not provide funds for any outstanding veterinary bills. Any funds provided will only be available for 30 days after the date they were originally pledged.

Before submitting your application, please notify the veterinary office that you are seeking financial assistance and give them permission to release information to Davidson County Animal Alliance. Be sure to apply for Care Credit at before completing our application for financial assistance! You will be required to upload a copy of their response on your application. 

Please follow this link to apply for financial assistance from Davidson County Animal Alliance:

*Be sure to apply for Care Credit before completing our application for financial assistance!

You will be required to upload a copy of their response on your application.