Frankie’s Friends Vet Care for Rescues Grant Program provides financial assistance grants towards the cost of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care for domestic animals in shelters with committed rescues willing to save their lives, provide safe foster homes, follow up medical care during their recovery, and find them forever homes once their medical needs have been addressed.
This program is designed to help pets suffering from treatable, life-threatening medical conditions and facing potential euthanasia receive the veterinary care needed to give them a chance at life in loving forever families.
Grants are only available for tax exempt, IRS approved, 501c3 nonprofit rescue organizations.
Grants are not guaranteed, and will not exceed 50% of the total cost of treatment, up to $2,000.00 per pet. The pet must have a “good prognosis” as determined by a veterinary professional to be eligible for assistance.
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, the program is unable to help everyone who applies. Preference will be given to volunteer run, foster based nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $1,000,000.
Before applying, you must have a clear diagnosis, specific treatment plan in place, and an estimate of the cost of care from a veterinarian. The rescue is responsible for the cost of the initial exam/assessment by a licensed veterinary professional, as well as any diagnostics to determine the pet’s prognosis and course of treatment. These associated upfront costs would not be covered by any potential Frankie’s Friends funding.
The rescue must be in good standing with the IRS in order to be considered for any funding. Shelters and organizations with veterinary clinics or veterinarians on staff will not be considered.
If you represent a rescue and have a pet that is in need of immediate care where any delay will put the animal at risk, it is your responsibility and duty to seek care for the pet immediately. There is no guarantee that the fund will provide financial assistance so please do not delay care for the animal while waiting for a response on your application.
The Frankie’s Friends Vet Care for Rescues Grant Program asks each treating veterinary hospital to provide the rescue with a discount of services in addition to the funding from Frankie’s Friends.
If your animal requires either basic veterinary care, or care that does not fit our criteria for assistance, you can find Additional Funding Sources here.
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