Frankie’s Friends National Fund provides financial assistance grants to family owned pets in need of lifesaving emergency or specialty veterinary care whose caregivers cannot afford the full cost of treatment.
This program is designed to help with the treatment of emergency and specialty medical conditions where the pet would otherwise suffer, be euthanized, or relinquished without proper veterinary care.
If your pet 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 your pet while waiting for a response on your application.
Grants are not guaranteed, and will not exceed $1000.00 per pet, per household. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, the program is unable to help everyone who applies. Before applying, you must have a clear diagnosis, specific treatment plan in place, and an estimate of the cost of care from a veterinarian.
If you are in need of more assistance than the Frankie's Friends National Fund provides, you may be eligible for help through one of our partnering veterinary hospitals. The criteria for assistance remains the same as the Frankie's Friends National Fund, however, you can reach out to the nearest partnering hospital to see if your pet and family's situation could qualify for additional assistance through our Hope Fund program instead.
If your pet is being treated at a Banfield Hospital, please inquire with them about assistance through their Hope Fund program and do not proceed with this application.