Other Disabled Dog Websites:

http://www.eddieswheels.com  wheelchairs for dogs & article on Degenerative Myelopathycarts

Resources

Untitled Document

Links

Stories:

Hoover's Story

Medical Information Sites:

Degenerative Myelopathy - Disease Basics
http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net/DM/basicDM.htm

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial for dogs with severe spinal cord injury
http://vetmed.iastate.edu/vmc/small-animal/clinical-trials/chondroitinase-clinical-trial-0

Financial Aid for Animals

These organizations help owners of handicappedpets that cannot afford vet care and rescue organizations and homeless pets.

Handicapped Pets Foundation  Hpets.org
Handicapped Pets Foundation helps caretakers get the financial support they need to get wheelchairs for their pets. Accepted applicants are posted on the website and receive donations for individuals and organizations. The non-profit has events and fund-raising drives to benefit the animals in need.

American Animal Hospital Association http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/home/
Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship.

Care Credit www.carecredit.com
CareCredit, the leader in patient/client financing, has helped more than 3 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.

IMOM http://www.imom.org   
Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.

The Pet Fund  http://thepetfund.com/
The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost."

RedRover Relief  http://www.redrover.org/relief
RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visitwww.redrover.org/domestic.

UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills  http://www.petloversonline.co.uk/financial.htm
Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford it but, some of us who love our animals dearly cannot. Unfortunately we do not have a PDSA or a RSPCA Centre within our area, but there are a few charities who may be able to help.

Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery http://members.rushmore.com/~dds/applyforhelp.htm

Labrador Lifeline http://www.labradorlifeline.org/application1/fund.html

LabMed: Rx For Rescued Labs http://www.labmed.org/aid_main.html

Special Needs Dobermans  http://www.doberman911.org Doberman911.org is a website for Special Needs Dobermans (SND). They are an organization of people with a common goal of helping senior and special needs Dobermans. That need may be financial or it may be only information and/or moral support for the owner of a Doberman with a serious illness or injury. They will also aid in re-homing and fostering senior Dobermans. These Dobermans may be shelter rescues or they may already be much loved companions with a special need. Financial aid may be through donations or through avenues such as online auctions. Every precaution will be taken t o assure that the need is real.

In Canada: The Farley Foundation. The Farley Foundation is a charitable organization, founded in 2001, that subsidizes non-elective medical care for pets of seniors receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and persons with disabilities receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP). Farley funding is both applied for, and disbursed through eligible veterinary practices across Ontario. http://www.fborfw.com/features/ffoundation/

Pet Diabetes - for diabetic animals in need

Pet Samaritan Medical fund - based in Colorado

http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/

Feline Veterinary Emergency - Providing financial assistance to cat and kitten caretakers who are unable to afford veterinary services.

Help-A-Pet

The Pet Fund - Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.

United Animal Nations - Helps homeless or recently rescued animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require specific and immediate emergency veterinary care.

UK Assistance with Veterinary Bills

Other Groups Who are Breed or Injury Specific:

Dachshunds Needing IVDD surgery

Westie Med - - Westies in need of medical attention is our Mission - to distribute financial aid to injured or ill rescue Westies.