New financial aid resources for pet owners in Canada
Here are resources in Canada where pet parents can turn for financial assistance with veterinary bills.
The Farley Foundation – This program was founded in 2001 by artist and cartoonist, Lynn Johnston, who writes the syndicated comic strip, For Better or For Worse®. The foundation subsidizes the cost of non-elective veterinary care for pets whose families live in Ontario.
Kona’s Coalition – This organization provides financial aid for acute veterinary care. They do not cover funds for ongoing illnesses such as cancer or routine care.
Land of PureGold Foundation – Financial aid for this program is pretty specific. They award $1,000 grants in Canada and the USA to pay for oncology related expenses for working dogs. To qualify dogs must have been active, full-time working dogs in the fields of: detection, search and rescue, law enforcement, military or animal-assisted therapy.
Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society – ACTSS subsidizes the cost of cancer treatment for pets living in Alberta.