Financial Assistance: Organizations Who Actually Provide Affordable Canine Lymphoma Treatment

July 26, 2021
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A pet’s diagnosis with lymphoma is a hard hit to your emotions, but it doesn’t need to be as hard of a hit to your wallet as well. There are plenty of organizations out there whose goal is to help pet parents just like you in making the best decision for treatment for their pets.

We know that treatment and tests are expensive. We want you and your pet to have as much time together as possible. And that time deserves to be enjoyable, not a time spent stressing over how difficult it will be to pay for treatment.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of organizations that have programs meant to help you as a pet parent through this hard time.

As you go through this list, remember that we are showing you your options. Please be sure to verify what the requirements are with each organization and always ask your vet for more information.

Organizations:

Magic Bullet Fund

Helps pet parents fundraise for their treatment. Their system works by raising donations for each pet in the program. Getting approved to be in the fund and raising the money to get your pet’s treatment covered can take up to 2 full months, so move quickly.

Zeus Oncology Fund

Funds directly go to your vet; this fund is specifically for cancer treatments or surgery for cancer. This is a grant—the amount you recieve from it would be less than the maximum amount of $5000.

Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer

A fund started by some devastated pet parents to support other people in their position and hopefully produce a better outcome. They only can help New England and Florida candidates at this time. Helps fund cancer treatments for dogs whose parents are in need of financial assistance.

Karma Sue

Helps pet parents in Colorado only to get resources to take some of the stress out of treating their pet. The funding available to applicants is entirely related to the amount of donations that they receive, so the maximum amount changes.

Live Like Roo

Funds pet treatments through grants ranging from $500-1500 on a monthly basis. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to get approval for their assistance so be sure to apply as soon as you have the necessary information from your vet and all medical records to submit.

Frankie’s Friends

Funding for emergency medical services with a good prognosis from a vet. This plan can only pay for treatments that have not been paid for already—they specify that they don’t do reimbursements. They do, however, have a few different options for funding plans.

Brown Dog Foundation

Offers assistance to pet parents to help “bridge the gap” between the cost of treatment and what is affordable for the owner. Their approval rate is very low but they also offer assistance on finding more cost-effective methods. The application process requires both the vet and owner to work together to submit it.

Fetch a Cure / Companions in Crisis Fund

Serves pet parents in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Helps to pay for treatments for cancer patients. The time it takes to be approved or denied is about 2 weeks from the application. Awarded funds are based on income brackets but can be anywhere from 20-40% of the cost of the treatments.

My Pet Child

This site provides resources to locate more funding based on your location. They have compiled all of the possible resources to assist you in paying for the treatment your pet needs into a single source that may be a bit more extensive than our list here. If none of the sources we’ve compiled are a good fit for your situation, you should be able to spend some time doing a bit of digging on this website and find something that will work for you and your pet.


Keep looking

There are so many resources out there to help support you, and while we may not have covered the right location for you and your pet, you should keep an eye out and check on other resources and lists to see if any of them can directly assist your particular situation.

Finding the right financial assistance for you and your pet will be crucial to making sure you get as much time with your furry family member as possible.

You shouldn’t be scared to apply to multiple organizations at the same time, but don’t be greedy. If you get a grant that will help bring your pup’s treatment down to something that you can afford, keep in mind that there are many other pet parents out there going through the exact same thing that you are. If you can afford your dog’s treatment with a single grant or fund, consider letting the rest of your approved grants go so that hopefully some other furry baby is able to get the treatment that they deserve.