Read this in full before submitting an application for Emergency Aid
Pet Assistance, Inc. helps solely with independent, privately owned hospitals.
We do not help with ANY "chains," franchises, or corporate-owned, specialty hospitals, such as Banfield, VCA, Blue Pearl or emergency hospitals.and many AAHA hospitals. Exceptions may be made ONLY when, in our opinion, a specialist is really needed. PAi has very limited funds and does not help with overpriced procedures.
Veterinary care subsidies are for urgent or life-threatening emergencies only
PAi financially helps longtime pet owners who have always cared for their pet, yet find they cannot afford an emergency.problem.
PAi cannot financially help with new or recently acquired pets. We can offer advice and direction.
Grants are made based on urgency, prognosis, and financial need.The owner must contribute to their pet's treatment or surgery.
We need a written estimate from the veterinarian. If the cost is higher than the norm for the procedure we cannot help.
PAi does NOT help with unnecessary blood work, routine care, costly diagnostics (MRIs, CT scans, etc.) or ongoing illness.
We do not financially help once a procedure has been done.
Our aid often comes in the form of guidance, advice and referrals. This alone has saved pet owners thousands of dollars.
PAi opens emails from 9 AM - 6 PM ET. We respond to applications or inquiries about a life-threatening emergency, as soon as possible and suggest you contact other helpful organizations immediately. Most other inquiries will be addressed within 36 hours between 7-9 PM ET
NOTE: our new email address is...
IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THE APPLICATION, BE SURE IT IS FLAT AND IN A GOOD LIGHT!
*** SAVE the Application to your desktop after filling it out. THEN put it as an attachment to your email.
YOU MAY HAVE TO PRINT OUT the questionnaire and send it back as an attachment AFTER scanning
or taking a photo of it with your phone.
Acceptance of our assistance is the owner's acknowledgement that Pet Assistance, Inc. may use any pictures of the pet and descriptions of its medical care for the purposes of promotion and fund raising.