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Humane Advocacy Resources

There are times when families with companion animals experience financial hardships and they feel that they have a tough choice to make. These resources will hopefully provide much needed assistance in these hard times. 

Financial Assistance

East Bay SPCA Medical Fund for Veterinary Care - Oakland

  • Financial assistance for unexpected vet bills

  • Animal must get a diagnosis from the East Bay SPCA veterinary clinic, be spayed/neutered, have an unexpected condition needing immediate attention, and have a good long-term prognosis

  • Person must live in Alameda or Contra Costa County and meet income requirements. 

Reach out East Bay SPCA's Humane Advocacy Team!


​8323 Baldwin St, Oakland CA |

Humane Society of Alameda - Alameda

  • Financial assistance with pet supplies, medical fees, and microchips/vaccines

  • must pay a membership fee of $20

510.337.9457 |

ARF Emergency Medical Fund - Walnut Creek

  • Financial assistance with non-urgent    vet care

  • Applying person must meet income requirements and have proof that they are regular caretaker, the pet must be spayed or neutered, and person and      pet must reside in Contra Costa County

925.296.3125 | 2890 Mitchell Dr, Walnut Creek CA |


PAWS in Need - San Ramon

  • Financial assistance for spay/neuter or urgen care/advanced procedures in the Tri-Valley area

925.551.1877 | |

Sage Compassion For Animals - Bay Area

  • Financial Assistance for families with companion animals in medical crisis

  • Requirements and guidelines available  on their website

650 Castro St Ste 120#361, Mountain View  CA 94041 |


Pets In Need - Palo Alto & Redwood City

  • Financial assistance for seniors who struggle to afford veterinary bills

  • Must be 60 years or older

  • Qualify as low income

  • Must be a resident of San Mateo or Santa Clara County

  • Be the regular caretaker and/or legal owner of the animal

650.427.9710 |

Only for residents of Palo Alta, Los Altos, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County. 


Paw fund

Paw Fund runs free pet vaccine clinics every month. We also offer free and low-cost pet health services like spaying and neutering. And we can sometimes provide pet supplies and information (in both English and Spanish) to help you care for your dog or cat.

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