The Veterinary Medical Clinic gives back to the community by providing grants for the care of pets belonging to families suffering financial hardship. Documentation must be provided at the time an application is filed, including the types and amount of public assistance the pet owner is receiving (e.g. unemployment, Social Security, Medicaid, etc.) All documentation provided will be kept confidential, and must match the owner's name and address on the owner's driver's license and the patient's medical records. If the owner is establishing medical records for the patient at the same time as applying for a grant, the owner must certify (or provide proof of) ownership of the animal.
These grants are not intended to facilitate backyard breeding and/or animal hoarding. Therefore, any animal for which a grant is approved will be spayed or neutered, no matter for what reason the grant is requested.
In order for the Veterinary Medical Clinic to help as many animals as possible, the Clinic must restrict the number of grants any one individual may receive to FIVE grants. In the event of a catastrophic event (house fire, forest fire, flood, etc) exceptions to this rule may be made at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Grants may be provided for spaying or neutering of domestic or feral cats and domestic dogs. A grant may be provided for medically necessary spays or neuters (e.g. pyometra, dystocia, ovarian cyst/ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, trauma) as well as elective spays or neuters to prevent indiscriminate breeding resulting in litters of unwanted pups or kittens.
Grants may be provided to help with a TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) program, but the sponsor or sponsor's program will be held responsible for ensuring that all spayed or neutered cats are vaccinated for rabies prior to their release.
Population control surgery grants are primarily intended to benefit families suffering from financial hardship. The Clinic may, however, provide grants to provide surgeries as part of a fund raising effort approved by the Board of Directors. The fund raising event may be held to benefit the Veterinary Medical Clinic, or any other 501(c)(3) organization. They will not be used to benefit any for-profit organization.
Grants may be provided for the performance of diagnostic procedures and the treatment of illness or injury, in accordance with the provisions listed above. The illness or injury doesn't need to be life threatening to qualify for a grant. Grants are not usually provided for routine procedures such as heartworm testing, vaccinations, etc. Grants may be provided for euthanasia of pets suffering from severe injuries or advanced disease or cancer in order to prevent further pain and/or suffering.
A Grant Application can be found under On Line Forms Section of this website