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Q - Help! My pet needs medical care that I can't afford. What can I do?

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We empathize with your situation; unfortunately, it isn't uncommon. Many animal guardians face difficult decisions when pets require serious medical care.

The BC SPCA Vancouver Animal Hospital offers an assistance program for people on low income. If you qualify for financial aid, it will cover up to 33% of the cost of services provided at the clinic. Please note, however, that the BC SPCA does NOT provide financial aid to have procedures done at other vet clinics. For more information, please email spcahosp@spca.bc.ca.

If you are not in Vancouver, you can contact your local BC SPCA shelter to see if they are aware of any initiatives in your area that assist low-income pet guardians with medical expenses.

For immediate short-term help, you can apply for financing through programs such as www.petcard.ca.

Our recommendation for a long-term solution would be to look into insurance coverage with www.petsecure.com. With pet health insurance, you'll be able to remove the stress and worry of unexpected medical costs and provide your pet with the best medical care possible, at a low monthly premium.

We sincerely hope you are able to get the assistance you need.

 

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