Veterinary Care for Your Pet
AC&C does not offer out-patient care or any type of medical services. We also do not endorse any specific veterinarian. You can search on the internet or look through the Yellow Pages for a veterinarian in your area.
While AC&C does not provide medical care to owned animals outside of our Care Centers, we do provide vaccinations and medical care for the animals that enter our Care Centers. We encourage you to build a relationship with a community veterinarian for your pet's medical needs. We also encourage you to discuss a vaccination schedule with your veterinarian to ensure your pet is protected from community diseases. See AC&C's flyer on the Importance of Vaccinations.
If you need financial assistance to pay for your pet's veterinary care in the NYC area, there are programs available that can make routine care or emergency treatment more affordable. Below is a list of low-cost options for those who qualify.
Low-Cost Veterinary Care
You may contact any of the following veterinary facilities to see if they can offer your pet veterinary care that is more affordable than your regular veterinarian:
ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics
- Free spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations, nail trim and e-collar on a mobile clinic in all five boroughs with proof of public assistance. $99 per animal if you are not on public assistance.
- If you are the owner of a Pit bull, Pit mix or a large mixed breed dog, you are eligible for free spay/neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccinations, regardless of your financial need.
- Phone: 877.SPAY.NYC (877.772.9692). Press 1 for English, then 6 for an appointment. Monday - Friday, 3:00PM - 8:00PM; and Saturday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM. For more information, please visit their website.
APSCA - Henry Bergh Memorial Hospital
- 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
- 212.876.7700, ext. 4200
The Humane Society of New York - Animal Clinic
- 306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10128
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) - Pets for Life NYC
NassauRx Prescription Card
Free spay/neuter or vasectomy surgeries for Pit bulls and Pit mixes, along with optional free distemper/parvovirus vaccinations and microchips. For more information, please visit their website.
Low-Cost Vet Mobile
Low-cost, full-service mobile veterinary clinic serving multiple New York City areas. Call for days, times, and locations.
Payment Plans: Ask your veterinarian if he/she can offer you a payment plan that would allow you to pay the bill over time.
General Financial Assistance Programs
You or your veterinarian may contact any of the following organizations to see if you are eligible for financial assistance from them:
NY SAVE (Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency)
- 331 West 57th Street, Suite 293, New York, NY 10019
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA): Helping Pets Fund
Prince Chunk Foundation
Specialized Financial Assistance Programs
The following information describes other programs that offer pet owner/guardians financial help to pay for veterinary bills. Some of these programs are specific to locations in other areas of the county.
Most of the programs listed have detailed funding guidelines. The following are summaries; for more detailed information on funding guidelines, please visit the organization's website or contact them using the information provided below.
- P.O. Box 244, Hinsdale, IL 60522
- Limitations: Assistance focused on physically and mentally challenged individuals, senior citizens, and children of the working poor.
In Memory of Magic
- Limitations: No assistance with routine care or vet care already received; see full list of qualifications online. (Note: Once approved, can raise money from online community of supporters; must communicate online and respond to e-mails within 24 hours.)
Magic Bullet Fund
- P.O. Box 2574, Briarcliff, NY 10510
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Limitations: Only dogs after diagnosis of cancer; under 10 years old. Family must be incapable of funding cancer treatment without assistance and must correspond online everyday with caseworker and with online community of supporters.
The Pet Fund
- 1510 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limitations: No routine or preventative care and no treatment where the prognosis for survival beyond six months is 50% or less.
United Animal Nations LifeLine
- P.O. Box 188890, Sacramento, CA 95818
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Limitations: No assistance with routine care, ongoing illness, testing/diagnosis, or if vet care already received and pet released from care; see full list of qualifications online.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program
- 1641 Elizabeth Lane Yuba City, CA 95993
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limitations: Cats/kittens only; life-threatening illnesses, injuries, or conditions or one that seriously compromises the quality of life. (Note: Contact them to see if they currently are accepting applications.)
Pit Bull Rescue Central
- Limitations: Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixes only; spay/neuter, life threatening conditions and, under certain circumstances, other surgery.
- 8415 Canning Terrace, Greenbelt, MD 20770
- Limitations: West Highland White Terriers/mixes only; one fund for congenital orthopedic conditions, one fund for other medical issues. Dog must have been recently adopted from a credible rescue source. Alternatively, funding may be available in a situation where an individual has rescued a dog who was injured or ill at the time of rescue and would like to provide a permanent home for the dog, or it is determined by a veterinarian that the dog needs medical treatment for a condition that was not readily obvious at the time of rescue. Applications must be submitted no later than 60 days after incurring the expense.
- 3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204, #A115, Plano, TX 75023
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Limitations: Abandoned and/or injured Labrador Retrievers (or Lab mixes displaying "strong Labrador characteristics") in need of rescue; medical conditions that were present at the time of rescue may be eligible for funding if the dog has been examined and a preliminary diagnosis made by a veterinarian within two weeks of the date when the dog was rescued. Medical conditions that are acquired after a dog has been rescued are not eligible for funding.
- c/o Joyce Trittipo, Treasurer, 4038 Cherokee Drive, Madison, WI 53711
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Limitations: Rescued Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, or Corgi mixes; no aid for established personal pets; aid for recently adopted dogs under certain circumstances. Expenses must have been incurred within six months of the application.
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