I am worried
My animal looks ill / is injured and I can't afford a vet!
If you are unsure if your pet needs a vet and have internet access then visit the Do I need a vet site.
Possible sources of financial help.
Tailwaggers Club Trust
Dispensary for Sick Animals
There are restrictions. Only one
pedigree dog per client.
Treatment is free for animals belonging to peope who are in receipt of certain means tested benefits and who are in the cachement areas of the Blue Cross Animal Hospitals and Mobile Clinics in London and Grimsby. Four Blue Cross rehoming centers outside of London have veterinary welfare clinics
Veterinary services Does your pet qualify for treatment?
Blue Cross Animal Hospitals Victoria
0207 932 2370
The Blue Cross also run an animal ambulance service for people too elderly or ill to transport their animals to Blue Cross vet care and an out of hours emergency service. They ask that people ring first so that they can assess the situation.
Dogs Trust Hope Project
Pet Aid Society 0191 514 4353 or
0191 514 4353
Aid Society Scotland
Also offer advice on dealing with behavioural problems such as barking, destructiveness or growling.
We have to mention here that some RSPCA local branches offer reduced price veterinary treatment.
Note that they might report for possible prosecution anyone they think has not brought their animal for treatment quickly enough or whose dog they think might be a banned breed, or who they believe has caused their animals injuries either deliberately or through neglect.
Some branches have a better name than others. We understand that Cambridge branch is very helpful and makes use of the Veterinary hospital attached to Cambridge University. Make sure you do your research before you commit to taking your animal to any RSPCA clinic
Other clinics that have been known
to report their own clients are the Celia Hammond Animal Trust clinics.
They provide reduced cost treatment for animals whose owners are on low
incomes. To qualify for treatment at their clinics your pet must be neutered
or going to be neutered as soon as possible.
Usual opening hours Mon - Fri 9 a.m.
to 5.30 p.m. Out of hours there is a recorded message with the contact
number of their emergency vet.
Celia Hammond Animal Trust
What can I do to prepare for vet costs?
Insurance is expensive and often
stops when an animal gets older. This can coincide with the owner retiring
and their income dropping.
If you find any other sources of financial help with your pet please let us know. E Mail us here.