Financial Assistance

 

To qualify for any of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society's Spay/Neuter Programs you need to be a resident of one of these communities.

Auburn, Canton, Durham, Greene, Hebron, Leeds, Lewiston, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester, Poland, Sabattus, Turner, Wales

COMMUNITY KITTEN PROGRAM

In an effort to cut down on the number of cats arriving at the shelter and being born in the greater Androscoggin area the shelter is pleased to announce this new program. For a $10 per kitten the Humane Society will pay to vaccinate and spay/neuter the public’s kittens and their mothers. The kittens will receive 2 core vaccines and neutered before 3 months of age through one of the participating veterinarian hospitals. The mothers will be spayed and vaccinated for rabies at the shelter for free.

To take part of this program, kitten litter owners must live within the greater Androscoggin Area and be willing to:
• Call the Humane Society at 783-2311 to make an appointment for a day the Veterinarian is at the Shelter.
• On this day they will transport the kittens to the Shelter for their first Distemper Combo vaccine and to receive the spay/neuter vouchers.
• Owners will also be required to sign an agreement with the Humane Society stating that they will not charge for these kittens, but give them away for free.
• Owners can then give the kittens, with the vouchers, away to loving homes of their choice.
• The new kitten owner will need to return to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society to pay the $10. They will then receive a certificate entitling them to a free spay/neuter through any local Veterinarian participating in the “Community Kitten Program.”
• The kittens must be spayed/neutered before 3 months of age. They will receive the second Distemper Combo vaccination at that time.
• Mothers will be scheduled for spaying and the rabies vaccination at the time the vouchers for the kittens are received.

 

Targeted Cat Spay/Neuter Program
For $10 qualifying individuals can have their cats spayed or neutered and vaccinated for rabies.  Owners will need to let the shelter know they are in financial need for this program. Stop by the shelter for your certificate.
 

Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Program
For $10 anyone can get their Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix spay or neutered and vaccinated for Rabies.  Stop by the shelter for your certificate.
 

 

FREE spay for your mother cat or dog
In an effort to cut down on the number of people who continually bring in litters of puppies or kittens from the same mothers, the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society will spay the mothers if the kittens or puppies are brought to the shelter. 

 

Neutering Discount Assistance
The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society has funds available to offer neutering assistance to families in financial need. $25.00 off from the total that your veterinarian would charge. We do have certificates available now and can be used at area veterinarians. Please call or drop by the shelter to see if you qualify.

 

HELP! FIX ME Maine's Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

www.spaymaine.org/

You can have your cat fixed for $10, and your dog fixed for $20. Let us help you fix your cat or dog. There aren't enough homes for all of them. If you can't afford to fix your cat or dog, call 1-800-367-1317 or (207) 287-7621. You may be eligible for the state's low-cost spay/neuter program, if you receive or are eligible for one of the following programs: Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSD), and/or Maine Care (Medicaid).

 

Community Spay Neuter Clinic located in Freeport.   Compassionate Care at Affordable Prices

 

What You Can Do If You Are Having Trouble Affording Emergency Veterinary Care:

IMOM: Dedicated to better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals and to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. Allows owners to fundraise for their pets’ care via their website. Also has limited funds for emergencies, blind dogs, diabetic pets, and those with chronic renal failure. http://www.imom.org

THE PET FUND: Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost. The Pet Fund also provides information to owners about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services that will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and thus avoid future emergencies through care and planning. Tel: (916) 443-6007. http://www.thepetfund.com

HELP-A-PET: Provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the working poor. Tel: (630) 986-9504, Fax: (630) 986-9141. http://www.help-a-pet.org

FELINE VETERINARY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides assistance to cat/kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services to save their companions when life-threatening illness/injury strikes. Focus on seniors, people w/ disabilities, people who have lost their job, Good Samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten. FVEAP, 1641 Elizabeth Lane, Yuba City, CA 95993, Fax: 888-301-4264. http://www.fveap.org

LABMED: Will provide monetary assistance toward emergency medical expenses for Labrador Retrievers or Lab-mixes who are abandoned or in a rescue situation and for whom no other funding is available or is insufficient. http://www.labmed.org

LABRADOR LIFE LINE: Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of new homes, urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life.  Provides assistance to dogs: (a) currently in or will be placed in rescue situations;  (b) dogs currently at shelters with whom LLL has a current Memorandum of Understanding; (c) dogs who are with families, but for valid reasons, the family cannot provide the required help for the dog's condition.  http://www.labradorlifeline.org

GOLDSTOCK FUND: The Fund's mission is to provide funds to rescue organizations or individuals to pay for transportation, boarding, evaluations and medical costs of golden retrievers and golden hearted dogs taken into rescue. The Goldstock General Fund also supports other breeds of dogs in rescue situations, and also provides educational information and materials to rescues and the public. http://www.goldstockfund.org

ORTHODOGS’ SILVER LINING: OSL was created to help orthopedic cases including owned companion dogs, service dogs, and animals in the care of “no kill” shelter/rescue groups. http://www.oslf.org

STARFLEET CANINE AID FOUNDATION: SCAF was created to provide financial aid to owners or rescue organizations that could not otherwise afford medical treatment for the curable disease or recoverable accident of a canine companion. http://www.canineaid.org

CANINE CANCER AWARENESS:They are a Maine-based non-profit that helps people who can't afford cancer treatment for their dogs. http://caninecancerawareness.org/   http://www.sunjournal.com/city/story/959613

More resources at: http://www.srdogs.com/Pages/needhomes.other.resources.html

Owners can also fundraise for veterinary bills at: http://www.fundable.com

If you have a specific breed of dog, contact the National Club for that breed. In some cases, these clubs offer a veterinary financial assistance fund.

Veterinary Financial Aid & Resources for Cats: