To promote the human-animal bond, the Healing Pets Foundation is dedicated to providing partial financial assistance to Colorado families facing unexpected costs associated with advanced veterinary care for dogs and cats through specialty board certified veterinarians. Specialized veterinary care can be expensive and families often struggle to provide their four legged members with the care they need. We work to help families bridge that gap so that their dogs & cats can receive the important care they need.
- Help families that are seeking advanced veterinary care, but there isn’t enough money immediately available.
- Restore quality of life to sick or injured dogs and cats.
- Help families connect with additional resources, offer guidance and referral to lower cost alternatives where possible.
- Advocate for enduring, responsible pet care
- Develop a network of veterinarians, supporters and volunteers who support our mission and goals.
As part of the qualification process, all supported specialty care must be provided by a board-certified veterinarian in Colorado.
Areas of assistance include:
This can include orthopedic injuries (fractures) and injuries to the chest or internal organs requiring 24-hour intensive hospitalization through a board-certified veterinary specialist.
Cancer Treatments may include surgery, medical treatment, or radiation treatment.
Skin/Allergy Critical Issues
Treatment for critical or urgent skin/allergy issues
Fractures, Ligament and Tendon Tears
Eye Trauma, Surgeries, Medical Conditions
Seizures, Toxins, Disc Injuries
Treatment for complex internal medicine diseases
Some of the diseases treated by internal medicine specialists that may be considered:
- Immune Disease
- Kidney Disease
- Lung Disease
- Heart Disease
- Liver Disease
- Urinary Tract Disease
- Hormone Disorders
If your pet is under the care of more than one specialist, you may ask for support for the care of each specialist which may double your support. If this is the situation, during the application, you must indicate all specialists involved and you must request the information be submitted for each specialty.
If you meet our criteria for assistance, the Healing Pets Foundation will pay 20% of your pet’s invoices at a Board Certified Veterinarian, up to a cumulative lifetime total of $800.00 for this health event. As part of the qualification for the Healing Pets Foundation assistance, your pet’s board certified veterinary specialty team must also agree to provide a 10% discount (With a cap of $400.00 total), for services related to this health event.
You will be responsible for the remaining balances, to be paid generally at the time your pet is discharged as determined by the service providing care. It is required that you remain in good financial standing with your pet’s veterinary team for our support to continue. Often, a general estimate for anticipated costs can be provided to your veterinarian through a phone consultation with the board certified veterinary specialist that your veterinarian is recommending.
With advanced care, an evaluation with a specialist is needed to guide treatment recommendations. We do not provide support for the initial consultation fee itself with the specialist.
If approved for Healing Pets Foundation support, the funds allotted to a pet will be forfeited if the care applied for is not initiated within 6 months as the pet’s condition is likely to have changed dramatically and new assessment is needed with the Specialist. In this situation re-application is available.
Our mission is to support access to advanced care for those with financial need. To be able to support or mission, we cannot provide financial support for procedures or intervention which does not require a board certified veterinarian’s care and attention. Some of the situations which do not qualify for the Healing Pets Foundation include, but are not limited to elective surgeries (routine spay and neuters), medications given outside of the hospital (chronic medications), preventative care (vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention) and food (prescription and non-prescription).
Care that is not provided by a board-certified veterinary specialist can not be covered.