Financial or domestic assistance

Families sometimes find themselves facing hardships that affect how and if they can continue to care for their pet. The resources listed below may help pet owners address these challenges.

If you're unable to find assistance through these resources and are no longer able to care for your pet, please review the process for surrendering your pet to Animal Humane Society.

Financial assistance

Helping Hands for Pets
For Western Wisconsin residents.

Minnesota Humane Society
Offers assistance to people living in Minnesota with veterinary expenses due to injury or illness.

My Pet Child
Lists national and local organizations that provide financial assistance for veterinary bills.

People and Pets Together
Provides pet food and basic supplies.

Veterinary Partners
Organizations that provide financial assistance for veterinary bills.

Domestic violence

Minnesota Alliance for Family & Animal Safety (MNAFAS)

Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line

Red Rover
Provides pet-related resources and financial assistance for victims of domestic violence

Foster homes for active and retired soldiers and veterans

Dogs on Deployment
A foster resource for active military

Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet
Assists and supports active duty service members, wounded soldiers, and veterans, and their companion animals or assistance service canines.



United Way Twin Cities
Connecting people in need with local resources.

Senior citizens

Senior LinkAge Line
Free information and assistance service for seniors living in Minnesota.

3 Pound Cats
Discounted in-home veterinarian assistance for seniors living in the metro area.

Low-cost veterinary care

Low-cost veterinary care is provided by several organizations.

Information provided by other organizations, including links to external websites, does not constitute endorsement by Animal Humane Society of the opinions, information, products or services of that organization.

If the information on this page doesn't address your pet emergency, please contact our Pet Helpline at 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738) or send us a message

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline