Pet emergencies and financial assistance

Vet staff cares for a dog

Low-cost veterinary care

Find low-cost veterinary resources and financial assistance with veterinary care. 

Emergency veterinary care

If your pet needs emergency veterinary care, contact your veterinarian or an Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service (AEVS) clinic immediately.

If you believe your pet may have been poisoned or ingested something toxic, please call the Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680.

Red Cross disaster assistance

We partner with the American Red Cross, Twin Cities chapter to provide temporary boarding for household pets whose families have been affected by single family fires or large-scale disasters.

Upon referral from the Red Cross, we provide housing and food for the pet for up to two weeks at no charge. Please contact the Red Cross at 612-871-7676 for more information.

Financial and domestic assistance

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

Preparing for and preventing emergencies

You can ensure your pet's safety when emergency or disaster strikes.

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

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

Contact the Pet Helpline