PVAS is here to help pet owners in our community identify a wide range of resources to help you keep your cat or dog in your home. Please select from the menu below for more information about available resources.
Pet Food Banks
Call ahead to make sure the food you need is available.
Food For Hunger WME 1115 S. Maryland St, Alton, TX 78573 - (956) 585-9966
San Benito Food Pantry Inc 2007 E Expressway, San Benito, TX 78586 - (956) 399-1659
Low-Cost Veterinary Care and Spay/Neuter Services
Pet Health Online Resources
Financing for Veterinary Costs
Organizations That Provide Credit and/or Loans
Organizations That Provide Financial Aid
Care Credit Veterinary Financing: This healthcare credit card gives you the flexibility to pay for pet medical bills ranging from routine appointments to emergency surgeries.
Scratchpay: Apply for a payment plan and scratchpay will pay your vet bill immediately. You can pay them back in 30 days without interest, or over a 12 to 24-month period with a personalized interest rate based on your financial profile.
Varidi: Online payment platform that makes it easy for veterinarians to offer payment plans. There is no credit check or credit reporting - you just negotiate a payment plan with the business.
Aid Specific to Cancer
Aid Specific to Mobility
Crowd-Funding Veterinary Costs
United States Department of Veteran Affairs: If you’re a veteran with a service dog, the VA will cover the cost of veterinary care (doesn’t cover unrelated costs such as over-the-counter medications, food, treats and non-sedated dental care).
Friends and Vets Helping Pets: Funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.
Paws 4 A Cure: This organization helps cats and dogs regardless of breed, age, or diagnosis. Pet “parents” with limit ability to pay for care may qualify for assistance with vet bills.
The Pet Fund: Helps pet owner pay for non-basic, non-urgent care for chronic conditions, heart disease, and cancer.
Diabetic Cats in Need: Offers financial aid for insulin, helps find new homes for unwanted cats with diabetes, and starts local rescue programs to help diabetic cats get adopted.
Magic Bullet Fund: Financial Assistance for cats and dogs with cancer. For those financially unprepared to pay for their dog’s or cat’s cancer treatment. This nonprofit aims to close the gap.
The Mosby Foundation: Working to help neglected, sick, and abused dogs since 2003. Dog owners can apply to have procedures and treatments covered. However, the foundation cannot help with vet bills already accrued.
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation: Helping dogs and cats live happy lives through funding for spay and neuter programs, rescuing animals from kill shelters, support for cancer research and much more.
Hope Mending Hearts Foundation: Financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.
Red Rover Relief: In event of an emergency, this organization offers immediate financial assistance for veterinary care. RedRover responds to applications within two business days.
American Humane Society - Second Chance Fund
Local Training and Behavior Resources
Online Training and Behavior Resources
Rehoming Your Pet Assistance
Rehoming assistance websites:
Additional Assistance (Kittens, Disaster Preparedness)
Help for Found Kittens
Additional Rescue Organizations in the RGV