No pet owner wants their furry friend to suffer because the cost of medical care is out of reach. View below for a list of free and low-cost clinics and organizations that may provide financial assistance for veterinary care.
Clinics & Veterinary Hospitals
Pasadena Humane (Pasadena)
Low-cost and fee-waived spay and neuter & vaccines for cats and dogs.
Free Animal Doctor (Arcadia)
Flat rate $100 spay/neuter for dogs and cats of all sizes. Additional discounts available for qualifying pet owners.
Thrive Affordable Vet Care (Pasadena)
Quality essential routine care for your pet at an affordable price.
Affordable Animal Hospital (Los Angeles)
Full service veterinary clinic located in Eagle Rock.
The Amanda Foundation (Los Angeles City)
Free spay/neuter for cats & dogs belonging to qualifying L.A. City residents only.
Better Together Forever (Los Angeles)
Low-cost spay and neuter
City of Los Angeles Animal Services
Spay/neuter vouchers for pets of qualifying residents in the City of Los Angeles
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control
Spay/neuter vouchers to qualifying residents of the County of L.A.
Downtown Dog Rescue (Compton area)
Free spay/neuter for Compton & surrounding areas only
Fix Long Beach (Long Beach)
Free spay/neuter for family-owned cats & dogs belonging to Long Beach residents
Free spay/neuter for feral cats, and low-cost spay/neuter for tame cats
Golden State Humane Society (Garden Grove & Long Beach)
Low-cost spay/neuter and other limited veterinary services
714.638.8111 / 562.423.8406
Humane Society of Ventura County (Ojai)
805.646.6505 / 805.656.5031
Low-Cost Pet Vaccines of Southern California
Low-cost pet vaccine clinics every weekend in Southern California
Mercy Crusade (Oxnard)
Low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Oxnard
The Sam Simon Foundation (Los Angeles)
Free mobile veterinary clinic for cats and dogs
San Bernardino Humane Society
Low-cost spay/neuter & free spay/neuter for pitbulls in certain zip codes
Simi-Valley Non Profit Spay and Neuter Clinic (Simi Valley)
SNP LA (formerly “Clinico”)
Low-cost spay/neuter for cats, dogs & rabbits and limited veterinary services. Clinics in San Pedro, Pico Rivera, & Mission Hills.
Free spay/neuter for pets of qualifying LA City and County residents
Stray Cat Alliance (Los Angeles)
Resources, including spay & neuter, for feral cats
Online inquiries only.
Local Pet Emergency Clinics
If your pet is experiencing an active emergency, you should take your pet to the closest emergency veterinarian immediately.
Animal-AM Emergency Clinic of Pasadena
2121 E Foothill Blvd
2570 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
VCA TLC Pasadena Veterinary Specialty and Emergency
1412 Huntington Dr South Pasadena, CA 91030
Emergency Pet Hospital of Glendora
500 S Glendora Ave Glendora, CA 91740
Emergency Pet Clinic
3254 Santa Anita Ave El Monte, CA 91733
VCA Animal Specialty Group
4641 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
LAASER Los Angeles Animal Specialty Emergency and Rehabilitation
2500 N San Fernando Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065
East Valley Emergency Pet Clinic
938 N Diamond Bar Blvd Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Actors & Others For Animals
Services for low-income families only
818.755.6045 or 818.755.6323
Animal Health Foundation
Financial aid for urgent medical procedures. Requests can only be made by your vet.
AVRS (Affordable Vet Referral Service)
Referral system to help pet owners find costly surgeries for less
The Big Hearts Fund
Helps pet owners attain necessary veterinary care for their animals with heart disease. Online applications only.
The Brown Dog Foundation
Helps qualified applicants whose dogs require life-saving veterinary treatments or medications. Online applications only.
Credit card specifically for veterinary care with possible no-interest payments
Free Animal Doctor
Non-profit crowdfunding for pets
Harley’s Hope Foundation
Three different programs are available for pet owners in need of financial assistance. The Pet Assistance Fund assists low income pet owners with urgent veterinary care and behavioral or specialty training; the Service Animal Aid Fund offers financial support for medical service and assistance dogs; and the Special Services Project helps elderly and disabled clients with veterinary costs as well as at-home care.
Online applications only.
Magic Bullet Fund
Provides financial aid to families who cannot afford treatment for a dog with cancer.
Online applications only.
The Mosby Foundation
Assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. Do not offer funds for routine vet visits, diagnostics or dental procedures. Pets must be spayed or neutered to be eligible for aid. Online applications only.
OCSPCA (Orange County residents only)
Vouchers for spay/neuter; limited financial assist for emergency vet care
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation
Financial assistance with impending veterinary care
Free medical care and other aid for pets of low-income people with chronic illnesses
Paws 4 A Cure
Helps families in need of non-routine veterinary financial assistance for their dog or cat.
Online applications only.
The Pet Fund
Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals for veterinary care
RedRover Relief Urgent Care Grants
Provides financial assistance, resources and emotional support to pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations.
Alternative pay plan to pay veterinary bill over time.
Voice for the Animals Foundation
Voice for the Animals’ “Helping Friends” program gives seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses, and individuals on fixed incomes the extra support they need to care for their animals, who often are their only companions.
Submit your pet’s profile to the first and only pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform devoted to raising funds for pets in medical crisis. Online applications only.
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has no affiliation with the above organizations.
All costs are incurred at owner’s expense.
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