Need help affording medical care for your pet? We’ve put together a list of veterinary clinics and organizations that may be able to provide free & low-cost services or financial assistance.
Clinics & Veterinary Hospitals
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (Pasadena)
Low-cost spay and neuter, vaccines, basic wellness services for cats and dogs; free spay/neuter for pit bulls, chihuahuas and feral cats in 11 animal control contract cities.
The Amanda Foundation (Los Angeles City)
Free spay/neuter for cats & dogs belonging to qualifying L.A. City residents only.
Animal Rescue Center (Los Angeles, near Leimert Park)
Bark Avenue Foundation (Los Angeles)
Low-cost spay and neuter
Best Friends’ Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center (Mission Hills)
Free & low-cost spay/neuter (Cost of surgery depends on applicant’s income)
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
$50 spay/neuter vouchers to qualifying residents of the County of L.A.
Dog & Cat Spay Neuter Clinic (Sherman Oaks)
$10 office visits and low-cost care & procedures
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
Four Paws Vet Hospital (Bakersfield)
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
Karma Rescue (Compton and South L.A.)
Mercy Crusade (Oxnard)
Low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Oxnard
North Figueroa Veterinary Clinic (Highland Park)
Low-cost spay/neuter & additional low-cost veterinary services and surgeries
Pets For Life (Boyle Heights)
Free spay/neuter & dog training for pets in zip codes 90023 and 90033
Pets R Us (Palmdale)
Low-cost spay/neuter, dentals, and other veterinary services
The Sam Simon Foundation (Los Angeles)
Mobile veterinary clinic that does free surgeries 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)
SNiP 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 residents living in certain parts of South L.A
Starlight Clinic (in Norco, near Pomona, Ontario & Corona)
Low-cost spay/neuter and veterinary care
Stray Cat Alliance (Los Angeles)
Resources, including spay & neuter, for feral cats
Online inquiries only.
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
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.
Assists eligible Labs with urgent and short term medical treatment.
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.
Pet Assistance Foundation
Financial aid for spay/neuter & referrals to low-cost veterinarians
Pet Orphans of Southern California
Financial assistance for emergency veterinary care for low-income individuals
The Pet Fund
Provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals for veterinary care
Pitbull Rescue Central
Offers a variety of online resources for pitbull owners, including financial assistance for veterinary needs.
Financial assistance for impending veterinary care and for emergency boarding
Online applications only
Voice for the Animals Foundation
Financial aid for low-income families through their “Helping Friends” program
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has no affiliation with the above organizations.
All costs are incurred at owner’s expense.