Low Cost Veterinary Options

Unfortunately, ACCT Philly is not able to provide low-cost veterinary services for pet owners. Rather than surrendering your pet to the shelter for euthanasia, we would like to provide you with some alternatives. We are unable to treat severely ill or injured animals in our shelter. All sick or injured pets will be assessed by our veterinary staff. If your pet is very ill or severely injured and we are unable to find a rescue group immediately, your pet may be humanely euthanized.

Low Cost Vet Hospitals and Clinics

Organizations Willing to Help Pay for Veterinary Care

These organizations may be able to help you afford regular or emergency veterinary care for your pet.

Ways to Raise Money to Afford Veterinary Care

  1. Talk to your vet about your options.
  2. Raise funds using online tools such as Pet Chance, YouCaring, GoFundMe, GoGetFunding, FundRazr, or GiveForward.
  3. Create a Community Page on Facebook.
  4. Apply for a loan through Care Credit, a credit card specifically intended for health expenses or veterinary care. (Please read the terms and conditions before applying.) You should also talk to your vet about iCare, an alternative service credit card with 0% interest that your veterinarian must apply for.
  5. Check with a rescue.




DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Any advice provided by the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is for informational purposes only. Some acctphilly email address may be managed by volunteers of ACCT Philly and do not necessarily represent the views of ACCT Philly or ACCT Philly staff.  Behavior and training advice and suggestions provided are not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a professional dog trainer or qualified animal behaviorist. ACCT Philly expressly disclaims any and all liability, expressed or implied, with respect to the service and advice received. Your reliance on the advice provided and/or content of ACCT Philly’s website or email communications is solely at your own risk. 

In addition, none of the content on ACCT Philly’s website or in communications from ACCT Philly representatives is intended to constitute veterinary advice or any other advice of a professional nature.  You should always consult your own veterinarian, dog behaviorist or other applicable professional for advice before making important decisions about your pet. Never disregard medical or professional advice, or delay seeking it, because of advice provided by ACCT Philly representatives. You should also ask your veterinarian to assist you in interpreting any behavioral advice provided and in applying the information to your individual case.