Charitable Animal Organizations

This list below is provided as a courtesy and does not necessarily serve as an endorsement of any of the organizations.  The SCVVC is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of this list, but is merely providing the list as a helpful resource to pet owners.  

Veterinary Medical Associations

Training, Socialization & Behavioral Rehabilitation


SCVVC
scvvc.pets@gmail.com
Helping pets & people to resolve behavioral issues - Loving & gentle methods - Amazing results

Animal Health Care Products, Diet & Vaccines

Poison Control and Toxic Substance Information

The information above has been provided as a courtesy to assist pet owners in need of resources. HEART does not attest to the accuracy of any information provided on this page.  This information is not meant to represent a comprehensive list of resources, nor is it meant to recommend or endorse any particular organization, entity, or individual. 

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
www.aspca.org/apcc
Website containing a searchable list of toxic and non-toxic plants with images and has downloadable copies of articles on over 50 different toxic agents. It also provides links to many other animal related topics.

California Veterinary Medical Association
www.cvma.org
A wonderful resource for all animal-related topics.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
www.avma.org
The AVMA Web site is the place where veterinary professionals, pet owners, and animal lovers go to find comprehensive information on pet care, animal health, and more. Jobs


Southern California Veterinary Medical Association

www.scvma.org

Nation's largest regional veterinary medical association.


American Association of Feline Practitioners
www.catvets.com
The American Association of Feline Practitioners improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation.

Association of Avian Veterinarians
www.aav.org
The Association of Avian Veteraniarians is an international organization committed to advancing and promoting avian medicine and stewardship.

AVID (American Veterinary Identification Systems)
www.avidid.com
MICROCHIP Implants & Registration The best way to reunite lost pets with their owners!

Hills Pet Nutrition
www.hillspet.com
Manufacturer of pet food, including SCIENCE DIET. All types of dietary needs for your pet.


IAMS
www.iams.com
Pet food to meet all dietary needs of dogs and cats.

Merial
www.merial.com
Manufacturer of FRONTLINE PLUS (flea & tick control), vaccines and other pharmaceuticals for animals.


Bayer Animal Health
www.bayer-ah.com
Manufacturer of ADVANTAGE (flea control) and pharmaceuticals for animals.

Nutramax
www.nutramaxlabs.com
Manufacturer of COSEQUIN (for joints) and other pharmaceuticals for animals.

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
www.luitpoldanimalhealth.com
Manufacturer of ADEQUAN (for joints) and other pharmaceuticals for animals.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
www.boehringer-ingelheim.com
Manufacturer of quality pet vaccines.

Zoetis
www.zoetis.com

Manufacturer of quality pet vaccines.

Intervet
www.intervetusa.com
Manufacturer of quality pet vaccines.


HandicappedPets.com 
www.handicappedpets.com​
Pet wheelchairs & other mobility assistance products.


Hot Dog Collars
www.hotdogcollars.com
Pet collars, leashes, id tags, beds & more!

Actors and Others for Animals 
www.actorsandothers.com/emergencyhelp.html   Phone: 818-897-8760
A Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area.  Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income. 

African Wildlife Foundation
www.awf.org
Funds and develops conservation programs and projects.


Amanda Foundation

www.amandafoundation.org

Spaying/Neutering, adoptions

American Animal Hospital Association 
www.aahahelpingpets.org Phone:   866-4-HELPETS 866-443-5738
Has an emergency fund available to assist low-income pet owners with veterinary expenses. 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ("ASPCA")
www.aspca.org

Working to put an end to animal abuse & neglect.

Angels 4 Animals 
www.angels4animals.org Phone: 916-941-9119
Working together with vet clinics and owners Angels 4 Animals Guardian Angel Program helps pet owners with financial assistance for a sick or injured pet.


Animal Health Foundation

www.animalhealthfoundation.net  Phone:  800-939-0936

Improving lives of animals by supporting charitable, scientific, literary & educational activities.


Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF) 
www.petprojectfoundation.org   Phone: 949-240-2899
Services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance.   

Ark of San Juan

www.arkofsanjuan.org    Phone:  (949) 388-0034

To protect and enhance the lives of stray and abandoned domestic dogs and cats in need, with the primary focus on the animals originating from within the City of San Juan Capistrano


Brown Dog Foundation
www.browndogfoundation.org
Dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. 

Canine Cancer Awareness 
www.caninecancerawareness.org
Provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment. 


Downtown Dog Rescue

www.downtowndogrescue.org

Adoptions, shelter intervention program.

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance 
www.fveap.org
Provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services in life-threatening situations. 

Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund
www.flff.org/sunnyday.html    Phone: 310-441-2888
Provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles.


Found Animals

www.foundanimals.org

Animal health & welfare assistance.


Guide Dogs of America

www.guidedogsofamerica.org

Provides guide dogs and instruction/training for their work with the blind/vision impaired.

Help-A-Pet
www.help-a-pet.org 
Provides financial assistance for the medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense.

Hope for Paws
hopeforpaws.org
An organization which does amazing work rescuing abused and neglected animals and relocating them to suitable homes.


Humane Society of the United States  ("HSUS")
www.humanesociety.org
The HSUS is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. It prides itself as America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect.

In Memory of Magic (IMOM) 
www.imom.org    Phone: 866-230-2164 
Dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because his or her caretaker is financially challenged.  Request must be made before animal is treated.  

LabMed 
www.labmed.org
Helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention (rescue only). 

Labrador Harbor
www.labradorharbor.org
Provides financial assistance for owners and rescue organizations caring for Labrador Retrievers in need of non-routine veterinary care. 

Labrador Lifeline 
www.labradorlifeline.org
Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life. 

Lovebugs Rescue   

www.lovebugsrescue.org

Works with local animal shelters that are overpopulated so that the amount of animals being euthanized unnecessarily is lessened.


Magic Bullet Fund 
www.themagicbulletfund.org    Phone: 630-986-9504
Helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment.

Mercy Crusade
www.dogcatfix.com Phone: 818-597-2926 or 805-278-4433
A Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County dedicated to ending pet overpopulation.  

Morris Animal Foundation
www.morrisanimalfoundation.org
Helps advance health and welfare research that protects, treats and cures companion animals, horses and wildlife worldwide. Founded by a visionary veterinarian in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation today is a world leader in advancing veterinary research that protects, treats and cures animals on every continent. The Foundation has funded more than 1,600 studies, many of which have led to animal health breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, prevention and cures.

Muffin Diabetic Pets Association 
www.petdiabetes.net/fund
Assists pets with diabetes.


National Center for Emotional Support 
www.facebook.com/NationalCenterForEmotionalSupportAnimals;   Phone: (256) 400-DOGS (3647) Email: contact@emotional-supportanimals.com
Easiest, lowest-cost way to get an ADA recognized doctor’s note for your emotional-support animals, so you can live with them even where pets are denied. 


​Noble Friends Foundation

www.noblefriendsfoundation.org   Phone: (714) 943-5595

​Focusing on the importance of treating abandoned, neglected and abused animals in OC with the dignity, kindness and protection they deserve.


Operation Blankets of Love
operationblanketsoflove.com
Provides blankets & towels to animal shelters to help provide a little comfort to the unfortunate pets who are housed at these shelters.

Orange County SPCA
orangecountyspca.org
Helping place homeless animals in loving homes and providing other assistance


Ozzy Foundation 
www.ozzyfoundation.org
Helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet. 

Paws/LA 
www.pawsla.org
Provides services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness to help them keep and care for their pets.

Pet Assistance Foundation
www.petassistancefoundation.org   Phone: 877-772-9738

Referral service & assistance for spaying & neutering.

Pet Orphans of Southern California
www.petorphans.org    Phone: 818-901-0190
Program for individual rescuers, helps primarily with spay/neuter, vaccinations, adoption events. Also has “Good Samaritan Fund,” to assist with medical emergencies, as funds are available.


Petco Foundation

www.petcofoundation.org

Supports adoption, rescue & spay/neuter events.


PetSmart Charities 

www.petsmartcharities.org

Supports adoption, rescue & spay/neuter events.

RedRover Relief (formerly LifeLine Grants) 
www.uan.org    Phone:  916-429-2457
Provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. 

Riley Rolph Animal Rescue Foundation 
www.rileysrescue.org
Provides financial assistance to existing, reputable animal rescues and raises awareness for animal welfare through its information resource network. 


Sam Simon Foundation

www.samsimonfoundation.com

Medical care assistance, hearing dog program, dogs for vets, adoptions.

Sue Freeman’s Guide to Rescue Cats 
www.rescueguide.com/aid.html
Website contains a list of pet financial-assistance resources in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  ("SPCA")
www.spcala.com
Advancing and advocating the safety and well-being of animals.


SPCALA

www.spcala.com

Rescue, adoptions, boarding & other services.

The Mosby Foundation 
www.themosbyfoundation.org
Assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. 

The Pet Fund 
www.thepetfund.com Phone: 916-443-6007
Provides assistance to owners needing financial help for veterinary care.


Voice for the Animals Foundation
www.vftafoundation.org    Phone: 310-392-5153
Helping Friends Program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets. 

World Wildlife Fund
www.worldwildlife.org
Conservation of endangered species.

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