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Get Veterinary Assistance in Alabama!

Get Veterinary Assistance in Alabama!

If you need help with pet care in Alabama, you’re not alone. We’ve had many requests for information in this area. Fortunately, we’ve been able to find a few agencies that can help.


There are several agencies that assist with pet care costs. We’ve done our best to organize them by type.

Don’t forget to check out our nationwide list of 24 agencies that help pets in all states!


Need help with spay or neuter costs?

There are many agencies that offer low-cost spay and neuter services for low income families.

Alabama Animal Adoption Society (Greater Birmingham)


The Adoption Society believes that the number of abandoned animals can be reduced through responsible spaying and neutering. Therefore, they provide low-cost certificates to help with the expense of these surgeries.

In order to do this, you should make an appointment with one of their participating veterinaries in the Greater Birmingham area. You should speak with the veterinarian and tell them you want to use a certificate from the Alabama Animal Adoption Society before you actually buy the certificate. This gives you the chance to make sure you know what to expect through the process.

You can find more information on the Alabama Animal Adoption Society page. 

Alabama Animal Alliance (Montgomery)

The Alabama Animal Alliance offers a “Fix Your Pet for $10” program. They also offer a transport program for residents who live in Lee County. See the details on the Alabama Animal Alliance website. 

Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation (Birmingham)

This agency distributes low-cost spay and neuter certificates to anyone who needs them. The certificate only covers the actual surgery and you may be required to pay for additional items or services.


Mobile SPCA (Mobile)

The Mobile SPCA offers a $10 off coupon for spay and neuter surgeries at their preferred veterinarians.

Shelby Humane (Columbiana)

You may qualify for completely free spay and neuter surgeries! You can apply for free or low cost service on their website here. 

They also offer at least six low cost veterinary clinics each year that also offer vaccinations and micro-chipping for those who can’t afford regular veterinary care.

Spay / Neuter Action Project (Madison County & Huntsville)


If you live in Huntsville or Madison County, you can fix your pet for just $5 if you qualify. In order to qualify, you must receive Medicaid, WIC, EBT, Social Security Disability or have an annual income of $35,000 or less. You will need to call one of their approved vets and ask for a $5 appointment. You can find the list on their website.

For other Spay and Neuter programs in Alabama, click here.

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Need help with other veterinary costs?

This part gets a little tricky. Some assistance providers have been overwhelmed with requests for help and therefore don’t provide any useful information about their services. If you are seeking help from these agencies, it may require additional assistance.

AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund 

This fund does not provide funding directly to individuals. It is only provided to veterinarians… and because of the number of requests they receive, they do not tell anyone who their enrolled veterinarians are.

This agency specifically helps disabled veterans who need service animals, survivors of domestic violence, low income seniors and Good Samaritans who rescue animals.  More info here.

If you need help from this agency, you could try contacting your veterinarian (and others in your area) to see if they are members. They will need to be enrolled in order to apply for assistance on your behalf.

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Need help with pet care costs after a disaster?

Disasters can cause unexpected veterinary expenses. Fortunately, we’ve found help.

Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation 

The ALVMF Disaster Response Fund offers assistance with out-of-pocket veterinary expenses after a major storm or disaster. They also provide mobile animal sheltering units as part of their relief services.

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Monday 27th of December 2021

I’m a senior citizen and I have an 8 month old puppy who needs his shots. I’m finically unable to pay for this. His brother is 2 years old and his annual shots were due this past June. These two little furry friends give me great comfort and I need help please. I live on social security but it’s not enough to cover vet costs. I presently live in Dale County Alabama. Please please help me!

nicole costner

Friday 10th of December 2021

yes I have an 11 yr old minature pincher we rescued from an abusive situation and have been having problems with her having a swollen abdomen and we have taken her and her liver enzymes were elavated a little and the medication didnt seem to help so we to her to another vet they said she needed to be spayed because she could develope major issues because she has never had a litter of puppies and it can cause pymetra but my husband and i have been struggling ever since we had a house fire and then have been living in a camper that his boss had on his car lot but it was damaged so it cant be moved and then labor day a year ago my husband was trying to do some side work for the owner of the camper to help pay the bills and feel 25ft and broke his neck in three places and back in one and the city has just told us we have to move out from here because its aginst city regulations and since they cut out unemployment we have no way of paying for her surgery and they have had her on water pills to try to keep the fluid down until they can do her surgery and its so hard to watch her in pain and not be able to do anything i tried to apply for credit . we really would greatly appericate taking into consideration helping us get her spayed to stop this infection from spreading and if we dont get it done it could kill her because thats the only way to help her have a happy and healthy life but we have borrowed the money from friends to take her to get her shots and to get her medication but she is scheduled to have her surgery on 12/14/21 at mercey animal hospital in Gardendale,Al,35071 and we have tried to find a way but was unable my name is Nicole costner my contact information is --------- or ---------- is my husbands # if there is anyway you could help in any way please contact us thank you:Nicole costner and little dobbie would be able to enjoy life like she deserves.


Monday 13th of December 2021

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Lori A Phillips

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

Thank you for all your hard work. You may want to add low cost internet thru the internet essentials program. Its $0 for 2 mos then 9.95 a month and some may qualify for 9.95 to be reduced to 0.00. Lori Phillips


Monday 29th of November 2021

Thanks for letting us know! I’m glad we were able to help.

Sylvia Ross

Sunday 30th of May 2021

I need help with veterinary bills for elderly, chronically ill dog on chronic prednisolone & two blood pressure meds - runs me about $300 a month, & my disability check is only $1000/month. I also have an elderly cat that I've never been able to afford to even get vaccinated for rabies. These animals are both rescues, & even though I knew their care would be a hardship for me, I rescued them because it was the right thing to do. Therefore, I feel I should be able to receive some assistance of some kind because of this.

Hannah Benge

Monday 31st of May 2021

This is everything we have for Alabama. We also have this list We know how difficult this can be! I hope you are able to find something that helps! -Hannah

Amanda Peyregne

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Is there an agency in Mobile,al does low cost for bunnies?

Hannah Benge

Saturday 26th of September 2020

As of yet, all of the resources we have are listed. However, we will add this to the list! -Hannah