Maria contacted us looking for free or cheap veterinary care for low income clients (such as veterinary vouchers and low income vet referrals) in the Sacramento area. If you’re in a similar situation in the Sacramento area, please check out our response below!
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Our friends at JustAnswer may be able to answer your veterinary questions. You won’t even need to leave the comfort of your home!
Nationwide Free and Low-Cost Veterinary Care
Free and Low Cost Veterinary Care in California
Starfleet Canine Aid Foundation (SCAF)
California dogs who require medical treatment for an unforeseen illness or injury may be eligible to receive funds from SCAF. A diagnosis and good prognosis for survival are required.
Please note that SCAF will not help pay for the initial veterinary visit that provides the diagnosis. It only assists with treatment. You will need an itemized bill from a veterinarian.
Free and Low Cost Vet Care in the Sacramento Area
Acme Foundation (Lake County only)
Senior citizens and disabled owners of seriously ill cats and dogs can apply for assistance through the Acme Foundation. The funds will only be disbursed to Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, so treatment must be received there. To qualify, pets must be diagnosed as seriously ill, have a good prognosis of survival and belong to a low-income senior citizen or disabled owner.
Chester Foundation (Greater Sacramento Area)
The Chester Foundation provides funds directly to the veterinary hospital to cover the costs of emergency, life-threatening treatments. The funds cover the necessary materials and labor costs. Partner hospitals also offer discounts, helping owners even further.
To qualify, owners must be low income and reside in one of the following counties: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. Click here for the application.
Low income Placer County pet owners can receive assistance through Placer SPCA. They offer up to $500 to help with rental pet deposits and veterinary treatment!
In order to receive help, you will need to prove that you have a history of responsible pet ownership. Funds are not available for chronic conditions, cosmetic procedures, or for animals with a history of behavior or temperament problems. A good prognosis of recovery is required and pets must be spayed/neutered at time of treatment.
Fill out this form to receive a coupon for a free exam at a neighborhood VCA animal hospital!
Spay/Neuter & Vaccinations in the Sacramento Area
ASN Non-Profit Clinic
Contact ASN at (916) 368-7314 to schedule a low or no-cost appointment. They have locations in Sacramento and Auburn!
City of Sacramento Front Street Shelter (Sacramento CITY only)
A FREE vaccination clinic is available regularly to pets of low-income Sacramento residents. Microchips are also available for just $10 per pet (cash only).
To qualify, owners must provide proof of residency within the city of Sacramento and proof of low-income status.
Click here to find the current schedule for vaccination clinics.
They also have hold a Pet Food Bank on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.
SacCity Pets (Sacramento CITY only)
If you’re a low income pet owner in Sacramento City, you can have your pets spayed, neutered and/or vaccinated at a very low cost. For boundaries and financial limits, check their website.
Get free or low-cost spay/neuter surgery from SSPCA! See their low-cost fee schedule by clicking here.