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Kentucky Pets: 10 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Kentucky Pets: 10 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Affordable vet care can be difficult to find for your Kentucky pets during a global pandemic. COVID-19 has zapped money from our pockets among countless other things. But hold fast, friends — there’s hope. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of low-cost Kentucky pet care facilities for your furry loved ones.

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Spay and Neuter Services

Happy Paws Clinic (Danville)

If you’re looking for low-cost, affordable spay and neuter services for your Kentucky pets, look no further than Happy Paws Clinic in Danville. You could pay as little as $35 for your cats and $45 for your canines depending on gender and size, of course. Happy Paws is a volunteer-run facility that’s only open one day a week, so be sure to schedule your appointment soon. Click here to learn more and find a surgery time slot, or call (859) 691-1137.

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Humane Society A.L.L. of Madison County (Richmond)

Humane Society Animal League for Life (A.L.L.) of Madison County in Richmond provides low-cost spay/neuter services for your beloved Kentucky pets. Male and female felines are $35 and $40, respectively, while male and female canines cost $50 and $60. If animals exceed a certain weight limit, then an extra fee is included. If you’re interested in their services, you can go here for more information. Call (859) 626-5600 ext. 2.

Critters Without Litters (Harrodsburg)

Critters Without Litters is a 501c3 non-profit organization that boasts exceptional low-cost spay and neuter services. They provide top-tier pre-op and post-operative care for your Kentucky pets as well. They administer pain medication to your furry loved ones that last for 24 hours and they’ll give you said medication to take home upon request. Now that’s quality care. Call (859) 734-0199 or click here to browse their website.

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Pet Food Banks/Pantries

No Kill Louisville (Louisville)

No Kill Louisville offers free food to lower-income families and their Kentucky pets. They distribute said free food on the first and third Saturday of every month from 12 pm to 4 pm. You must complete an application in order to receive assistance. In addition, approved applicants won’t be able to pick up food more than once a month. You can click here to fill out the application and read the guidelines. Call (502) 536-8738.

Kentucky Humane Society (Louisville)

This statewide humane society no longer boasts a drive-thru pet food bank. That being said, they can provide free food for your Kentucky pets. You’ll need to complete an application for pet food assistance. This is highly recommended, especially if you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19. Go here to access the application for aid and get more information. Call (502) 366-3355.

Lexington Humane Society (Lexington)

Lexington Humane Society offers a wonderful pet food bank for low-income owners and their Kentucky pets. Distribution dates are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm. That’s impressive for a food bank! You can stop by the Administration Building located at 1600 Old Frankfurt Pike, Building B. Head over here to peruse the guidelines and get more info. You can also call (859) 233-0044 ext. 238 with any questions or concerns.

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Free Temporary Care

The Center for Women and Families (Louisville and Shelbyville)

If you’re in dire need of finding a temporary home for your Kentucky pets while escaping a domestic violence situation, the Kentucky Humane Society offers foster services. The Center for Women and Families has a pet room on the premises for your furry loved ones while arrangements are made with the KHS. Your pets may be fostered for up to 60 days while you take care of yourself and your needs. While in the care of the KHS, pets will receive medical attention and spay/neutering if necessary. Call 1-844-237-2331 if you’re ever in danger. Their hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Veterinary Care Grants/Assistance

HOPE for Pets (Statewide)

The Jordan Memorial Fund via HOPE for Pets is committed to providing medical assistance to senior citizens with Kentucky pets. They help said seniors keep up with veterinary expenses and ensure that they won’t have to give up their furry friend because of lack of funds. If you’re a senior and in need of pet aid, click here to learn more and read all about Jordan’s story.

KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic (Louisville)

The KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic not only offers immensely discounted spay and neuter surgeries for your Kentucky pets, but they also provide free spay/neuter services for pit bulls! This is most certainly a blessing in an age wherein money is tight and there’s a pervasive stigma surrounding pit bulls. Go here for more information. You can also call (502) 636-3491 or email them at [email protected]

Animal Hospital of Danville (Danville)

Animal Hospital of Danville accepts ScratchPay credit as compensation for their services. So, if you need care for your Kentucky pets but can’t afford to pay a lump sum, ScratchPay offers a wide array of affordable payment plans catered to your financial status. Head over here to browse Animal Hospital of Danville’s website and learn more about ScratchPay. Call (859) 238-2201.

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