How To Qualify:
Our clear priority is to serve those who absolutely cannot afford a needed medical or surgical treatment for their pet. Our clients are primarily those referred from veterinary hospitals, Christian ministries and churches in the area, and those who contact us directly and qualify. Those who are not referred will need to provide proof of need.
We understand that there are those with financial need who have more than one pet and that there are several possible reasons for this. However, in order to be good stewards of the funds given to this ministry, we will only see clients who have no more than 2-3 pets in their household. We believe it is not prudent to have several animals when there is severe financial hardship and that sometimes the only wise, though painful, choice would be to find a good home for some of the pets.
Utilizing Our Services:
As you can imagine, there is much more need than we are able meet due to time and financial constraints, so our main focus will be to serve widows, single moms, and others in the northern Cobb and southern Cherokee county areas who have no way of paying for a serious illness or injury in their pet.
In general, veterinary medical and surgical fees are high because of the rapidly escalating costs of medicines, equipment and supplies as well as technician salaries. Support from local veterinarians and donations from animal loving Christians in our community enable our fees to be well below our cost to provide services, however the care will not be free in most cases. By God’s grace, we will treat pets of financially needy owners for 25% of normal veterinary fees in this area, or less.
How The Process Works:
1. Check out our locations for the present month.
(click the "locations" button)
2. Call 678-640-3512 to speak to us or to leave a message of your situation, who referred you and your pet’s condition.
3. Within 24 hours we will let you know if we will be able to help you with your need. If we are not able to help we will advise you, the best we can over the phone, of what our recommendations are. If we are able to see your pet, we will give you an appointment time.
4. We are sorry that we are simply unable to properly deal with after hours emergencies.
If you have an emergency with your pet, please call
Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic (770-424-9157) or
Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic(678-238-0700).