Emergency Veterinary Care Assistance Grant Program
Every year Habitat for Hounds Animal Rescue assists with the costs of emergency veterinary care to pet owning families dealing with financial hardships. This program is presented to participating veterinarians in our area as a grant and is financed by fundraisers and donations.
Grant Information and Guidelines
Anyone in need of financial assistance must call one of the veterinarians within the Emergency Veterinary Care Assistance Grant Program Network. You will find a list of participating veterinarians at the bottom of this page.
The EVCA Grant Program is meant to provide financial assistance to families struggling with financial hardship and have a pet in need of medical care. The purpose is to "assist" and not meant to cover the entire cost of services.
Recipients will be responsible for the remainder of their bill minus the voucher amount granted by the veterinarian.
Emergencies would be unexpected illnesses and injuries. Financial aid may only be received once per year per household.
We DO NOT cover the following: “routine” office visits, vaccines, cremation, nail trims/grooming, spay/neuter (unless it is required for health purposes i.e. pyometra) routine care and blood work for already diagnosed conditions such as but not limited to diabetes. We will assist with euthanasia should that be necessary and treatment for Lyme disease as well as illnesses and injuries not mentioned above.
The EVCA Grant Program is not to be used for individuals who have bred their animal or any other animal in their care or provide assistance to any known breeder.
All recipients are required to fill out an EVCA Grant Recipient Application provided by the veterinarian.
Grant amounts: $25 voucher for office visits during regular hours $50 in vouchers for office visits classified as "emergency" and subject to a higher office fee.
Emergency Veterinary Care Assistance Grant Program Network
Johnstown Veterinary Associates
215 Messenger Street
Johnstown, PA 15902
Forest Hills Veterinary (established patients only)
132 Maxine Drive
Sidman, PA 15955
Ebensburg Animal Hospital
922 Rowena Drive
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Cambria Veterinary Care
516 Broad Street
Johnstown, PA 15906