Who We Are

The Pet Care and Assistance Fund’s mission is to provide emergency medical care and treatment to animals, specifically those animals that might otherwise suffer needlessly. Our objective is to offer pet owners with financial constraints an alternative to euthanasia when their pet faces a treatable, yet life-threatening condition. Recognizing companion pets are vital members of the family, this fund will help to restore the quality of life for pets, while maintaining the bond between pet owner and pet.

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How To Help

Led by a passionate and committed Board of Directors, the Pet Care and Assistance Fund was established in 2014, and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the health interests and welfare of animals. Every gift and contribution will be acknowledged with a letter recognizing their tax deductible donation.

How to Apply

Please ask your emergency care provider if they are a PCAF partner. Participating facilities will be familiar with our eligibility requirements, and will have an application available for you to complete at the time of your pet’s need for care. This application will be submitted directly to the PCAF board of directors for evaluation.


I have a Tweenie Black and Tan Dachshund who is the love of my life. Her name is Jake. Yes you heard right. When I saw her being re-homed on Craigslist ten years ago I knew I had to have her. She was a show dog being retired and her name was "Cup Cake" and me being a 6'2" 250lb Veteran with a beard I was in no way having a dog named "Cup Cake" so Jake sounded like cake and she picked it up immediately... Now those big brown eyes have great powers even over tuff old birds like myself and I would always succumb to her begging. Therefore her girth grew and Doxies are famous for back injuries. One day after jumping off the couch she just froze and could hardly move. It scared me to death. This was on a Friday evening and I waited to see if it would just fade away. By Sunday it was even worse. I had to carry her outside to go potty. I couldn't wait until Monday so I took her into Veterinary Emergency Service in Middleton Wisconsin. The Doc saw her, tests were done, meds where prescribed and when the bill came I went into shock. I am a disabled USAF Veteran who lives on a very meager pension and couldn't afford, no I didn't HAVE hundreds of dollars to pay for their assistance but if I did I would have gladly have given it for Jake. Luckily they told me of the Pet Care & Assistance Fund and I filled out a form for their help and was approved! My bill was magically reduced by almost 2/3rds! I don't know what I would have done without their help. I am forever in their debt. Now I have put my foot down. Jake has lost at least 4 lbs since then (That's like 20lbs on a human) and she has a waistline once again! Jake and I want to thank the Pet Care Fund from the bottom of our hearts... Thank you!