Humane Society of Harrisburg Area www.humanesocietyhbg.org
Traveling Safely by Car or Truck with Your Pet
Traveling With Your Pet – Insurance, Safety Tips, Relocation Advice, lots of great info. http://www.internationalinsurance.com/articles/pets.php
Feed an Animal in Need
Animal Rescue Site
Click here to read a good article on finding homeowners’ insurance for dog owners.
“INSURANCE COVERAGE DISCRIMINATION – No liability policy or surety bond issued pursuant to this act or any other act may prohibit coverage from any specific breed of dog.” (from the Pennsylvania Dog Law) Please note that this merely protects a consumer from having an insurance company issue an insurance policy with an exclusion for a dog based on its breed. Insurance companies can, however, choose not to insure based on nearly any reason, including breed designation, even if the dog has never displayed signs of aggression.”
Foremost Insurance Company has been very progressive with issuing insurance policies to consumer who own pit bulls.
State Farm Insurance does not discriminate against pit bulls or any other particular breed of dog.
USAA Insurance does not discriminate against pit bulls or any other breed.
The following Insurance Companies have a questionable history of denying coverage to consumers who own pit bulls:
- Donegal Mutual
- Lititz Mutual
- Met Life
- Ohio Casualty
- Penn National
If you are faced with extraordinary veterinary bills for your pet, the following organizations may be able to help you pay for animal hospital stays. Please read their information carefully as each group has its own guidelines and requirements.
A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, they offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.
Day by Day Pet Support Group
P.O. Box 633, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Day by Day Pet Support Group is a pet support group for people with terminally or critically ill pets. They do offer grants to pet parents who are in financial need. Grants are based solely on need of pet parent.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
Seniors, people with disabilities, people who have lost their jobs, good samaritans who rescue a cat or kitten — any of these folks may need financial assistance to save a beloved companion.
God’s Creatures Ministry
This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.
Dedicated to ensure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
The Pet Fund
The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.
Available to: residents of DC who have HIV/AIDS. Assistance: Provides public health education, exercise, pet foods, veterinary care, grooming, fostering and adoption services.
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Available to: shelter organizations, foster care givers, rarely individuals whose personal animals are in need. Assistance: medical treatment and S/N funding. Guidelines online.
RedRover Relief (with a link to www.redrover.org/relief) – RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic.
Review.com’s Review of Pet Insurance Companies
The Reviews.com research team compiled a list of 22 pet insurance companies and then selected 12 of the best to review based on 52 pet insurance features.
Rose’s Fund for Animals
Through tax-exempt donations, Rose’s Fund provides assistance in paying veterinary bills for emergency and life-threatening illnesses, injuries, and conditions where there is true need on the part of the pet owner.