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HOW SO I FIND A VET TO EUTHANIZE MY DOG FOR FREE

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EPPO IS 15, CANNOT WALK, BACK HIPS AND LEGS DONOT WORK, HE IS PEEING AND POOPING ON HIMSELF, GUMS ARE WHITE, HE'S SUFFERING! I AM TOTALLY BROKE! SISTER DIED ON OVERDOSE ON OCT, BROKE MY KNEECAP IN NOV AND HAVE BEEN OFF WORK FROM NOV TILL SAT. JAN MOM WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL JAN 5, WAS RELEASED LAST SAT TO A NURSING HOME FOR REHAB, SHE HAS ALZHEIMERS AND I TOOK CARE OF HER FOR 5 YEARS UNTIL I HAD NOTHING LEFT, HOME IS IN FORCLOSURE, ELECTRIC HAS BEEN OFF SINCE JAN 5 AND I NEED HELP! I AM GOING TO START PAWNING MY THINGS BUT DONT KNOW WHERE TO START. REALLY NEED TO PUT MY OLD FRIEND DOWN-HE IS SUFFERING SO. CHECK AROUND AND THE CHEAPEST WAS $41 AT THE MAVERICK VETS IN ORANGE PARK FL BUT DON'T HAVEN ANYTHING BUT A FEW PENNIES. PLEASE GUIDE AND HELP ME! IS THERE ANYTHING i CAN DO MYSELF? PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE HELP!!! TEBAYANE ROSE XXX-XXX-XXXX I AM IN THE DUVAL/CLAY COUNTY FLORIDA AREA. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE ME!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 7 years ago.

You can start by seeing if any of your local animal shelters will do this for you.

If not then here are some groups that might help you afford the vet bills. I highlighted the last one as it is specifically for people who may be losing their homes.

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aahahelpingpets.org/
" Through the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, veterinary care is possible for sick or injured pets even if they have been abandoned or if their owner is experiencing financial hardship."

Angels 4 Animals
http://www.angels4animals.org/
"Our services range from financial aid to complete treatment
to those pets and pet owners in need."

Care Credit
http://www.carecredit.com/
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, we offer a plan
and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every
budget." They have a zero interest program if you pay within a certain time frame and they list the vets who work with their product.

God's Creatures Ministry
http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html
"This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help."

Help-A-Pet
http://www.help-a-pet.org/home.html http://www.help-a-pet.org/
"Our efforts focus on serving the elderly, the disabled, and the
working poor."

IMOM
http://www.imom.org/
"We are dedicated to insure that no
companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker
is financially challenged."

The Pet Fund
http://thepetfund.com/
"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."

United Animal Nations
http://www.uan.org/lifeline/index.html
"The m ission of LifeLine is to help homeless or recently rescued
animals suffering from life-threatening conditions that require
specific and immediate emergency veterinary care. We strive to serve
Good Samaritans and rescue groups who take in sick or injured
animals. In certain cases, LifeLine can also assist senior citizens
and low-income families pay for immediate emergency veterinary care." They also keep a list of local and national help resources here
http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=163

 

If you, or anyone you know, are facing foreclosure, here is a link to a new resource for you and your pets:
http://nopawsleftbehind.org/paws/

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Out of all the links, there is only one that can potentialy help. The rest have long waiting lists, or I don't mmet the criteria for help or it takes too long. The foreclosure one is putting my animals in a shelter. I pray i don't have to do that. Is there anything I can give him to do it myself?

Tebayane

Expert:  NancyH replied 7 years ago.

The only legal, safe or humane way to euthanize at home is by using a bullet which is very difficult for most owners to even think about.

The mix of meds for euthanasia used by a vet or shelter is very carefully made to first put the animal to sleep and then stop the heart. Medications you might try at home could cause convulsions or pain and suffering, and might not do more than just damage the dog so there really isn't a simple home solution to this. If you think about it you will understand that anything that might kill a dog peacefully might also kill a human so the meds are very carefully controlled.