Cancer Care Fund

Cancer Care Fund

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Therapy dog Chase, a past beneficiary of the Cancer Care Fund

Thanks to generous donors, the Pet Partners Cancer Care Fund has been able to provide financial assistance for more than 130 therapy animals diagnosed with cancer since 2016.

Our therapy animal teams make more than 3 million life-enhancing visits each year. These uncommonly friendly and loving animals bring hope, comfort, and happiness to those suffering from pain, loneliness, or depression. The Cancer Care Fund is one special opportunity for us to give back to a therapy animal in need.

We know that every cancer diagnosis is different. That’s why our funds will pay for a range of expenses associated with cancer:

  • Diagnostic procedures.
  • Chemotherapy or other direct forms of treatment.
  • Alternative cancer-related procedures, such as acupuncture.
  • End-of-life care and pain mitigation.

Fund Requirements

  • The animal must be a currently registered Pet Partners therapy animal, or a retired Pet Partners therapy animal.
  • The cancer diagnosis must be after the team was registered with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program.
  • The fund is available only for eligible cases in which treatment was received on or after February 1, 2016.
  • Your veterinarian must be able to provide a histopathology or cytology report to confirm the animal’s diagnosis of cancer.
  • Your veterinary clinic must be willing to either refund you or credit your account, as Pet Partners provides direct payment to the veterinary office.

For more information, please review our FAQ page or the information on the application form.

To apply for the Cancer Care Fund, log into the Volunteer Center and search for ‘Cancer Care Fund’ to access the application.