2017 Lower-Income Pet-Cat Veterinary Care Assistance Program
If your sterilized pet cat is sick or injured and you need financial help to
get prompt veterinary care for him, we may be able to help.
Simply call us during our weekday business hours and fill out a brief
Once your application is approved and you’ve scheduled your appointment, we’ll
fax a voucher directly to the clinic to help with the cost of diagnosing and
treating your cat.
The voucher covers treatment of the illness or injury specified on the voucher
— based on what you tell us is wrong with him.
- Only one voucher will be issued per household over the life of the
program regardless of the number of cats living in the household (so schedule
this benefit with care!).
The voucher must be used within 10 days of the application date.
- The voucher covers one vet appointment only.
Work done before your application is approved is not covered.
The voucher covers only costs directly related to diagnosis and treatment
of the specified illness or injury.
It does not cover euthanasia or cremation.
- The voucher pays a maximum of $300 (including taxes) for that one vet
visit and only for treatments that have an estimated cost of less than
If the diagnosis and treatment costs less than $300 (as it often does), the
balance is not accessible for other services.
If the diagnosis and treatment costs are more than that, you are responsible
for the excess.
Ask the doctor to estimate the cost of the work before proceeding if he or
she expects the charges to go over the limit.
If it’s more than you can afford, ask them to limit their work to the
- We are unable to help with cat emergencies that require immediate
Consult with your clinic to find other programs better able to handle
- More complex problems requiring lab work and x-rays to diagnose —
or procedures requiring anesthesia —
require a written veterinary estimate before the application can be
You must meet all the
of our free spay/neuter voucher program.
In addition, you must:
- Be an active recipient of New Mexico food stamps.
A photo copy of your card showing your name must be e‐mailed or texted to us
at the time of application together with a photo of the sick cat.
- All of your cats must be sterilized.