The Magic Bullet Fund


If you have a dog with cancer, you know better than most why there is a great need for financial assistance for those who cannot afford cancer treatment for their loving and beloved pups. Give if you are able to - donations are desperately needed by the Magic Bullet Fund and by all of the organizations below. Your donation will be greatly appeciated by the people whose dogs who would otherwise not be able to have treatment.

If you are in need of assistance:

  • Ask if a discount program is offered by one of your local veterinary clinics or hospitals. Many veterinary school treatment centers have affiliated foundations to help clients without resources.
  • Apply to CareCredit.
  • Attempt to secure a bank loan.
  • Contact the organizations below.
  • The Magic Bullet Fund - Nationwide financial assistance for people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment costs. Founder and administrator Laurie Kaplan. The Magic Bullet Fund gives dogs with cancer a fighting chance to survive.

Do Some Fundraising

Apply to CareCredit

Apply to the Citi Healthcard

Have a tag sale / garage sale

Sell all that stuff you no longer need on Ebay (etc)

Apply for any grants or donations you can find

Start a campaign at

Ask your veterinarian! Many clinics maintain a fund through which they help clients in need of financial assistance for their dog's medical care.

Find more fundraising ideas here: The Senior Dogs Project

Or here:
  • The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund - Provides grants for cancer treatment for dogs and cats in United States.
  • IMOM - helping all pets in need of medical treatment. "To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged." At this time, assistance is available only for emergency life-or-death situations.
  • The Pet Fund - helping dogs needing medical treatment, several week waiting period. The Pet Fund assists owners in covering medical costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care.
  • The Picasso Fund - Administered by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the Picasso Veterinary Fund pays for lifesaving medical treatment for sick and injured animals transferred from NYC's AC&C to other Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) for adoption. These animals get treatment at affiliated veterinary centers to get back on their feet, and then are put up for adoption when they are healthy enough to be placed into a permanent home. Since 2003, hundreds of dogs and cats have received medical treatment paid for by the Fund.
  • The Acme Foundation - helping dogs in treatment at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, in Lake County, CA.
  • Labrador Harbor - helping labs only in CA only
  • Brown Dog Foundation - helping dogs in TN only
  • Special Needs Dobermans - helping senior and special needs Dobies
  • Cody's Club Cody’s Club provides financial support for those who face radiation treatments on a limited income, and also emotional support services in the form of a hotline and in-person group that meets monthly.
  • Smiling Blue Skies On March 27, 2001, Blues lost his battle with lymphoma. In Blues' memory, a special cancer fund has been set up through the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund.
  • Animal Care Foundation  A community-based nonprofit organization in Englewood, CO that promotes the human-animal bond through programming that provides emotional, medical and financial support to help people and animals heal one another.
  • Land of Pure Gold - Assistance for Golden Retreiver working dogs with cancer
  • Canine Cancer  -  Financial support and a fabulous supplement exchange program.


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