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Areas Served Cambridge
Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers financial assistance to the owners of pets who are unable to afford the veterinary expenses associated with a medical emergency.
Hours Please call to make an appointment
Eligibility Pet owners who wish to access the Compassion Fund must be referred by a licensed Veterinarian. Admittance to the program is considered only after all criteria have been met. 
Pet owners must demonstrate the following: 
  • Preventative Care – they must have provided their pet with basic preventative and maintenance care over the pet’s lifetime. Care includes shelter, appropriate fresh food and water daily and preventative veterinary care. Applicants whose pets are ill due to neglected care or lack of maintenance care may not be considered for funding. 
  • Prompt Medical Care – they must have provided their pet with prompt medical care when the need was urgent or critical. In instances where surgery, therapy, or supportive treatments are recommended, but the pet owner could not afford them, basic medical care or support to help with the pet’s quality of life, lessen pain or suffering should be demonstrated. The pet’s medical needs cannot have been neglected past reasonable time for treatment, which may have caused the animal to suffer. 
Application These are the steps that will be taken: 
  • Pet is taken to the Veterinarian where a physical exam is performed. 
  • Pet Owners fill in a Compassion Fund application form with their veterinarian. An estimated cost to CDHS is required before the medical care can be performed. 
  • Application is approved or declined by CDHS. 
  • Program Agreement is signed by CDHS staff and approved by the CDHS Executive Director, the pet owner and the participating Veterinary Hospital. A quote for services is included and agreed upon. 
  • The Veterinary Hospital invoices the CDHS Compassion Fund for services provided up to the maximum CDHS has approved. The pet owner is responsible to pay any difference directly to the Veterinary Hospital. 
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Veterinary Services
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-623-7722 ext. 224
Fax 519-623-9442
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Located In Community Cambridge
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1650 Dunbar Rd
Cambridge, ON N1R 8J5
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Intersection Conestoga Blvd. and Can-Amera Pkwy.
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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