What is a Qualifying Patient?

A veterinarian or their designate will need to evaluate the companion animal’s case for eligibility for funding. The following criteria will need to be met by the patient:

  • Is an owned animal presented to a participating veterinary practice.

  • Is ill or injured and does require veterinary care

  • Has a condition that failure to treat will result in the death of the animal or would require euthanasia for humane reasons, or would necessitate the surrender of the animal.

The intent of the program is to provide essential care for ill or injured pets. Services such as wellness exams, vaccinations, spays and neuters, and cancer treatment will not be funded through Tails of Help.