IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Great news: YES! Tails of Help restarting
the applications process effective October 1, 2017!

We are very grateful that Tails of Help has been able to restart our funding applications process effective October 1, 2017, thanks to generous support from an anonymous donor and from our premier sponsor VCA Canada. 

Your help is the key to keep our applications process open! Fundraising during the Alberta Challenge is vital to building Tails of Help charitable activity reserve funds for the applications process during the coming months and on into 2018. This is what is needed for us to help keep more pets healthy and together with their families.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Tails of Help major annual fundraising campaign the Alberta Challenge runs November 1 - December 20, 2017

Great news! DOUBLE DOLLAR DONATIONS:

During  the 2017 Alberta Challenge from Nov 1 – Dec 20, every dollar donated during the campaign will be matched by our generous anonymous donor! 

For more information about the 2017 Alberta Challenge, please click here


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective April 10, 2017 New Funding Limits and Application Criteria

For more information about these changes, please click here.

How Can We Help?

Veterinarians are often faced with tragic situations where pets are surrendered or euthanized because of financial distress. Clinics provide significant pro bono services, but cannot bear the entire burden alone. 

Tails of Help is dedicated to providing financial support to qualified pet owners who find themselves in need of essential veterinary care. Applications for funding are made on behalf of eligible pet owners by participating Alberta veterinary clinics, and rely on veterinarian recommendation of both the animal and the owner for the program.  

Any financial support from Tails of Help is supplied directly to the treating veterinary practice entity.  Owners are expected to make some financial contribution to the treatment of their animal.  

  • Qualifying criteria for owners and for patients can be found here
  • Application form to submit a case can be found here
  • For pet owners who do not fit into one of the six Specific Criteria on the main Application Form, the Owner Financial Need Form can be found here
  • (ABVMA member login is required to access these pages)
As of November 2013 we began accepting applications for health care assistance submitted by participating veterinary clinics.

A Participating Veterinary Practice:

  1. Is an ABVMA certified Veterinary Practice Entity
  2. Agrees to comply with the terms and conditions of the program
  3. Agrees to evaluate the owner and patient according to the program criteria and nominate only eligible cases and eligible owners
  4. Agrees to actively engage in activities of Tails of Help including promotion, and/or fund-raising

For detailed Information for Veterinarians: click here to access:

  • Detailed qualifying criteria for owners and patients
  • Details of the Funding Application Process
  • Funding Application Form

(NOTE: above are secured pages, ABVMA member login is required)


Tails of Help donation kits for veterinary practices
- now available

(Click here for more information)