Animal Rescue Fund

Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is for rescuers who face major veterinary rehabilitation costs for homeless animals. Cases are assessed on an individual basis. Please contact PAHS to discuss. Read about our ARF stories.

Help Line

Volunteers and staff can give advice on how to proceed with situations involving pets, rescued animals or emergencies, between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. For emergencies after hours, contact the animal control agency or police in your area. For Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills, contact (650) 329-2413. For Mountain View, contact (408) 764-0344. For nighttime emergency veterinary care, call South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic at (650) 494-1461 or 24-hour Adobe Animal Hospital at (650) 948-9661.

PET Help

Pet Emergency Treatment (PET) Help provides financial assistance to elderly and disabled people on limited fixed incomes living in Redwood City, East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, Mountain View, and Palo Alto who experience unforeseen major veterinary expenses for their pets. The program consists of grants capped at $200. Each case is assessed individually. Expect to demonstrate financial need. Before seeking PET Help, PAHS requests that you apply for Care Credit assistance. Care Credit is a nationwide financial assistance program offered to help the public with health expenses, including veterinary care for pets in need. Click here to apply. If you are denied Care Credit and want to apply for a PAHS PET Help grant, please contact PAHS to discuss application procedures. You may find that you will need to supplement the grant with other funds. Click here to obtain information about other veterinary financial aid programs.

Spay and Neuter Fund

PAHS’ Spay and Neuter Program provides critical funding to underwrite spay/neuter surgeries for homeless animals and animals from low-income households. For more information on the Spay and Neuter Fund, click here.

CatWorks and Helping Homeless Animals

Too many pets end up on the streets as strays. These animals can be spayed, neutered, and cared for, just as pets in homes can be. PAHS funds programs to help homeless cats and other domestic animals in our community. For information on our CatWorks, RabbitWorks, and Rodentworks spay and neuter programs, click here.