How Our

Program Works

In order to qualify for our program, pet owners need to provide identification and some form of documentation indicating that they are currently unemployed, on public assistance, disabled or living at or below the poverty level. Pet owners who are able to pay a portion of the veterinary care will be asked to do so on a sliding-scale basis. Veterinarians participating in the program will reduce their fees in order to care for animals accepted for treatment under NY SAVE. The pets treated through NY SAVE will receive the same level of care as any other veterinary patients. Click below to access our application.

Our Mission

We strive to make this process as quick and easy as possible for both the owner of the animal experiencing the emergency and the veterinarian who will be performing necessary procedures and providing care. We have outlined a diagram to help participants in NY SAVE's funding program better understand how the program works, Click below to see this diagram.

To provide funding for veterinary care of sick or injured companion animals owned by low-income New York City residents who are unable to pay the costs due to financial emergency.​To see if you may qualify based on the organization's criteria, please click below.

Our Application