Pet Owners

Pet Owner Program Guidelines


NY SAVE can assist only in cases of true emergencies, defined as:


To provide emergency funding for the 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 hardship.


  • Owners must live in one of the five boroughs and have proof of New York City residency
  • Owner must be living at or below the poverty level for New York City as defined: The state limit is $41,100 for a 1-person family and $58,700 for a 4-person family
  • Owners must be able to demonstrate income
  • Owners must apply and be denied medical emergency funds with Care Credit, ScratchPay, or some other type of credit vehicle
  • Veterinarian/hospital and owner must give NY SAVE permission to use photography, audio recording, and/or video recording for promotional purposes on our website and social media platforms


If you meet the above qualifications, please call 917-669-7281, email us at or complete our contact form.

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