Discounted Pet Care Links (UPDATED INFORMATION 12/16/2015)


Since I know what it's like not to be able to care for a sick or injured pet because of not having enough money, I wanted to direct all my readers to some great links I've found. If you find any links inactive or no longer giving a discount, then please contact me. 
Winter is here now and the Holidays are upon us, here are some tips!
For starters, even though I focus primarily about dogs, my information is about all pets. But... I want to share some information on Ferel Cats.
A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or her contact with humans has diminished over time. She is fearful of people and survives on her own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. 
With it so cold outside we need to help these furry friends. I've found some great information I'd like to share.  Ways to help:

Build a warm shelter -  Instructions here
 Wet Food - Wet food warmed slightly can be a great treat for a stray cat and add some much needed fat during the cold weather. If you have a colony of strays, consider giving them some food a few times a week to help them out.
*Warm Water - when everything is frozen it’s really hard for these stray animals to get enough water. Water is the most important thing for life. With accessible, warm water, that they don’t have to use their own body energy to melt.
TRP - Trap-Neuter-Return is accepted within the humane movement as the most effective way to stabilize and reduce the unowned cat population. It is also the most humane method. The basic strategy of TNR is to identify an unowned cat or colony of unowned cats, humanely trap them, spay/neuter them, and return them to their environment. The entire process takes from one to three days on average.
Please don't forget to donate to animal charity's. They could all use your help. Check to make sure your donation goes to a recognized non-profit  organization. Consider making a regular donation and/or becoming a member. 

RESOURCES:
Alley Cat Rescue (ACR)  1-301-699-3946
Spay USA 1-822-248-SPAY
Tomahawk Live Trap Co.  1-800-272-8727
FEREL CAT ORGANIZATIONS (GOOGLE Maps) - USA listings by name or State. Some of the benefits include: Eartipping, Rabies and Distemper vaccines, Ear cleaning, Wound cleaning, Flea, tick and paracite treatment, Antibiotics, Microchipping, FIV/FeLV test. 
ASK what your local organization supplies. 
Feral/Community Cat Pricing
Spay/neuter is free. There is a nominal charge for ancillary services:
These are Chicago area prices, again ask your local org
$20 per cat when trappers are city of Chicago residents
$25 per cat when trappers are Illinois residents 
$35 per cat when trappers live outside of Illinois
Includes eartipping, Rabies vaccination, Distemper vaccination, penicillin shot, dewormer shot, Revolution application, and cleaning of ears and wounds. 

Here is a great site for all kinds of sources and ideas for Ferel Cats at Pinterest!


Recently I was trying to get some help for a ridiculous utility bill and after talking to this lovely woman, I realized there was still another way to help get funds for surgeries, medical supplies or like me, I had Little Bear's puppy stroller donated by a nice man that saw my ad on craigslist under free items needed.. So, here are just a few ideas that I hope will help all you furbaby parents. 
giveforward.com  gofundme Animals-Pets

Rescuing Animals In Need has an excellent list of organizations - CLICK ME! *updated

DISCOUNT PET SUPPLIES Up to 80% Off! Just in time for the holidays!!

Pet Amber Alert
There is a great group of animal rescuers that is a National Network and gets the word out very fast when you have your pet missing. petamberalert.com uses the same technology that Amber Alert uses when a child is missing. Within minutes word is out! By Phone/Fax, Facebook, Twitter and there is even a detailed alert log provided online. If you know of anyone with a missing pet, direct them there!
Online it's www.petamberalert.com or call 1-877-875-7387


ASPCA’s top 10 Benefits for Spaying/Neutering
Humane Society Resources by State - CLICK ME! GREAT SITE! Spay/neuter and vaccines.

American Liberation Front  - Free or Inexpensive Spay and Neuter listed by US State. Another resource, kept current with all the changes across the states (new groups, new clinics, closing groups, changing phone numbers, etc, etc) the link is spaytennessee.org!

Some of these places also offer other veterinary services at free or discount rates. This is also fantastic news for those who wish to start of the spay/neuter/vaccinate and release programs for feral cats and dogs!

ILLINOIS ONLY! Spay and Neuter, free or cheap vaccines and more!


FREE RX Card
FREE discount prescription drug card will entitle you, your family, and your PETS to the following:
Up to 80% off generic medications
Up to 15% off name brand prescriptions
Up to 80% off your PET'S medications too!
Unlike many other discount drug programs, RxFreeCard is FREE to people of ALL AGES
This is NOT an insurance program or membership club
Your FREE discount drug card simply entitles you to a discount off the purchase price of prescription drugs
It's Simple and It's Free to receive your RX drug discount card. You can print your RxFreeCard today and begin saving on your prescription drugs immediately. One card may be used by all in the family, regardless of age.
**PRINT YOUR RX CARD AT THE WEBSITE!

RxSavingsPlus card can get you discounts on pet medications. If your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat human conditions, you may get a discount on the medication with the RxSavingsPlus Prescription Discount Card at a participating pharmacy.

**** UPDATED 4/16/13 ****
FREE Antibiotics and Diabetes Medication's
At the following pharmacies are FREE medications with your doctor's prescription, regardless of insurance or co-pay:

Amoxicillin
Cephalexin
SMZ-TMP
Ciprofloxacin
Ampicillin
Penicillin VK
Metaformin for diabetes (each pharmacy has different medications for diabetes, phone ahead to verify)
Diabetes testing supplies (not all pharmacies do this, call ahead to verify)
Pre-natal vitamins

This list is subject to change without notice and is not valid with any other offer.
Please contact each pharmacy for specific information and their guidelines.
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How GoodRX Works

GoodRx can locates huge savings. You can  rest assured you that their prices are accurate and the discounts they find are based on contractual agreements. Every month, consumers save millions of dollars with GoodRx. Download the app and don't forget to get their free RX Card!



Meijer Pharmacy Pharmacy Locations: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky
Website: http://www.meijer.com/pharmacy
Details: Offers free refills of Metaformin as well as some antibiotics







Publix Supermarkets Pharmacy Locations: Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia
Website: http://www.publix.com
Details: Free Prescriptions:
*Amlodipine -Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina)
*Lisinopril - Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor used to prevent, treat, or improve symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain heart and kidney conditions.
*Metformin - For Diabetes Management System, you can fill up to a 90-day supply of generic immediate-release metformin (360 tablets of 500-mg, 270 tablets of 850-mg or 225 tablets of 1000-mg) for free. **Get a FREE Publix diabetes meter 
*FREE Antibiotics - Get up to a 14-day supply of the following generic oral antibiotics free:
Amoxicillin, Ampicillin, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (SMZ-TMP), Ciprofloxacin (excluding Ciprofloxacin XR), Penicillin VK

PUBLIX also has a pet club! Publix Paws®, a free club that makes it fun and easy for you to strengthen your bond with your dog or cat. As a member of Publix Paws, you and your best bud will receive:
Coupons each month for offers on pet food, accessories, toys, and treats. Inside Scoop. Be the first to know about sales events for pet products. And expert advice. Get new tips and tricks for helping your pets be their happiest.

Price Chopper Pharmacy Pharmacy Locations: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont
Website: Price Chopper Pet Club
Details: Offers free refills of Metformin, Metformin ER, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Glipizide XL, Glyburide, Glyburide Micro, Price Chopper Ultra Thin Lancets and Auto Lancing Device







Giant Eagle Supermarkets Pharmacy Locations: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia
Website:
http://www.gianteagle.com
Details: Free refills of Chlorpropamide, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Glyburide and Metformin and antibiotics at some stores.



Shop Rite Pharmacies Pharmacy Locations: Maryland, Deleware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
Website: http://www.shoprite.com
Details: Provides free refills of generic diabetes medications, including Glimepiride, Glipizide, Glipizide XL, Glyburide MCR, Metaformin and Metaformin ER. Also provides free refills of certain antibiotics.



Discount pet medicines
Discount Pet Meds - Low Prices and Product Information
My references include popular information sources like CNBC TV, Yahoo Finance, MSN MoneyCNN Money.
There are many things to consider when searching for a bargain on your pet's meds and health supplies. Some popular online pharmacies can actually be quite expensive, others may have low cost pet medication but poor service or outdated products. We've spent over ten years searching to find pharmacies for you that have a good track record with prices, quality and service. Most of the stores we send shoppers to we've known about for over eight to ten years, and in that time we have received less than one complaint per 500,000 visitors. We want our shoppers to have it all. Reputable stores that offer substantial discounts on popular MEDs such as Frontline Plus, Certifect, Heartgard, Sentinel, Interceptor, Rimadyl, Cosequin, Glycoflex, Revolution, Advantage multi, Comfortis, Trifexis, program flea control, k9 Advantix II, Capstar and more. In addition to helping you find low cost pet MEDs, we provide reviews, profiles, price comparisons, helpful videos and other information on many items - information you can use when discussing your pets care plan with their veterinarian. You can also browse by category, including joint & arthritis, ear care, ophthalmic meds, antihistamines, heart drugs and many others.

If your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat human conditions, you may get a discount on the medication with the RxSavingsPlus Prescription Discount Card at a participating pharmacy.  Examples include pet medications for seizures, infections, allergic reactions, heart conditions, pain relief, diabetes and thyroid conditions, and anti-depressants used to treat behavioral disorders in cats and dogs. 
 **PRINT YOUR RX CARD AT THE WEBSITE!

ALL NATURAL REMEDIES FOR PETS
Grandmas Home Remedies - my favorite site


Handicapped Pets
http://www.handicappedpets.com/pet-services/financial-aid-for-pets.html  Dog Wheelchairs, Products, Services and Support for Handicapped Pets. Covers several countries! Financial Aid for your pet and various resources.
k94life.org

Service Dog Program- Canine Partners for Life (CPL) is a non-profit 501©(3) organization dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. Here's just a little bit of their Mission Statement:
The mission of Canine Partners for Life is to increase the independence and quality of life of individuals with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities or who are in other situations of need. We achieve our mission by providing and sustaining professionally trained service and companion dogs.


I have a Vet Assistance Contact pdf file from a few years ago, I've enabled it to be edited, so feel free to correct anything that has changed.
Vet Pet Assistance Contact Sheet


Spay and Save, Inc. offers discount certificates that are designed for those pet owners or rescuers who need financial assistance to spay or neuter domestic or feral animals. The above applies to other discount programs as well (Spayed Club, Friends of Animals, etc.). Consequently, it is the responsibility of Spay and Save, Inc. to make sure these discount certificates are issued
ONLY TO THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED. To avoid abuse of the program, they ask that you fill out this application and return it to Spay and Save.org  More detailed information and excellent links are at the website.


AMERICAN LIBERATION FRONT
Worldwide News and Information Resources about the A.L.F.
Free or Inexpensive Spay/Neuter listed by US State
Some of these places also offer other veterinary services at free or discount rates. This is also fantastic news for those who wish to start of the spay/neuter/vaccinate and release programs for feral cats and dogs!)
ALF Free Neuter By State

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Save-A-Vet
Save-A-Vet rescues unadoptable military & law enforcement working dogs when their service is done & shelters them with disabled veterans in mutual healing & support.  Click the link above to find out more and please help support them.
815-349-9647 Office
815-349-9648 Fax
info@saveavet.org

Military Discounts to Ship Your Pet 


Ship your pets for 50% less than the regular published rates. Active members of the US military forces as well as their dependents may avail of this discount, which applies to animal shipping for personal use only. American Airlines Pet Cargo and other resources here.  I would check out other airlines too. Other Military Discounts Military Benefits


Even the NRA (National Rifle Assoc) has a great
Member Discount List. Everything for the farmer, rancher, their family and pets.
Here is a great list if you become a member!



Your furbaby Diabetic? Check out this site for just about everything you need to know about Canine Diabetes and food selection!
Information for owners of Canine's with Diabetes Mellitus here


LABOR UNION MEMBERS PET HEALTH DISCOUNTS
Pet health discounts of all kinds for union members.  Scroll through the list we have to see if you recognize your union. Union plus pets-health-care


As a special treat, please watch this fantastic documentaryIn the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness. 
Tribe Of Heart Screening Room - THE WITNESS

Canine Cancer
CANINE CANCER has compiled a list or organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners during times of crisis.  Most of these organizations have specific requirements in order to qualify for funding.  
In addition, please be aware that the process of applying for and receiving funding may take some time.  However, for those with limited financial resources, these organizations may mean the difference between life and death so we encourage you to seek assistance if you need it. Financial Assistance CLICK HERE!



Coast2Coast RX Discount Family and Veterinary Services
Save on dental care, vision, hearing, veterinary services, diabetic supplies, labs and imaging.
** This  discount card is provided by township, city and county governments – and by local United Way organizations.  The program includes participation by U.S. pharmacies to provide annual savings up to 55%.
The Coast2Coast Rx Card has been endorsed by the State, County Associations in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico and Utah.

VIBRACPETS is an animal health company dedicated to providing a wide range of veterinary products and services to support the health and well-being of companion animals throughout their lives. Register here to get rebates on select medications, your veterinarian subscribed.

Pet Food Direct Coupon & Promo Codes Find coupons and codes for stores you love while you shop in store or online. Coupons.com app is available on iOS and Android.

October 4, 2014 Update
New references for low cost vaccinations and pet health needs:

Angels For Animals (ElDorado Hills, CA)
Canine Cancer Awareness (Brooklyn, NY)
C.A.R.E; Evanston; 847-705-2653 financial assist for many health needs for your pets
Care Credit
Cat In Crisis (Red Lion, PA)
Extend Credit
Fairy Dog Parents (Duxbury, MA)
Frankies Friends
Gracies Mission
Heartland Animal Shelter; Northbrook, IL; 847-296-6400
In Memory Of Magic, (Pennsville, NJ)
Paws 4 A Cure, (Wakefield, MA)
Shakespeare Animal Fund (Reno, NV)
Spay Illinois; 877-475-7729; Lisle, Lemont, Naperville area
The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund (Durango, CO)
The Magic Bullet Fund, Briarcliff Manor, NY
The Mosby Foundation, Deerfield, VA
The Pet Fund
Red Rover, Sacramento, CA
The Riedel & Cody Fund, Norwalk, CT
Alley Cat Allies, Bethesda, MD
American Humane Society, Washington, DC
ASPCA, New York, NY
Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT
HSUS, Washington, DC
Petco Foundation, San Diego, CA
Petsmart, Charities, Phoenix, AZ
Just Animal Shelter Low Cost Vaccination Clinics in LaSalle County, IL and neighboring communities





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