For Pet Owners
Individuals whose pets require veterinary care are asked to speak with their veterinarian about the possibility of applying for Farley Foundation funding. The Farley Foundation cannot recommend a veterinarian, nor discuss funding applications with pet owners.
The Farley Foundation assists a select group of eligible pet owners by subsidizing the cost of the non-elective (necessary or emergency) veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.
In order to qualify for funding, pet owners must:
- Be otherwise unable to pay for needed veterinary care for their pet;
- Be a current client of an eligible Ontario veterinary hospital*; and
- Fall into one of the following five categories;
|Seniors||Receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)|
|Disabled individuals||Receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment (ODSP), or |
The Canada Pension Plan Disability Payment (CPP Disability)
|Participants of OVMA’s SafePet Program||Women at risk of abuse who are entering a registered women’s shelter in Ontario, and who are participating in OVMA’s SafePet Program.|
|Participants of Ontario Works||Individuals receiving financial assistance through the Ontario Works program.|
The foundation also provides funding to subsidize the cost of veterinary care for pets owned by the following types of facilities in Ontario:
- Supportive Housing - For seniors who require minimal to moderate levels of personal care and support to live independently.
- Retirement Homes - Privately owned rental accommodations for seniors who require minimal to moderate levels of personal care and support to live independently.
- Long-term Care Homes - Designed for people who need the availability of 24-hour nursing care, supervision or higher levels of personal care.
* In order to be able to access Farley Foundation funding for their clients, veterinarians must be members of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).