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:

  1. Be otherwise unable to pay for needed veterinary care for their pet;
  2. Be a current client of an eligible Ontario veterinary hospital*; and
  3. Fall into one of the following five categories;

Seniors  Receiving the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Disabled individualsReceiving 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 WorksIndividuals 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).