For Pet Owners

If you are concerned about the health of your pet, please see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Farley Foundation assists a select group of eligible pet owners by subsidizing the non-elective (necessary or emergency) veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.

Farley Foundation currently assists the following categories of pet owners:

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.

Pets in care facilities for seniors

Pet is 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 accomodations 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.

Ontario Works Recipients Individuals receiving financial assistance through the Ontario Works program.

No other category of pet owner is currently eligible for Farley Foundation funding.

If you are a pet owner who falls under one of the above categories, you may be eligible for Farley Foundation funding.

Please speak with your regular veterinarian for details.

Pet owners cannot apply directly for funding. Applications for funding are submitted by veterinary clinics/hospitals.

If you are a woman at risk of abuse, please know that help is available.

Call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1.866.863.0511 (TTY 1.866.863.7868) or contact a local women’s shelter. For more information about OVMA’s SafePet Program, visit

For confidentiality reasons, and for the safety of all involved in the OVMA SafePet Program, women seeking assistance are asked to speak directly with a women’s shelter or the Assaulted Women’s Helpline. The women’s shelter will, in turn, speak with a local veterinarian to arrange assistance for the women’s pets.

Wishing you and your pets good health and happy days,
The Farley Foundation

Important Information

How Does the Farley Foundation Work?

Eligibility Criteria

Accessing Farley Foundation Funding