Applying for Funding

The Farley Foundation funds non-elective veterinary care for eligible pets and pet owners. The types of pets and pet owners eligible for funding are set out below:

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.

If you are a veterinarian and would like to request seek funding to assist an eligible client whose pet requires care, please go to ovma.org for additional information, and to download the necessary application forms and instructions.