Military Pet Assistance (MPA) Fund
The Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund was developed and implemented in February 2008 to assist with certain types of pet care related expenditures involving the following situations:
- Companion animals being cared for via our Foster Home program where unforeseen emergency veterinarian care is required and the legal military/veteran pet owner has insufficient funds to cover such expenses and we have the funds available in the MPA Fund account.
- Homeless veterans whose companion animals will be placed in one of our registered foster homes.
- Veterans requiring emergency inpatient care lasting less than 30 days which will involve temporary pet boarding at a local and licensed boarding facility.
IMPORTANT: Actual assistance provided via this fund is totally dependent on funds available at the time formal communications are held between our National office contact and the wounded warrior or veteran’s assigned VA case worker or Primary Care Manager (PCM).
If your particular situation involves “pet needs major surgery or vet care due to an illness”, please check with the following sites for possible assistance.
Please Note: We have provided the sites and links below as an additional resource and as a courtesy to visitors to our site related to situations that the MPA Fund is not available for. Any links provided here are expressly for the use of those who visit here and do not constitute an agreement or endorsement of any views or opinions expressed by this site or any other site linked from or to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet.
If you are looking for assistance regarding spay/neuter and/or needed pet vaccinations, contact local shelters or rescues who may be able to assist via “Spay/Neuter Vouchers” and annual or quarterly “Vaccination Clinics” in the community.
Additional Information Regarding “MPA Fund”
The normal expenditures from the “MPA Fund” usually involve:
- Required veterinary care related to the needs of the pet or pets including but not limited to being spayed/neutered, heartworm (canines) or Feline Leukemia (felines) testing with negative results, current on all required vaccinations as deemed necessary by the veterinarian or specific state regulations (such as rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella), and micro-chipping (homeless veteran pets) before being placed in one of our registered Foster Homes (specific Guardian Angel);
- Short term pet boarding not to exceed 14 days where pet or pets needs a foster home immediately, but foster home not available at time);
- Pet boarding in a local licensed boarding facility less than 30 days while veteran pet owner is an “inpatient” due to an unforeseen illness or surgery.
Where funds are available we will try to cover the following expenses:
- Up to 6 months of heartworm/flea/tick meds
- Food and treats where the legal veteran pet owner does not have such funds available (usually homeless veterans with no income).
The average cost on a per pet basis can be:
- $300 – $500 for veterinarian required expenses;
- $350 – $500 for required pet boarding expenses; and
- $650 – $1000 for both veterinarian care and pet boarding expenses are involved.
Our ability to assist with the above defined expenses are totally based on donations received via the general public during the year.
In certain instances where a pet in our Foster Home program incurs major veterinary expenses related to an accident or a major illness, the program administer will review the case and where necessary may request contributions from those who are able to assist for that specific case. These are handled on a case by case basis.