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Veterinary Assistance Program


Our Companions has compiled several resource lists to help pet owners/caregivers find local affordable routine care and grant options from both local and national organizations.

We offer financial support for veterinary care for pets entering our rehoming program, colony caregivers TNRing community cats and Connecticut-based owned pets.

There is currently a shortage of veterinarians and vet techs, so it can take many weeks to several months to secure an appointment.

Please be kind, patient and respectful as you speak with our staff and volunteers and the staff at our vet partners.

Remember, we all want the best for your pet.

Here's how OC's Veterinary Assistance Program can help:

  • We provide resource lists and brainstorm with owners to find veterinary care options.
  • We provide financial support to owners of pets coming into our rehoming program so they will meet our veterinary requirements.
  • We provide financial assistance to help with the veterinary fees associated with Trap Neuter Return of community cats.
  • We provide limited support to caregivers/owners for care at one of our partner vets or with their established clinic.

OC’s Veterinary Assistance Program does not do the following:

  • We are not a clinic and cannot provide veterinary care.
  • We are not staffed to respond to requests for emergency veterinary assistance.
  • We cannot reimburse an owner for veterinary care that has already been completed.
  • We do not pay the full amount of a pet’s invoice for vet care.

What can you do as a responsible pet owner?

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  • Establish your pet at a veterinary clinic and see your vet regularly for preventative checkups.
  • Follow your vet's advice for feeding, heartworm, flea/tick prevention, etc.
  • Establish a savings account for pet emergencies.
  • Buy pet insurance.
  • Apply for CareCredit – a great option for medical expenses.

Additional Veterinary Resources

For any questions or for more information about our Veterinary Assistance Program:

Get Involved

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Join our various volunteer programs and make a difference in your community.

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Make a donation that will directly improve the lives of animals in need.

Have questions or need more information about our Community Cat Program?

Call us at (860) 242-9999 or fill out our contact form.