Good Samaritan Fund
you are having difficulties paying for a lifesaving procedure for a companion
animal, you can apply for funds by using this
By filling out this form, your pet will be considered for financial support
through the Good Samaritan Fund at Washington State University. The fund is
used to treat animals that are ownerless or owned by clients that cannot pay
for care due to circumstances beyond their control. Funds may not
be available on an emergency basis. If you have an emergency situation
contact your veterinarian. The WSU emergency service can be reached at
Other eligibility requirements are listed below.
- Patients eligible for financial support through the Good Samaritan
Fund will be common companion animal species. Such patients will have a
need for life saving procedures and a reasonable prognosis for good
- Patients will be either ownerless or owned by clients that cannot
pay for care due to circumstances beyond the client's control. Animals
from animal control agencies, humane societies, and business entities
are not eligible for funds.
- Patients without an owner must have a temperament that does not
prevent future adoption.
Good Samaritan funds are only awarded for treatment of animals at the College of
Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. The fund is used exclusively
to treat animals who are ownerless or owned by clients that cannot pay for care
due to circumstances beyond the client's control that, ideally but not
exclusively, also present a teaching opportunity for our students.