College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Teaching Hospital  

Good Samaritan Fund


IGood Samf you are having difficulties paying for a lifesaving procedure for a companion animal, you can apply for funds by using this Request Form.

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 509-335-0711.

Other eligibility requirements are listed below.

Eligibility

  • 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 long-term recovery.
  • 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. 



For questions about donating to the fund,
contact Kay Glaser,
Assistant Director of Development,
509- 335-4835 or kayann@vetmed.wsu.edu

Good Samaritan Brochure

Last Edited: Sep 12, 2013 1:12 PM   


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