Rescue Partner Medical Funding Program


If your rescue thinks that we can assist your organization with funding for super senior cats in your care, please complete our Rescue Partner Application, which is brief, but required. Once received, we will review your application and can typically have a reply to you within 48 to 72 hours. It is recommended to apply as a Rescue Partner before you have a cat in need to ensure that all approvals are in hand and funding can be reserved for your cat.

If you have already been approved as a Rescue Partner and have a super senior cat in need, please complete a Medical Funding Request. We typically can provide verbal approval within 18 to 24 hours, with formal written approval following within 72 hours.

All approved funds will be sent directly to your organization's partner veterinarian and must be paid at the time of service. We are not able to reimburse your organization directly.

Program Details

What organizations do you work with?

We primarily assist foster-based, all volunteer rescues that have been approved through our application process and that are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in good standing with the IRS.  We do not approve organizations deemed to be "open intake" shelters or that have contracts with local and / or state governments.

What are the requirements for funding?

The cats assisted should generally be 15 years of age or older and require a medical procedure / surgery or diagnostics performed by a licensed veterinarian (e.g., a dental cleaning, an ultrasound, an EKG, etc.) prior to being available for adoption or going to their forever foster home. We do not cover the cost of boarding or prescription food.

Any other requirements or limitations?

Veterinarians used by our rescue partners must provide a rescue discount and not be employed by the rescue; Senior Cat Action Network provides payment directly to the rescue's vet practice only.  Medical funding will be capped at $750 per cat, subject to available funding.

Anything else?

Senior Cat Action Network will network each cat that we have assisted by posting their story on our website and social media platforms to assist the rescue in finding the cat an appropriate forever home.

Program Impact

As of July 31, 2022

25

Number of Rescue Partners

17

Number of  US States Covered

27

Number of Cats Helped

$17K

Total Dollars Provided

$621

Average Funding per Cat

Cats We've Assisted

These are just some of the wonderful super seniors that have been helped through our Rescue Partner Medical Funding Program.

George
22 years old

Newman Nation: Senior Pets United (IL)

Tiger Diamond
14 years old

Whiskers of Love Cat Rescue & Sanctuary (PA)

Felix
15 years old

Kitty Kat Haven (WA)

Lola
15 years old

Frankie's Feline Fund (NY)

Mildred
18 years old

Silver Whiskers Feline Rescue (NV)

Thing Two
18 years old

Surfcat Rescue (CA)

Waldo
19 years old

Surfcat Rescue (CA)

Jasper
15+ years old

Silver Whiskers Feline Rescue (NV)

Licorice
17 years old

Frankie's Feline Fund (NY)

Jezabel
20 years old

Silver Whiskers Feline Rescue (NV)

China
15 years old

Philadelphia Urgent Rescue & Relief (PA)

Roscoe
15 years old

Frankie's Feline Fund (NY)

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