The Guinness Dunn Foundation is currently accepting applications for veterinary bill assistance. The grant amount will be considered on an individual basis and fund availability at the Guinness Dunn Foundation boards discretion.
The Guinness Dunn Foundation's veterinary bill grant program services are limited to the following:
Wellness Check and Vaccinations annually
Flea/Tick prevention for 3 months only
Heartworm prevention first month only
Acute injury or illness
Euthanasia (communal cremation only)
Due to funding limitations, The Guinness Dunn Foundation programs do not include:
Dental cleaning (unless extractions are necessary)
On-going treatments & medications
Pets with diagnosis of cancer
Pets with a diagnosis of diabetes
To apply, click the appropriate application below:
The client must first complete a veterinary bill grant application form online. This form is available on our website at https://www.theguinnessdunnfoundation.com/grant-programs/veterinary-bills
The client must submit all required documentation to email@example.com
The client must be approved prior to services at the veterinarian.
The Guinness Dunn Foundation will contact the veterinary hospital/clinic to pre-authorize the initial exam. The Guinness Dunn Foundation will have the client call the veterinarian directly to set up an appointment.
At the time of the visit, the veterinary hospital/clinic is required to email us an estimate for treatment/services. The Guinness Dunn Foundation's board will review the treatment plan. Once approved, an authorization code is provided to the hospital. Once treatment is rendered the hospital is to call us for a credit card payment. We kindly ask that you do not keep our credit card on file. The veterinary hospital is required to send us the itemized invoice showing the payment by the end of the day.
All of our clients pets are treated on a case-by-case basis.
The Guinness Dunn Foundation is not responsible for any veterinary bill without prior approval secured by staff.
If the clients veterinarian is unable to treat the pet condition and wish to refer out, they must contact The Guinness Dunn Foundation, and please do not refer to the hospital immediately. All referrals MUST go through The Guinness Dunn Foundation as we must establish a partnership with the veterinarian prior to the client seeking treatment.
The Guinness Dunn Foundation relies on the professional recommendations of the licensed veterinarian. In the unfortunate event that there is a poor prognosis, we will not pledge funds when the funds may be used to save a pet who has a positive prognosis. It is the responsibility of the veterinarian to discuss euthanasia and prognosis with the client. We also will rely of the veterinarian to call appropriate authorities if they suspect animal abuse/neglect.
The client agrees not to hold The Guinness Dunn Foundation, its staff, volunteers or donors legally liable.
The client will provide us with a photo of your pet (you may include yourself in the photo). Email photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the client should violate any of the above requirements, The Guinness Dunn Foundation has the right to terminate assistance immediately, without notice.