Community Resources

HSH is here to help pet owners in our community identify a wide range of resources to help you keep your cat or dog in your home. Please select from the menu below for more information about available resources.

Pet Food Banks

We recommend calling ahead to make sure the pet food you need is available.

  • Humane Society of Harlingen Pet Pantry 1106 Markowsky Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550 (956)425-7297
  • Food for Hunger WME
    1115 S Maryland St, Alton, TX 78573
    (956) 585-9966
  • San Benito Food Pantry, Inc
    2007 E Expressway, San Benito, TX 78586
    (956) 399-1659

Financing for Veterinary Costs

Organizations That Provide Credit and/or Loans

  • Care Credit Veterinary Financing
    This healthcare credit card gives you the flexibility to pay for pet medical bills ranging from routine appointments to emergency surgeries.
  • Scratchpay
    Apply for a payment plan and scratchpay will pay your vet bill immediately. You can pay them back in 30 days without interest, or over a 12 to 24-month period with a personalized interest rate based on your financial profile.
  • Varidi
    Online payment platform that makes it easy for veterinarians to offer payment plans. There is no credit check or credit reporting - you just negotiate a payment plan with the business.
Organizations That Provide Financial Aid
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs
    If you’re a veteran with a service dog, the VA will cover the cost of veterinary care (doesn’t cover unrelated costs such as over-the-counter medications, food, treats and non-sedated dental care).
  • Friends and Vets Helping Pets
    Funds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart.
  • Paws 4 A Cure
    This organization helps cats and dogs regardless of breed, age, or diagnosis. Pet “parents” with limit ability to pay for care may qualify for assistance with vet bills.
  • The Pet Fund
    Helps pet owner pay for non-basic, non-urgent care for chronic conditions, heart disease, and cancer.
  • Diabetic Cats in Need
    Offers financial aid for insulin, helps find new homes for unwanted cats with diabetes, and starts local rescue programs to help diabetic cats get adopted.
  • Magic Bullet Fund
    Financial Assistance for cats and dogs with cancer. For those financially unprepared to pay for their dog’s or cat’s cancer treatment. This nonprofit aims to close the gap.
  • The Mosby Foundation
    Working to help neglected, sick, and abused dogs since 2003. Dog owners can apply to have procedures and treatments covered. However, the foundation cannot help with vet bills already accrued.
  • The Onyx and Breezy Foundation
    Helping dogs and cats live happy lives through funding for spay and neuter programs, rescuing animals from kill shelters, support for cancer research and much more.
  • Hope Mending Hearts Foundation
    Financial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.
  • Red Rover Relief Grants Pet Assistance, Inc
    In event of an emergency, this organization offers immediate financial assistance for veterinary care. RedRover responds to applications within two business days.
  • Help-a-Pet
  • American Humane Society - Second Chance Fund

Aid Specific to Cancer

Aid Specific to Mobility

Crowd-Funding Veterinary Costs

Pet Insurance

Additional Assistance (Kittens, Disaster Preparation)

Facebook Rehome Groups

Rehoming your pet straight from your home to another home is always the best option for the pet. This prevents your pet from ever having to enter the shelter system, an experience that can be stressful to the pet and increase the risk of disease transmission. We’d first recommend reaching out to family and friends to see if anybody can take over your pets care, or to post clear photos/videos of them on Facebook in one of the groups listed below. These groups are filled with animal rescues, fosters, and potential adopters looking to add a new pet to their family. Any information you can provide about their character or behaviors (good with dogs, cats, kids, house trained) is important to share as well! These are the best options for this pet because they keep him or her out of the shelter setting, guarantee a live outcome, and limit the risk of them picking up diseases. Check out these pages and give it a try! Harlingen Lost & Found Pets, Harlingen/San Benito Lost & Found-Pets, RGV Pets, RGV Kitty Lovers, RGV (rehome/adopt), RGV pet alert rescue and adoption , Its All About the Animals (RGV),