Magic Bullet Fund
Fighting Canine Cancer One Dog at a Time

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Application to the Magic Bullet Fund

If your dog has cancer and you can't afford treatment, you are not alone. A great many people are in this same situation. Magic Bullet Fund gets many applications and we have to make very hard decisions. We would like to help all of the dogs and all of the families who apply but we cannot.
Assistance is for cancer treatment fees only. The fund does not provide assistance for other conditions, for cancer treatment after the first course of treatment has failed, for palliative care, euthanasia or for any treatment that has already been done.

We process applications as quickly as possible.

Generally, there is a 1-week to 2-week waiting time AFTER we have received your application and all financial information. The waiting time from that point depends on our ability to collect information from your clinic.

Magic Bullet Fund cannot offer assistance:

  • We do not offer assistance for hemangiosarcoma (unless it is cutaneous hemangiosarcoma).
  • We do offer assistance for amputation surgery when a dog has bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in a limb, but we do not offer assistance for chemotherapy after amputation.
  • We do not offer assistance for radiation therapy at all.
  • We do not offer assistance for mammary cancer if you have a female dog 4 years old or more, and she has not been spayed.
Before you apply, ALL of the following must be true:
  • You are the dog's primary caretaker and owner and the person who pays for the dog's medical care
  • You did read the How it Works page to understand how Magic Bullet Fund works
  • A veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with cancer
    • We DO accept applications when a mass cannot be diagnosed without surgery
  • Your dog HAS BEEN SEEN BY the vet who will provide cancer treatment
  • You gave that vet permission to speak to Magic Bullet Fund about your dog
  • Your dog is within the age/weight limits below
    • Dogs 0 to 40 pounds must be 11 or younger
    • Dogs 40 to 80 pounds must be 10 or younger
    • Dogs 80 to 100 pounds must be 9 or younger
    • Dogs over 100 pounds must be 8 or younger
  • You have these documents on your computer, saved as .pdf files, ready to upload in the application:
    1. 1040 from most recently filed tax return
    2. Last month's bank statement
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* If you need shelter for yourself and your pet:
To find safe sheltering for you and your pet, click here to find a listing of shelters that will accept your pet.
If you cannot find a shelter in your area that houses pets on-site, click to see off-site housing options for your pet.

If you are in an abusive home and you need financial assistance for veterinary care, transportation and boarding to enable you and your pet(s) to leave - United Animal Nations offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through their Crisis Relief for Individuals grant program.

Medical Assistance including Canine Cancer: Nationwide
  • The Dog & Cat Cancer Fund Helps needy families get treatment for their cats and dogs suffering from cancer. * For dogs with lymphoma, dog must be in remission before you apply.
  • The Riedel & Cody Fund helps with funding for cancer treatment for dogs and cats.
  • Onyx and Breezy Help for pets of individuals where medical hardship is present.
  • Buddy Care Foundation  Our goal is to help save the lives of loved and valued canine companions, so that no family has to make a decision to end a life due to financial hardship.
  • The Mosby Foundation helps to pay medical expenses for sick, abused and neglected dogs.
  • Prince Chunk Foundation  If you are experiencing a medical emergency with your pet, and cannot afford treatment fees, apply.
  • The Stymie Foundation  raises funds for families in need of financial support for the cost of cancer treatment for their pet.
  • The Pet Fund - helping dogs needing medical treatment, several week waiting period. The Pet Fund assists owners in covering medical costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care.
  • Canine Cancer Awareness Due to limited funds and the large number of applicants, CCA is not accepting applications at this time.
  • Helping Pets Fund The current economic environment has made it difficult for many non-profit organizations to raise the necessary funds to maintain their viability. The AAHA Foundation Board of Trustees voted to close the AAHA Helping Pets Fund due to the decline in donations. The Helping Pets Fund allocated all of itís resouces and closed on June 30th.
  • STARelief and Pet Assistance  Mission: to provide medical care, temporary homes, food and emergency shelter to pets whose caretakers are struggling with financial hardship.
Assistance by location
  • The Sam Simon Foundation  Los Angeles area only. Offers a wide variety of free surgeries, such as mass removals and amputations. Free Spay/Neuters are available, there is no good reason not to have your pet spayed or neutered!!
  • Fairy DogParents Massachussetts only. Maximum $800 grant per dog.
  • Stamford Animal Rescue  Connecticut only.
  • The Picasso Fund  New York City only. Pays for lifesaving medical treatment for sick and injured animals transferred from NYC's AC&C to other Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) for adoption.
  • The Pie Fund  New York, Connecticut and New Jersey only.
  • Fetch a Cure  VIrginia only Provides financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through their Companions in Crisis program.
  • The Acme Foundation  Lake County CA only. Helps low income senior citizens and disabled for cancer treatment for cats and dogs.
  • Labrador Harbor California only. Helping labs only
  • Brown Dog Foundation Tennessee only. Helping dogs
  • Zach Memorial Fund  North Carolina only. Financial assistance for canine cancer treatments
  • STARelief and Pet Assistance  Connecticut only. Provides financial assistance for canine cancer treatment to residents that are: Experiencing Financial Challenges; Senior Citizens; Sick and/or Terminally Ill; U.S. Military Veterans and Their Families.
  • Emma's Foundation for Canine Cancer   New England area only. Our support is specific to canine cancer and we provide support to residents in the New England area.
  • Max & Tucker Fund  Assists individuals in Northern New Mexico of low or moderate income over age 60 with veterinarian expenses for their companion dog receiving treatment for a curable condition. Grants generally $500 or less.
  • IMOM - Dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged. At this time, assistance is available only for emergency life-or-death situations.
  • Frankie's Friends Blue Pearl clinics only.
  • Special Needs Dobermans  Dobermans only. Helping senior and special needs Dobies.
  • Labrador Lifeline  Purebred Labs only. Will assist purebred Labrador Retrievers whose families or rescues have no other way to pay for necessary care.
  • Land of Pure Gold  Golden Retrievers only.

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By mail: Magic Bullet Fund, PO Box 2574
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510
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The Magic Bullet Fund is a program of the non-profit Perseus Foundation EIN 31-1658057.
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