Emergency Financial Assistance


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Stuff happens. And sometimes when it does, we cannot afford to provide our pet with the care they need. For years, San Juan Animal League has provided an emergency fund for animals – and their owners – during times of crisis.

San Juan Animal League partners with local veterinarians to evaluate and provide emergency assistance.  If you have an emergency, please read carefully to see if your pet qualifies for this funding.

EMERGENCY IS DEFINED AS: hit by car, attacked by dogs, porcupine quills, poisoning, gunshot wounds, dystocia, eye trauma, postule uterus, bloated intestinal twist, broken leg, amputation, excessive bleeding, clogged breathing.

NOT COVERED: tumors, cancer, vaccinations, spay/neuter, diabetic conditions, ear conditions, parvovirus which is preventable through vaccination, other general health issues

IF YOUR PET’S CONDITION QUALIFIES: please call the SJAL phone line dedicated to emergencies.  505-801-1035  and speak with our emergency volunteer. You can leave a message  Calls will be returned the same day.  Please remember that trauma can be very upsetting and it’s important to be courteous to everyone involved with your pet’s care.

Once a vet clinic has looked at your pet, the doctor will formulate a plan.  SJAL funding assistance is based on many factors: Medical Urgency, Financial Need, Eligibility, Available Funding.  A co-pay is required for any care provided.

 If you believe your pet has ingested a poisonous substance, please call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 888-426-4435.

Want to help other pets in need?

SJAL Emergency Fund is always in need of additional funds. By donating, you too can help others when their pets fall ill. Please consider donating today!