The Hutch Fund

Veterinary assistance program

A pet owner never needs the comfort and love of their pet more than during times of medical or emotional stress. Yet, the financial burdens that come with health problems or family issues may make it difficult or impossible to pay for a pet’s medical bills.

The Hutch Fund is a financial aid program to help pet owners, who are under financial stress, care for their pets. This program helps cover vet bills to prevent the owner from having to surrender their beloved pets. It can cover routine vet care or emergency care.

To qualify for assistance, a pet owner would have to show that he/she is under financial stress through no fault of their own. The program is not intended for everyone. The applicant will be asked to provide personal information showing proof of financial duress and a home inspection.

For more information, call 618-939-7389 or email

Donate to The Hutch Fund, and lend a helping hand to a family who might otherwise have to surrender their pet.

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