Second Hope Circle’s Financial Assistance Fund

When funds allow, we provide financial assistance to pet guardians on a case by case basis. Our focus is on keeping people and pets together because we believe that pets are family. As our organization is small the amount of support we can offer is dependent on available funds. Unfortunately we are not able to help with costs already incurred.

When Covid19 began we opened up a new program: Covid19 Assistance Application. Please note this is directed at pet food, supplies, transportation and other smaller needs.

We can also advise you on other organizations that help with financial costs for pets in Ontario, so please contact us to receive a one on one consultation.

At the moment we are not able to assist with estimated veterinary costs of more than $200. We require a quote from a veterinarian prior to considering funding availability. We are please to offer referral services at no cost to other great options for assistance.

We are not able to assist in emergency situations that need a short turn around time. Assistance requests may take a week or more to be fulfilled as we are volunteer run. If your pet needs veterinary care please take them to the vet and discuss options.

We do appreciate any and all donations to keep this program going! You can find out more on our Sponsorship page and Donation page.


During our COVID19 response in March 2020 we were able to help 9 cats, 11 dogs, 1 rabbit and 1 hamster through drop offs of food and supplies to families across Ontario. Many other people were referred to local services and found assistance. Pictured below are some of the animals we helped during this time.


“When we were faced with a diagnosis of maybe cancer in our 16 year old cat, Prince, and having no money to pay for a vet, Second Hope Circle came to our aid so that x-rays
could be done and for that we are very grateful.”

September 2018

“Helped me through expensive Special Vet prescribed Cat food! Thank You”

November 2018

In past years we have given out grants to member organizations so that they could provide emergency medical care for adoptable animals. The photos displayed here are all animals that have been assisted through our fund. Organizations were uncertain of where they would have sourced the funds if we had not been able to assist. Best of all, these animals have since been adopted!

Page Last Updated August 2021