Financial Support Program

Nashville Humane Association has resources to assist pet families who need assistance keeping their pets in their homes where they belong. Our pets are our families. Among those resources are grants, vouchers, and other financial support avenues intended to assist families who may need a little boost.

As part of our Community Resource Center, NHA is able to provide financial assistance to qualified pet families through private donations and grant funding to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.

Program Eligibility

Below are reasons for potential participation in NHA’s Financial Support Program, but are not limited to:

  • The owner otherwise cannot afford to pay the full cost for medical care and/or treatment of their pet due to an illness or injury.
  • The owner otherwise cannot afford to pay the full cost for behavioral training and/or training assistance for their pet.
  • The owner otherwise cannot afford to pay the full cost for a required pet deposit or pet rent.

Program Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a Nashville / Davidson County resident – proof of residency may be required.
  • Applicants must provide all requested documentation, including vaccination records, medical information, care information, and/or estimates for care or medication(s).
  • Applicants may be asked to provide proof of income, proof of employment, proof of residency/deposit/lease, or some other form of verification documentation required for qualification.

The Fine Print

NHA’s Financial Support Program is a tier-based program that, based on the specifics of the situation or severity of the condition, can offer tiered amounts of financial support up to $500.

Applications are reviewed and financial assistance is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Approval for a grant or voucher is not guaranteed, and only completed applications will be considered for assistance. Please note: it may take up to 72 hours for an application to be approved.