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Need some help with your pet(s)?

Are you a new pet owner and don't know what resources are available? Look no further! The RGV Humane Society is happy to help you care for your pet(s) whether it be from veterinary care, training services or rehoming resources. Take a look at the contacts we have available!

Looking for a veterinary clinic in your area?

Trying to find veterinarians in your area can be overwhelming. We've got you covered! One of the most sought service is spay/neuter! Down in the Rio Grande Valley, there is an overwhelming need for spay/neuter surgeries. The RGV Humane Society provides spay/neuter services at a low cost, when available.

 

Below is a list of veterinary clinics in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information on the services they provide, please contact them directly. 

2012 E U.S. Business 83,

Mission, TX 78572

(956) 585-1656​

3620 W Freddy Gonzalez Dr,

Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 383-5080​

Register at www.rgvhs.org/spay-neuter

 

Call either of our locations for more information. 

RGVHS at Mission (956) 556-1607​

RGVHS at Harlingen (956) 428-1022

500 E Hackberry Ave 

Suite 100 B

McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 687-7728​

6001 N 10th St,

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 686-5871​

214 Conquest Blvd,

Edinburg, TX 78539

(956) 383-2202​

401 W Nolana Ave,

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 686-3765

Ware Road

Animal Hospital

9601 Ware Rd,

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 383-7757

900 N Ware Rd,

McAllen, TX 78501

(956) 638-2970

7017 N 10th Street,

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 683-7387

Open 24/7

617 S. International Blvd,

Weslaco, TX 78596

(956) 968-3858

800 E Dove Ave 

Suite L,

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 322-3877

1624 S Carolina Street,

Harlingen, TX 78550

(956) 440-7297

201 S Stuart Place Rd,

Harlingen, TX 78552

(956) 423-3322

1944 W Business 77,

San Benito, TX 78586

(956) 399-3221

17516 TX-107,

Harlingen, TX 78552

(956) 423-2275

3193 W Alton Gloor Blvd

Suite D,

Brownsville, TX 78520

(956) 370-3600

417 1/2 E Maxan St,

Port Isabel, TX 78578

(956) 266-3140

Need financial assistance with veterinary care?

Veterinary bills can get overwhelming and for many they can arrive at unexpected moments, such as emergency visits. Here are a few ways you can raise funds and/or apply for assistance with veterinary bills.

Facebook/Instagram/TikTok/Twitter

You can use your social media profiles to share your story and ask for donations towards veterinary care. Individuals can also send the money directly to the veterinarian that is treating the animal. 

GoFundMe - www.gofundme.com

Start your own fundraiser on this website and share on your social platforms. It can be done in three easy steps!

  1. Start Your Fundraiser - Set your fundraising goal, tell your story, add videos or pictures.

  2. Share with Friends - Share your fundraiser via email, text or social media. 

  3. Manage Your Donations - View your donations in real time, thank your donors and withdraw funds. 

CareCredit - www.carecredit.com

CareCredit is different from a regular credit card. It is used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered by medical insurance. Special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards.

You may pay for health and wellness care at over 250,000 enrolled providers across the nation! Once you have applied, you can use it multiple times at any participating locations.

Waggle - www.waggle.org

Waggle is free and easy to do! You will need your veterinarian's contact information, your pets medical bill estimate and clear and compelling photos of your pet. How does it work? Your veterinarian sends Waggle your pet's invoice, and Waggle pays the animal hospital directly, providing safety and security for everyone involved. 

 

Waggle reviews your case and posts approved campaigns on their Meet Pets in Crisis page. You can then start sharing the link to your pet's fundraiser with everyone  you know via social media, text, and more!

Other veterinary help websites:

catster.com/cat-health-care/money-help-with-vet-bill

https://www.paws4acure.org/

https://iheartdogs.com/cant-pay-for-your-pets-needed-care-these-12-programs-can-help/

https://moneypantry.com/vet-bills-help/

https://stonehousephotoblog.com/2014/01/how-to-pay-for-emergency-pet-care-unexpected-medical-expenses/

Found and/or lost a pet in your area? These resources can help! 

Did you find a lost or stray animal in your area? Perhaps you stumbled upon them while going about your day. Here are some helpful tips to finding a permanent home for the animal you found!

Facebook Groups

You can use your social media profiles to help animals get back home or find a new home. Sharing on as many Facebook Pet Rehoming groups will help you find an outcome for the animal you found and/or are rehoming. 

Helpful Tips for Posts:

  • Found Animals: Be wary of fake owners commenting that it is their lost pet. Do not mention the animal's gender or special identifying marks. Let the possible owners share details that will confirm they are the true owners. Let possible owners know if you will be holding onto the animal or if the animal will be staying where you found them.

  • Lost Pets: State the area where your pet was lost or last seen. Provide a clear description of your pet and clarify if they were wearing a collar or specific clothing when lost.  

Facebook Groups

RGVHS Reunite & Rehome

RGV Kitty Lovers

McAllen, TX - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

RGV Pet Alert Lost & Found

RGV Pet Alert Rescue and Adoption

Mission, TX - Lost & Found Pets- Dogs/Cats

Mission, TX - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Edinburg, TX Lost, Found or Needing Fosters

Harlingen, TX - Lost Dogs, Cats and Pets

Harlingen/San Benito Lost and Found - Pets

San Benito Harlingen Lost and Found

Pet Rehoming

RGV Pet LoversRGV Pets

RGV Lost & Found Pets

It's All About the Animals (RGV)

Lost Dogs Lookout (RGV)

RGV Pets Rehome, Adopt, Lost and FoundRGV/Dogs/Cats/Birds/EXT... For

RGV Lost & Found Cats ONLY (tx)

Local Rescues

Yaqui Animal Rescue

Recycled Rovers and Friends

Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue

PawStories

Cinderella Pet Rescue

San Antonio Pug Rescue

San Antonio Chihuahua Rescue

Austin Pets Alive!

Donja's Dogs

Ana's Safe Haven

Paws & Strides

Brownsville Animal Defense

There are hundreds of groups on Facebook. You can easily search "pet rehoming" and find many! Please note that each group has their own set of rules and restrictions. These groups are meant to assist you in helping the animal you need to find a home for. You will need to abide by the rules of each group in order to post. RGVHS has no authority over these groups.

  • Low-Cost Veterinary Care and Spay/Neuter Services
    RGVHS Monthly Public Community Clinic Border Animal Hospital Paws and Claws Veterinary Clinic Laguna Madre Humane Society San Benito Animal Hospital RGV Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic Texas Wellness Spay and Neuter Clinic Banfield Pet Hospital - McAllen Banfield Pet Hospital - McAllen North Brownsville Spay/Neuter Clinic Weekend Vet The Country Vet Pet Doctor 911
  • Facebook Rehome Groups
    Rehoming a pet straight from your home to another home is always the best option for the pet whether this pet is your own personal pet or a pet you found . This prevents the pet from ever having to enter the shelter system, an experience that can be stressful to the pet and increase the risk of disease transmission. We’d first recommend reaching out to family and friends to see if anybody can take over the pets care, or to post clear photos/videos of them on Facebook in one of the groups listed below. These groups are filled with animal rescues, fosters, and potential adopters looking to add a new pet to their family. Any information you can provide about their character or behaviors (good with dogs, cats, kids, house trained) is important to share as well! These are the best options for this pet because they keep him or her out of the shelter setting, guarantee a live outcome, and limit the risk of them picking up diseases. Check out these pages and give it a try! RGVHS Reunite & Rehome, Harlingen Lost & Found Pets, Harlingen/San Benito Lost & Found-Pets, RGV Pets, RGV Kitty Lovers, RGV (rehome/adopt), RGV pet alert rescue and adoption, Its All About the Animals (RGV),
  • Additional Rescue Organizations in the RGV
    Ana’s Safe Haven Cinderella Pet Rescue PawStories Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV Recycled Rovers and Friends Donja’s Dogs Brownsville Animal Defense
  • Pet Food Banks
    We recommend calling ahead to make sure the pet food you need is available. Rio Grande Valley Humane Society Pet Pantry 1106 Markowsky Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550 (956)425-7297 *Pet pantry supply relies on donations. RGVHS does not guarantee that there will always be food available to give out to the community. Food for Hunger WME 1115 S Maryland St, Alton, TX 78573 (956) 585-9966 San Benito Food Pantry, Inc 2007 E Expressway, San Benito, TX 78586 (956) 399-1659
  • Pet Health Online Resources
    Best Friends Vet Access App for Telemedicine Best Friends Animal Society Resources on Dog Health Best Friends Animal Society Resources on Cat Health Options for Heartwork Prevention for Dogs Options for Flea and Tick Prevention
  • Financing for Veterinary Costs
    Organizations That Provide Credit and/or Loans Care Credit Veterinary FinancingThis healthcare credit card gives you the flexibility to pay for pet medical bills ranging from routine appointments to emergency surgeries. ScratchpayApply for a payment plan and scratchpay will pay your vet bill immediately. You can pay them back in 30 days without interest, or over a 12 to 24-month period with a personalized interest rate based on your financial profile. Varidi Online payment platform that makes it easy for veterinarians to offer payment plans. There is no credit check or credit reporting - you just negotiate a payment plan with the business. Organizations That Provide Financial Aid United States Department of Veteran AffairsIf you’re a veteran with a service dog, the VA will cover the cost of veterinary care (doesn’t cover unrelated costs such as over-the-counter medications, food, treats and non-sedated dental care). Friends and Vets Helping PetsFunds treatments for curable (lifesaving, not life-prolong) diseases such as tumors, broken bones, ambulatory care, expensive medication, or post-surgical prosthetics such as a K-9 cart. Paws 4 A CureThis organization helps cats and dogs regardless of breed, age, or diagnosis. Pet “parents” with limit ability to pay for care may qualify for assistance with vet bills. The Pet FundHelps pet owner pay for non-basic, non-urgent care for chronic conditions, heart disease, and cancer. Diabetic Cats in NeedOffers financial aid for insulin, helps find new homes for unwanted cats with diabetes, and starts local rescue programs to help diabetic cats get adopted. Magic Bullet FundFinancial Assistance for cats and dogs with cancer. For those financially unprepared to pay for their dog’s or cat’s cancer treatment. This nonprofit aims to close the gap. The Mosby FoundationWorking to help neglected, sick, and abused dogs since 2003. Dog owners can apply to have procedures and treatments covered. However, the foundation cannot help with vet bills already accrued. The Onyx and Breezy FoundationHelping dogs and cats live happy lives through funding for spay and neuter programs, rescuing animals from kill shelters, support for cancer research and much more. Hope Mending Hearts FoundationFinancial assistance grants so pet owners, Good Samaritans and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Red Rover Relief Grants Pet Assistance, IncIn event of an emergency, this organization offers immediate financial assistance for veterinary care. RedRover responds to applications within two business days. Help-a-Pet American Humane Society - Second Chance Fund Aid Specific to Cancer Stymie Canine Cancer Foundation – APPLICATION BY VET The Riedel & Cody Fund – MUST APPLY ONLINE Live Like Roo – MUST APPLY ONLINE Aid Specific to Mobility Handicapped Pets FoundationProvides dog wheelchairs Red Flyer, the Handicapped Pets CommunityLoans refurbished wheelchairs Crowd-Funding Veterinary Costs Plumfund Cofund my Pet Waggle Pet Insurance 24 Pet Watch AKC Pet Insurance ASPCA Pet Insurance Embrace Pet Insurance Healthy Paws Pet Insurance Nationwide Pet Insurance Pet First Pet Plan Pets Best Pet Premium Trupanion
  • Housing Assistance
    Tips for finding pet friendly rentals Military Pets: Animal Placement during Deployment Dogs on Deployment, temporary foster homes for pets during deployments Pact for Animals, Military Foster Program Escaping Domestic Violence Grant Assistance Pit Bull Insurance and housing resources
  • Local Training & Behavior Resources
    Training Resources Local Training Services: Find a Certified Dog Trainer near you Petco Dog Training The RGV K9 Training Centre and K9 on Patrol Services Smarty Paws RGV Dog Training PSP K9 International K&B Dog Learning Center PetSmart Dog Training K9 Consultants
  • Online Training & Behavior Resources
    Dogs: Best Friends Animal Society Dog Training Resources Dog Training by Kikopup YouTube Zac George’s Dog Training YouTube Dog Escapes: How to Keep Dogs from Getting Away Types of Reward and How to Reward How To: Redirect, Substitute and Reward Positive Reinforcement Dog Training ASPCA Dog Care Cats: Best Friends Animal Society Cat Health and Behavior Resources Cat Not Using Litter Box, Causes and Solutions Cat Marking and Spraying Cat Behavior Associates Jackson Galaxy Behavior Resources and Tips ASPCA Cat Care Cats and Allergies Living with Cat Allergies
  • Lost Pet Assistance
    Finding Rover - Pet Facial Recognition Next Door - Connect with your neighborhood via social media Groups & Pages on Facebook: RGVHS Reunite & Rehome RGV Pet Alert Lost and Found RGV Lost and Found Pets Lost and Found Pets of the RGV RGV Kitty lovers (lost, found, rehome) Harlingen, TX - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets Harlingen Lost & Found Pets McAllen lost and found pets
  • Rehoming Your Pet Assistance
    Rehoming assistance websites: www.rescueme.org www.home-home.org www.rehomeyourpets.com www.getyourpet.com www.rehome.adoptapet.com Helpful resources: Rehoming guidance from Best Friends Animal Society How to Write a pet adoption bio Rehoming a special needs pet
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