The League’s Veterinary Assistance Program helps low-income Arlington County pet owners who need veterinary care for their pets' emergency or chronic conditions but cannot afford the costs. Please call the shelter at (703) 931-9241 for more information.


Emergencies are covered on a case-by-case basis. Potential emergencies include: pet struck by vehicle, broken or dislocated bones, severe vomiting or diarrhea for multiple days, urinary tract blockage, foreign body ingestion, any situation involving excessive blood loss, or any situation that requires veterinary care within 0-4 hours. Please call us to determine whether your situation qualifies for an emergency grant.

Chronic Issues:

Chronic Upper Respiratory Issues
Dry Eye
Heartworm (dogs)
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
Kidney Disease
Urinary Tract Disease

Pet owners must be residents of Arlington County, VA to qualify for this program. Conditions not covered by our Vet Assistance Program: minor cuts and abrasions, flea or tick infestations, intestinal parasites, limping (but otherwise normal) behavior, cancer, dental procedures, orthopedic surgeries, routine veterinary care, wellness care, vaccines, grooming, euthanasia, or after-life services.

Pet owners who are looking for assistance not provided by our vet assistance program (or beyond what we are able to assist with through our program) can find more information HERE.

Other resources can be found on the Humane Society of the United States website.