The Bella Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Oklahoma City created to assist low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded and also find permanent loving homes for rescued animals.
To be considered for this program, please review and follow the guidelines below.
- Applicant must be seen by a veterinarian before application can be submitted.
- Applicant must apply for Care Credit before application can be submitted. Click Care Credit Online Application. Choose the VETERINARY option under "I'm not ready to choose a doctor yet" and then NEXT. Any amount granted by Care Credit must be applied to total cost before funding will be considered.
- Itemized cost and type of procedure will be required to complete application process. The Bella Foundation SPCA will only provide funding in the amount of the cost stated on the itemized list of procedures.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA will not provide funding for long term care. Most instances will be for no more than 30 days and will not provide for multiple instances of treatment or elective procedures.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA does not reimburse cost of veterinary care if procedures have already been performed.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA does not provide funding for a past due bill so that an animal can be released from a veterinary clinic.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA requires arrangements must be made to have dog/cat spayed or neutered, or animal must already be altered. Owner has 30 days to present animal for spay or neuter at an approved veterinarian or a spay/neuter clinic. Failure to do so will cause revocation of funds. After procedure is complete, documentation must be presented to regular veterinarian. If health reasons do not permit animal to be altered, special consideration may be granted.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA requires all recipients volunteer 8 hours of their time to The Bella Foundation, SPCA or a local animal shelter/animal rescue in their area. Owner has 48 hours to make volunteer arrangements with The Bella Foundation SCPA. Failure to do so will cause revocation of funds. If owner is unable to volunteer because of physical limitations other arrangements may be made at the discretion of The Bella Foundation SPCA.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA limits funding to one (1) instance per twelve (12) month period beginning from date funding is provided per household.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA requires submission of documentation providing amount and source of income and ID verification with application (IRS Tax Return Form, recent paychecks, or SSI statement) for all working adults in the household. Additionally, proof of hardship but be submitted if total household income exceeds 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Unemployment benefits will not be accepted as proof of income. Please ensure all instances of social security numbers are removed from any documentation submitted.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA requires adequate living conditions for animal after procedure is performed, i.e.. fenced yard, dog house, food, water.
- Owner agrees to provide a photo of their pet and agrees to allow The Bella Foundation SPCA to use any images submitted at its discretion.
- Owner agrees to have their case used as a fund raising tool and to provide additional information including filmed interviews if funding is provided.
- The Bella Foundation SPCA is not responsible for loss of pet due to any procedure performed.
- Recipients of funding are not eligible to adopt a pet from The Bella Foundation SPCA.
If you feel you meet these guidelines and have completed all steps please click below.