The Frantz Fund provides financial assistance for veterinary clients who cannot afford to pay for basic pet medical care. The Frantz Fund will assist in paying for rabies vaccination, DHLPP vaccination, spaying or neutering surgery and medically necessary euthanasia in terminal cases. Pet Refuge ABC Clinic, 4525 S. Burnett Drive., South Bend, IN 46614 (574-291-7729) is the preferred provider of spay-neuter surgeries.
In order to qualify, clients must be able to show proof at the participating veterinary clinic that they are eligible for government assistance for low income individuals or families (food stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, unemployment compensation, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).
The Frantz Fund does not grant assistance directly to clients. Veterinary clinics that participate in The Frantz Fund discount their fees for Fund clients, who are asked to pay a small portion of the clinic fees. The veterinary clinics bill the Frantz Fund for the balance of the service charges.
Pet owners who believe they qualify for assistance from The Frantz Fund should telephone the veterinary clinic to make an appointment and to determine their fee responsibility for the services they are seeking. In order to receive Frantz Fund assistance, they must take proof of qualification with them to their pet's appointment. The Frantz Fund assists up to three animals per household, per calendar year.