To strengthen and preserve the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance to families with extremely limited resources facing life saving decisions for their pets.


A world where financial hardship does not cause the loss of any family pet.

Birchbark Foundation Resources

Veterinary Partners

BirchBark Foundation is reliant on the discounted services of our Veterinary Partner Hospitals. Learn more about who they are and about our larger community. 

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financial assistance

We offer assistance grants to animal owners in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. To see if you qualify...

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What do you need to know about your pet’s health? The answer is everything you can! The more you know, the better a health advocate you’ll be. At BirchBark we want to help... 

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Be A Part of Our Community

When the unexpected cost of treatment to save a loving pet’s life is more than someone can afford, they often have little choice but to consider ‘economic euthanasia,’ or to surrender their family pet for adoption. BirchBark Foundation has been created to address this heartbreak and help soften the financial burden. Our success in saving lives and supporting pet owners in need is dependent upon the donations of generous and supportive community members like you. Please join us to ensure that people don't lose their loved pet, due to circumstances beyond their control. You may also make a memorial gift or a gift in honor of someone special.

Latest News & Events

Birchbark Foundation participates in outreach and fundraising events throughout the year. If you'd like to join us, learn more, or request an educational program for your group, please click here.

Friends & Supporters


Our mission has been supported by numerous individual donors, businesses, community groups, schools and nonprofit organizations. Without their generosity, our ability to help others in our community would be compromised.