American Humane Supports Medical Procedures for Animals that Have Been Victims of Neglect or Abuse.
Through the Second Chance Fund, American Humane supports medical procedures for animals that have been the victims of abuse or neglect and require medical treatment before being placed for adoption. Routine medical procedures—such as vaccinations, heartworm testing, behavior modification, and/or training are outside the scope of this fund. Spay/neuter surgery costs, if listed in the itemized costs of care for a cruelty/neglect case, even if not medically necessary for treatment, are eligible. Medical procedures covered under the fund should allow animals to medically recover and live a relatively pain-free life and be successfully placed in new homes. Applications must be received no later than six months following the date of intake of the animal(s). Due to the overwhelming number of abuse cases nationwide, the Second Chance Fund is offered only in select cases of animal abuse or neglect. Funding is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Selected cases will be used for fundraising purposes.