Service animals as defined in the American with Disabilities Act and fire and police department service animals are eligible for the SAS program as well as retired police K9s.
What medical expenses are covered?
Wellness examinations, vaccinations, routine lab tests such as fecal exams and heartworm tests, as well as expenses for sick and emergency cases may be covered.
Is there a limit on the costs covered for each animal?
Yes, funds are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis each quarter. To be considered, you should submit a Service Animal Support Grant Application. Completed reimbursement forms will be reviewed by the SAS Oversight Committee. If the application is approved, the veterinarian will collect the release and consent form from the client and submit the form to SAS. Grant payments are paid directly to the veterinarian upon SAS’s receipt of an invoice, the signed release and consent form. Payment will not be made to other providers beyond licensed veterinarians. Payment under no circumstances will be made directly to the client. Grant amounts are limited to $600 per year, per clinic.