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Frequently Asked Questions
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  1. What is NY SAVE?
  2. Is NY SAVE a local or national organization?
  3. How is the organization supported?
  4. Are contributions to NY SAVE tax deductible?
  5. Who is responsible for the overall operation of NY SAVE?
  6. When are funds made available to pet owners whose animals are in need of veterinary care?
  7. How does a pet owner qualify for financial aid under NY SAVE?
  8. How do pet owners apply for funding?
  9. How much financial aid will be available to a pet owner through NY SAVE?
  10. Are there any instances when the pet owner will be expected to contribute to the cost of veterinary care?
  11. Will veterinarians reduce their fees in order to care for animals accepted for treatment under the NY SAVE program?
  12. Will the pets treated through the NY SAVE program receive the same level of care as other veterinary patients?
  13. Do pets often have veterinary emergencies?
  14. How Can You Help NY SAVE?

1) What is NY SAVE?
NY SAVE is a philanthropic organization established to provide funding for the emergency veterinary care of companion animals when their owners are unable to pay the costs of such treatment. NY SAVE's overall purpose is to alleviate suffering of companion animals. (Back to top.)

2) Is NY SAVE a local or national organization?
NY SAVE was founded to serve the pets of New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island through veterinarians at local veterinary hospitals who are members of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. (Back to top.)

3) How is the organization supported?
NY SAVE is supported entirely by contributions from the public. (Back to top.)

4) Are contributions to NY SAVE tax deductible?
Yes. NY SAVE is a 501-C3. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law. (Back to top.)

5) Who is responsible for the overall operation of NY SAVE?
NY SAVE is governed by its Board of Directors, as listed on our NY SAVE Board page. (Back to top.)

6) When are funds made available to pet owners whose animals are in need of veterinary care?
Funds are to be provided when: (a) Without immediate veterinary care an animal's chances for survival will be affected; or (b) The animal suffers from a condition that will affect its survival and well-being without veterinary care. (Back to top.)

7) How does a pet owner qualify for financial aid under NY SAVE?
Any New York City resident pet owner may apply when he/she truly needs financial assistance to pay for emergency veterinary care. To verify your financial status, we will ask you to provide identification and some form of documentation indicating that you are currently unemployed, on public assistance, disabled, or living at or below the poverty level. (Back to top.)

8) How do pet owners apply for funding?
Pet owners may apply directly to NY Save, or they may be referred through veterinarians who are members of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. (Back to top.)

9) How much financial aid will be available to a pet owner through NY SAVE?
NY SAVE can provide up to $2,000 per emergency case. (Back to top.)

10) Are there any instances when the pet owner will be expected to contribute to the cost of veterinary care?
If it is determined that a pet owner can afford to pay a portion of the treatment costs, we ask them to so. Any contributions by pet owners will be requested on a sliding-scale basis. (Back to top.)

11) Will veterinarians reduce their fees in order to care for animals accepted for treatment under the NY SAVE program?
Yes. Veterinarians are asked to reduce their fees by at least 20%.(Back to top.)

12) Will the pets treated through the NY SAVE program receive the same level of care as other veterinary patients?
Yes. Also, after treating the emergency condition, the veterinarian will institute the appropriate therapy to ensure the continued stabilization of the animal. (Back to top.)

13) Do pets often have veterinary emergencies?
Yes. Veterinary emergencies make up approximately 60% of veterinary hospital admissions. (Back to top.)

14) How Can You Help NY SAVE?
NY SAVE relies entirely on contributions from the public. No contribution is too small. Please help if you can. (Back to top.)

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