Helping Friends

The Helping Friends program gives seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses, and individuals on fixed incomes the extra support they need to care for their animals, who often are their only companions.

Our deepest appreciation goes to the individual donors whose generous support makes this program possible.

If you need assistance from the Helping Friends program, call our Hotline at 310-392-5153 ext. 5 or email us at 




“When Bob was 10 he was diagnosed with having a skin hemangioma. Thank you so much for being a part of Bob’s journey to recovery!”                                

- Maryann E.




Hades was diagnosed with one of the worst cases of stones in his bladder that the vet had ever seen. Thank you all so much for your donation. You can’t understand how much we appreciate it!”

- Josh H.



"I wanted to thank Voice For The Animals again for their pledge.  Xena had a successful surgery.  She is able to move around but she's really sore. She's taking antibiotics and pain medications.  She's been resting a lot. She would've been put to sleep in a city shelter. Thank you so much for helping us give her a second chance to live."                                                                        

Thank you,
Jacqueline Horn



“Luke was treated for a gash in his leg after being hit by a car.  He’s doing much better now… thank you so much!  I’m so grateful for you guys and what you do to help others.”

- Jesus S.



“I wanted to personally thank you for your time and for your donation. Macho breaking his elbow was a financial hardship.  You were a blessing to us during
a difficult time and for that we are forever grateful.”

- The Gomez Family






"I had to bring my Therapy Dog Michael Angelo to the Vet today. I did not have the funds to pay for the full blood work and decided (bad decision on my part) to try to treat him. Bad news, the blood work came back positive for Pancreatitis.  I had to admit him to the Hospital.  Now thanks to wonderful people like yourself, I am a little at ease.

I thank you very much for your assistance, This means the world too me." 
-Marilyn Perez-Zaragoza



"Mia broke her leg this past Saturday night. My family and I are on a fixed budget. The money that I bring in is accounted for rent, bills and food. The
ex-rays the doctor showed me indicate she will need a minor surgical
procedure to place a pin on the bone in order to fix the problem. 
I really want to thank you for the help you have offered. It means a lot to my family and I.
Thanks very much!! :)"
Jeff Cerna



"We found Peanut in our lawn with an injured leg. Most likely hit by a car or motorcycle and abandoned in our yard. The wound was down to the bone and the paw was just hanging by fragments. The leg will soon have to be amputated. Thank you for your donation for the amputation at Moreno Valley Animal Hospital." 
Thank you, 
The Cornell Family

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  • commented 2014-06-18 21:22:26 -0700
    This is a wonderful resource for helping low income families with their pets and pets they have rescued
  • commented 2013-12-23 11:55:04 -0800
    Thank you