Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for financial aid if my family vet diagnoses my pet has cancer?
No. You must have received a diagnosis and treatment plan from a board-certified oncologist or a specialist in integrative veterinary medicine.
How long does it take to learn if I get financial aid?
That depends on you. After meeting the initial qualifications, you will need to fill out an application and submit it, along with your pets medical records and proposed treatment plan from a board-certified oncologist or a pre-qualified specialist* in integrative veterinary medicine. When we receive your completed application and records they will be reviewed by our board, which will decide either to offer financial aid or to decline your application.
*RCF will pre-qualify the specialist.
Can I be denied financial aid?
Yes. We receive hundreds of requests for financial aid. We review each application and look to provide funding to the most needy applicants as well as pets that have a “realistic” chance for a positive outcome.
Can I use the RCF website to gather information on cancer?
Not only can you use our site to gather information, but we encourage you to do so. We want the RCF website to be a community where people gather information, share ideas and their experiences.
Can I donate money to RCF even if I do not have a sick pet?
Yes. We encourage you to find a pet on our site that needs treatment and whose family is in need of help with their treatment funding. You will be able to follow the progress of the pet and watch how your donation has helped.