Please DONATE to Guardian Angel Legacy Fund
For 17 years, the Guardian Angels with Cathy White as their leader provided over a million and a half dollars of medical care for homeless and needy pets who would not have survived without their help. It was a labor of love, and they couldn’t have done it without the generosity of their loyal supporters!
The group of volunteers that originally launched the program have now retired. One of their goals was to maintain a reserve fund to help pets in the future. As a result, this reserve fund has been distributed to area veterinarians who have worked with them over the years.
The funds were prorated, and Galesburg Animal Hospital received a majority of the funds since we performed the most services for the needy pets and pet parents throughout the years. We very much appreciate the work of the Guardian Angels over the years and want to continue their legacy. It has been business as usual since the funds were distributed in the summer of 2022. However, a day will come when funds will be depleted unless past supporters continue to give. We have set up easy ways for you to continue to contribute or contribute for the first time to the Guardian Angel Legacy Fund.
Be An Angel – Help Needy & Homeless Pets!
You can even distinguish whether you want the funds to go toward low-cost spay/neuter or to medical needs to pets whose owners are low income or the pet itself is homeless.
Easy Ways to Donate
- Print and fill out this form, write a check made out to Galesburg Animal Hospital and bring in or mail to
1525 E. Fremont St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
- Click the Donate button!
Together we can sill make a difference! Thanks for helping save precious lives!
Apply for Funds
Low cost spay/neuter and medical assistance prices-effective 8-1-22
Pet owners: In order to qualify for the low cost program, please provide documentation that you are receiving Illinois government assistance or your financial status is below the poverty line, i.e. a tax return, SSI, Link card, etc. Spays and neuters in most cases are considered elective. If you don’t have available funds, it is strongly recommended that you make payments (pre-pay to your account at GAH) toward your pet’s surgery until the needed credit balance is reached. You may either prepay or apply for Scratchpay or CareCredit. It is also possible to qualify for additional financial assistance. Additional assistance will be provided upon approval by a select committee.
Type of Pet Spay Neuter
Cats $60 $30
Dogs 50 lbs or less $90 $75
Dogs 51 lbs – 74 lbs $100 $85
Dogs 75 lbs and over $110 $95
There will be a minimum of $20 to $65 added for fully pregnant or cryptorchid animals. There may be an added fee for obese animals. Pets that require additional post op services such as E-collars or antibiotics will be charged accordingly.
Vaccinations with spay or neuter:
Wellness Exam $19
Vaccine administration $5
Rabies vaccination $7
An exam and vaccinations will be required for all surgeries. A doctor will use their discretion about which vaccinations will be given. Owners will be required to purchase tags at the normal retail rate from GAH or sheriff’s department.
Low income proof is not required. Legacy funds can be used, and prices can be discounted from the above prices by up to 40% depending on the number of cats within a one-month period with same person or group of persons. 1 cat can be 25%, 2-3 cats can be 30%, 4 or more at 40%. All trap and release cats will be ear notched at no additional charge. Ear notching will be required and there will not be an option for microchipping. No tag purchase is required on true feral TNR cats. This discount pricing is available to TNR cats, not owned pets.
You may apply for financial assistance for medical services on the same application form as the low cost spay and neuter form.