Eligibility Changes

Changes To Funding Guidelines


 

06/15/2014 Removal of limit on grants

Changed in Funding Guidelines

We may also be able to help with non-medical, extraordinary expenses. We may consider boarding, when no other housing is available (including alternate foster homes or safe shelters) while the rescuer is actively searching for alternate housing.

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We may be able to help with the expense of boarding, particularly when health and/or safety are at risk. If you have questions about whether we can help in a particular situation, please ask us.


 

06/15/2014 Removal of limit on grants

Removed from Eligible Expenses

There is a per-dog limit of $5000.

Removed from Funding Guidelines

There is a per-dog limit of $3000, except under extraordinary circumstances. The limit of $5000 for one dog will not be exceeded regardless of circumstances..


 

01/4/2014

Changed in Eligible Expenses

Expenses must have been incurred within six months of the application.

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Receipts must be received within six months of the date the care was given.


 

09/01/2013

Changed in Eligible Expenses

CorgiAid generally cannot help with cataract surgery, nor with consultations about cataracts. If an applicant decides to pay for a consultation with a veterinary ophthalmologist, and that ophthalmologist is very confident surgery will greatly improve a dog’s sight, we may consider helping with surgery.

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CorgiAid may be able to help with consultations with veterinary ophthalmologists about possible cataract surgery. If that ophthalmologist is very confident surgery will greatly improve a dog’s sight, we may consider helping with surgery.


 

07/18/2013

Changed in Eligible Expenses

There is a per-dog limit of $3000, except under extraordinary circumstances. The limit of $5000 for one dog will not be exceeded regardless of circumstances.

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There is a per-dog limit of $5000.


 

05/20/2012

Changed in Eligible Expenses

CorgiAid’s first goal is to make sure that expenses for therapeutic medical needsare covered. (Therapeutic medical care cures or alleviates a current condition or illness.) Before a grant is given, a licensed veterinarian must assess all injuries and ailments and predict that the dog has a solid chance for a good quality of life with treatment. The vet should provide a detailed list of treatments required and/or given.

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CorgiAid’s first goal is to make sure that expenses for therapeutic medical needsreceive aid if eligible. (Therapeutic medical care cures or alleviates a current condition or illness.) Before a grant is given, CorgiAid will need copies of itemized receipts or invoices from a licensed veterinarian. CorgiAid is not able to help until the dog has received the needed care.


 

01/22/2012

Added To Eligible Expenses

Talk to us about tests for degenerative myelopathy before authorizing a test for DM. We may only help with DM tests under very specific circumstances. The dog must be eight years old or older, and must have mobility problems. We will talk over the individual case with you, including any pain issues, and will determine if we are able to help with the cost of a DM test. We will not pay more for a DM test than the cost of a cheek swab evaluated through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (which, in early 2012, is $65).


 

03/04/2009

Added To Eligible Expenses

CorgiAid generally cannot help with cataract surgery, nor with consultations about cataracts. If an applicant decides to pay for a consultation with a veterinary ophthalmologist, and that ophthalmologist is very confident surgery will greatly improve a dog’s sight, we may consider helping with surgery.


 

02/01/2009

Added To Eligible Expenses

CorgiAid expects that if a dog is injured while in the possession of a rescuer, and that rescuer could reasonably be considered at fault due to carelessness or neglect, CorgiAid should not be asked to cover the cost of correcting that injury. Under very limited circumstances CorgiAid may help with part of the cost of correcting the injury.


 

06/04/2008

Changed:

To make the decision making process as equitable as possible, all applications for funding are discussed by the Grant Committee. They make the decision for grants up to $1500. Grants over $1500 must also be approved by the CorgiAid board.

To:

To make the decision making process as equitable as possible, all applications for funding are discussed by the Grant Committee. They make the decision for grants up to $1500. Grants over $1500 must also be approved by the CorgiAid board. There is a per-dog limit of $3000, except under extraordinary circumstances. The limit of $5000 for one dog will not be exceeded regardless of circumstances.


 

11/04/2007

Changed:

CorgiAid cannot provide funding for the care of established personal pets. However, in the following cases CorgiAid will consider funding for recently adopted dogs if the application meets all other CorgiAid guidelines:

  • INDIVIDUAL RESCUES: An individual has rescued a dog that was injured or ill at the time of rescue and would like to provide a permanent home for the dog. In this situation, CorgiAid will not consider funding requests for routine, non-emergency care that rescued dogs often need, such as bathing, flea control, vaccinations, routine worming, etc. The dog must have been examined, and a preliminary diagnosis made, by a veterinarian, of an illness, injury, or condition existing at the time of rescue. This examination by a veterinarian must take place within one week of rescue. CorgiAid will seek complete documentation before funding the care and/or treatment of such an illness, injury, or condition.
  • ADOPTION THROUGH A HUMANE SOCIETY OR SHELTER: A dog that appeared healthy or had a minor illness/injury has been adopted from a shelter and, after adoption, it becomes apparent that the dog’s condition was serious. CorgiAid may consider funding in these cases if the symptoms become apparent and a vet sees the dog and diagnoses the condition within one week of adoption. CorgiAid must have a clear indication from the treating veterinarian that the dog’s chances of recovery are reasonable. CorgiAid will seek complete documentation before funding.
  • PLACEMENTS THROUGH A RESCUE ORGANIZATION: An ill or injured dog has been taken in by an established rescue organization. A permanent home is found for the dog during the funding application process, or a home is found before the organization had an opportunity to start the funding application process. The assumption here will be that, in the absence of an adoptive home, the case would have met all CorgiAid funding guidelines, and that the adoption would have been seriously jeopardized if the assistance were not available.

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CorgiAid cannot provide funding for the care of established personal pets. However, in the following cases CorgiAid will consider funding for dogs adopted within the last two weeks if the application meets all other CorgiAid guidelines:

  1. INDIVIDUAL RESCUES: An individual has rescued a dog that was injured or ill at the time of rescue and would like to provide a permanent home for the dog.
  2. ADOPTION THROUGH A HUMANE SOCIETY OR SHELTER: A dog that appeared healthy or had a minor illness/injury has been adopted from a shelter and, after adoption, it becomes apparent that the dog’s condition was serious.
  3. PLACEMENTS THROUGH A RESCUE ORGANIZATION: An ill or injured dog has been taken in by an established rescue organization. A permanent home is found for the dog during the funding application process, or a home is found before the organization had an opportunity to start the funding application process. The assumption here will be that, in the absence of an adoptive home, the case would have met all CorgiAid funding guidelines, and that the adoption would have been seriously jeopardized if the assistance were not available.

In the case of an adopted dog, CorgiAid will not consider funding requests for routine, non-emergency care, such as spay/neuter, microchipping, flea/heartworm prevention, vaccinations, routine worming, etc.

An examination by a veterinarian must take place within two weeks of adoption, and the illness, injury, or condition must be diagnosed at that time. As always, CorgiAid must have a clear indication from the treating veterinarian that the dog has a reasonable chance to have a good quality of life if treated.

Added to Eligible Dogs:

CorgiAid cannot fund medical expenses for dogs turned into rescue by their breeder because of birth defects or other medical issues. In the case of any request for funding for a congenital defect, the circumstances under which the dog entered into rescue will be examined before funding can be considered.


 

06/02/2007

Changed:

To make the decision making process as equitable as possible, all applications for funding are discussed by the Grant Committee. They make the decision for grants up to $1000. Grants over $1000 must also be approved by the CorgiAid board.

To:

To make the decision making process as equitable as possible, all applications for funding are discussed by the Grant Committee. They make the decision for grants up to $1500. Grants over $1500 must also be approved by the CorgiAid board.


 

05/02/2006

Added:

If the funding request is for non-emergency surgery, all surgical and non-surgical options need to be considered. CorgiAid may require the applicant to seek a second opinion and/or further evaluation to ensure that the suggested surgery or treatment is the only option for ensuring a good quality of life for the dog. In the event that a second opinion is requested, CorgiAid will pay for the second opinion.

Funding for TPLO cruciate ligament surgery may be considered for only a small portion of the total cost, if at all, and only then if, in the opinion of the veterinarians consulted, there are no other options that will result in a satisfactory prognosis. In addition to being very costly, this surgery does not reflect an immediate or emergency need for a dog and there are alternative treatments/surgeries (such as lateral suture stabilization or extracapsular repair) available which are much less expensive.

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