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Skylar Mika Memorial Pet Care Fund


The Skylar Mika Pet Care Fund subsidizes the cost of non-elective veterinary services including surgical procedures, quality of life dentistry, and medical care (hospitalization, diagnostics, and treatment) for cases that have a positive prognosis. It does not cover routine exams, vaccinations, food (including prescription diets), routine spays/neuters and general prophylactic dental care.

Qualifying Candidates

  • You provide your pet with routine veterinary care.
  • Your pet has received a good survival prognosis.
  • The pet owner demonstrates financial need and can make a financial contribution toward the cost of the animal’s care.
  • There must be evidence of a significant and compelling human-animal bond between the owner and their pet.
  • The pet owner is willing and able to provide recommended follow-up care.

Financial Pre-Requisites

  • Qualifying applicants receive assistance from one of the following programs: SNAP, Social Security Income (SSI), Texas Medicaid, Housing Assistance, WIC, Living Assistance, Unemployment Insurance or Healthcare.

  • Qualifying applicant has attempted to access funds via ScratchPay and CareCredit and the application was denied or funds were insufficient to cover full cost of the pet’s necessary treatment.
  • Families that have some sort of financial burden due to extenuating circumstances may apply, and must provide a detailed account as to why the financial assistance is needed.

Pay-It-Forward Statement

Recipients of funds are asked to sign a voluntary Pay-It-Forward statement:

I understand that money donated to save the life of my pet was contributed by animal-lovers like me who believe that cherished pets should not suffer untreated or die simply because of their family’s financial circumstances.

I recognition of the generosity of other, I pledge that I will consider reimbursing the funds provided for my pet’s care, in whole or in part, as future financial circumstances may permit.

I understand that this pledge is voluntary and non-binding. Any reimbursement on my part is a voluntary gift made in gratitude for the lifesaving help my pet has received, and with the hope that other cherished pets will be saved as mine has been saved.

Leonard Animal Clinic