What type of help do you need?
Emergency veterinary assistance
In-Home Pet Care
Thanks to the Robert John Collins Memorial Fund, Harley’s Hope is able to offer in-home pet care assistance to those who are physically and financially unable to afford it otherwise. This program is meant to help people who are battling illness, injury, or are recovering from surgery in their homes and need a little extra help with their pets during this time. This IS NOT free pet sitting. If you have a pet in need of care that cannot be provided outside of the home, then please complete the In-Home Pet Care application to request assistance through this program. Proof of need is required.
Additional services & resources
For senior services, pet-food assistance, and other services, please fill out our online form or call our offices.
Call before submitting an application. Emergency boarding placement is contingent upon available space and proof that your animal is healthy and socialized.
Dog & cat food delivery
Pet food deliveries may be requested by elderly Coloradans (70+) or those facing physical disabilities that prevent them from visiting pet food pantries, and who live in El Paso or Teller County. These deliveries will be made as resources and weather allow. We cannot guarantee brands, types or quantities of food as all pet food is donated and inventory will vary. Please allow at least 72 hours between request and delivery, so do not wait until you are out of food to ask for assistance.
- Colorado Resident Age 70+
- Resident of El Paso or Teller counties
Drive-Up Pet Food Pantries
Pet Pantries will be held on the following dates from 9am to noon at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Ave, in Colorado Springs.
2023 Pet Food Pantries:
- May 20
- July 15
- September 16
- November 18
Frequently asked questions
What applicants need to know before applying
To see if you’re a good candidate for care, please review our checklist on the application page.
If approved for assistance, you will receive no more than $500 per animal. No one is guaranteed $500 – rewards vary based on number of cases pending and available resources. If the estimate for treatment exceeds HHF’s award, it is your responsibility to apply for and secure additional funding BEFORE HHF funding will be released to the service provider; veterinarian, training facility, boarding facility, etc. We DO NOT release funds directly to you.
If approved for funding for veterinary assistance, the procedure must begin within 21 days of approval. We cannot and do not hold funding as we receive applications and inquiries on a daily basis.
If you have found a stray and know that you cannot afford care, please take that animal to a reputable animal shelter or rescue. These facilities have the resources to provide care and to re-home adoptable animals.
Please note: If you have found an ill or injured stray and decide to keep it knowing you can’t provide care, that may be considered animal abuse and you may be subject to fines by animal control for not seeking help for the animal.
Unfortunately, no. While we wish we could help everyone, we receive far more requests for help than funding. Even if you apply for help we recommend checking our pet resources directory for additional options and programs.
No. If you are dealing with a veterinary emergency, it is your responsibility to get your animal to a veterinary provider and to pay to determine diagnosis and prognosis for survival. Our funding is for treatment of survivable conditions only.
If you have not provided your animal with routine veterinary care in more than 24 months, we will not consider your application. Animals require care in order to remain healthy. If one human year equals roughly 7 dog/cat years, then missing check-ups for even one year is the equivalent of you not seeing a doctor or dentist for seven years. By the time an animal shows obvious symptoms of distress or pain, it may already be too late.
Yes. We are only accepting applications from Colorado residents at this time.