Funding for the SAS Program is
primarily through generous donations from veterinarians, pet owners and
animal lovers. We encourage veterinarians to promote the good work of
the SAS Program in their practices.
What animals are eligible for the SAS Program?
Service animals as defined in the
American with Disabilities Act and fire and police department service
animals are eligible for the SAS program as well as retired service
What medical expenses are covered?
Wellness examinations, vaccinations,
routine lab tests such as fecal exams and heartworm tests, as well as
expenses for sick and emergency cases may be covered.
Is there a limit on the costs covered for each animal?
Yes, funds are limited and will be
allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis each quarter. To be
considered, you should submit a Service Animal Support Grant Application. Completed
reimbursement forms will be reviewed by the SAS Oversight Committee. If
the application is approved, the veterinarian will collect the release
and consent form from the client and submit the form to SAS. Grant
payments are paid directly to the veterinarian upon SAS’s receipt of an
invoice and the signed release and consent form. Payment will not be
made to other providers beyond licensed veterinarians. Payment under no
circumstances will be made directly to the client. Since the amount is
less than $600, SAS is not required to issue a Form 1099 for grant
What is the turnaround time for reimbursement?
Grant requests are reviewed quarterly.
What are the qualifying criteria for veterinarians to participate?
Veterinarians must be members of the
Indiana Veterinary Medical Association to participate in the SAS
Program. Participating clinics must publicize the program in their
practices by displaying posters and making available brochures to their
Donate today in honor of that special person or animal, and help
those service animals that help others!
All donations are tax deductible!
Click here for a SAS Grant Reimbursement Form that you can fax or send in to: