How to Apply

This service is for residents of Indian River County and their pets.  Please read the requirements fully and the income detail for assistance.  Then proceed to the application page and send.  The application will be reviewed and a representative will contact you.

Rules for Funding / Income Requirements

Animal owners with an annual income of up to 60% of the area median income of Indian River County, may submit an application.
The maximum amount a potential recipient may earn in 2012 is :

  • Single person household $22,680.00
  • 2 person household $25,920.00
  • 3 person household $29,160.00
  • 4 person household $32,340.00  annually.

An income-based sliding scale is used to determine the amount of assistance awarded and is subject to change annually.

Proof of income – Applicants must provide proof of income in the form of a photocopy of a check stub, which includes year-to-date figures, copy of benefits statement, or letter from the provider that states the amount, frequency and duration of the benefit, etc. The proof of income must be recent, preferably within the last 30 to 60 days. Tax returns and forms cannot be used as a form of proof.