Hobo's Healing Heart Nonprofit

Hobo's Healing Heart is a newly formed Nonprofit Corporation for residents in Butte, Meade and Lawrence Counties in SD and Crook County in WY.

We are currently in the Fundraising Stage. Our Goal to raise $5000.00 must be met before we are able to take applications for emergency veterinary care and diagnostic testing assistance. Our website is coming soon!! Until then, for more information please visit us on Facebook!


If you select one of our reward packages, please send your photo and written memorial via a private message on our Facebook Page. We will inform your when our website is completed and your memorial is available to view. Thank you. 

We are currently waiting for our Tax Exempt determination letter from the IRS, this process can take up to 14 months. Legally we are allowed to act as a 501(c)3 during that time. We believe there is no reason we will not be approved for Tax Txempt status. Once we receive our determination letter, we will be able to provide a tax-deductible receipt for all donations received. 

Hobo's Healing Heart Mission Statement

The goal of Hobo's Healing Heart is to better the lives of companion and work animals by providing financial assistance to owners whose animal needs emergency or diagnostic veterinary care. We seek to prevent animal owners from having to make the decision to euthanize or surrender their pet due to the financial burden of such care.

Costs are an inevitable part of the responsibility of owning companion and work animals, however, emergencies and illness can happen and the costs associated can be quite expensive for animal owners. This often results in animals being euthanized or needlessly suffering. Hobo's Healing Heart assists owners with emergency and diagnostic veterinary care costs beyond the typical expenses of owning an animal. There are agencies such as Medicaid to help assist low-income families with emergency medical care for human children and adults, however, there are no agencies to provide assistance with unexpected emergency or diagnostic expenses for the veterinary care of an animal.

The purpose of Hobo's Healing Heart is to help animal owners avoid having to make veterinary care decisions about companion and/or work animals based on their financial ability.

While Pet Insurance can often provide assistance with veterinary bills, there are currently few, if any, programs available to help with extraordinary costs associated with sick or injured animals. Unfortunately in many cases these animals are euthanized or surrendered to shelters as families are not equipped to handle the enormous costs that can come with both diagnostic testing and emergency veterinary care treatment. We consider companion and work animals to be family, as such, Hobo's Healing Heart seeks to help relieve the burden of the financial and emotional hardships of caring for a sick or injured companion or work animal. Our hope is that by doing so, we will also reduce the number of animals with medical issues being surrendered to already overburdened shelters or needlessly euthanized.
  • Patrice Williamsonw 
    • 20 $ 
    • 30 mos
  • Marty Shuherk 
    • 200 $ (Offline)
    • 83 mos
  • Carrie Martin 
    • 50 $ 
    • 83 mos
  • Marylee Bell 
    • 200 $ (Offline)
    • 83 mos
  • Marcia Hayworth 
    • 15 $ (Offline)
    • 84 mos
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Kelly Hayworth 
Belle Fourche, SD
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