Pet Helpers - Services

Levi's Legacy

Unfortunately, accidents and other medical emergencies can happen to our furry friends.

In these situations, treatment can be lifesaving, but can often come at a high cost. Pet owners facing financial hardship are all too aware of the limited options available if their pet becomes injured or sick. This is an agonizing experience, and too often people are forced to relinquish their dogs to local animal services in order to ensure they receive the veterinary care they need. The result is a heartbreaking separation of beloved pet from their person, and another pet entering the shelter system.

Levi’s Legacy is Pet Helpers way to ensure that responsible pet guardians have care within their reach. Levi’s Legacy will provide needed financial assistance to pet owners within the Lowcountry, when their pet is facing an illness or possible medical emergency, and the family is unable to afford veterinary care on their own. Levi’s Legacy will provide grants of $250 or more towards medical treatment on a case-by-case basis (certain exclusions apply). Grants are awarded based on availability of funds. Grants are issued directly to the veterinarian. Grants may not be applied for previous veterinary costs or bills.

If your pet is facing an illness or medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately. If you are unable to afford treatment without help, call the Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter clinic at 843-795-1110.

You may be asking – who is Levi?

Levi was an ambassador for all animals, especially the fighters and survivors. Levi was rescued by our executive director Melissa Susko at just 3 weeks old. He survived pneumonia, dermoid cysts on his eye, an infestation of internal and external parasites and this was just within the first 6 months of his life. He instantly became a shining light in the rescue communities. “Super Levi” as he was known, was not only a hero to rescue animals, he fought and conquered pancreatic cancer himself later in life. No one was a stranger to Levi. He was the “welcoming committee” at Pet Helpers and when he recently passed away this past April, he took a small part of everyone’s heart who met him. 

More Information

Pet Helpers will help those in the Lowcountry to obtain initial diagnostic emergency pet care. We make payment directly to the veterinarian, reducing out of pocket costs. This grant program cannot be applied to existing veterinary bills or to reimburse previous veterinary costs, nor can it be used to pay for routine treatment, vaccinations, spay or neuter. If you need assistance or information on our low-cost spay/neuter clinic and vaccinations, please call (843) 302-0556 or click here to visit our clinic page.

  • Pet guardians must be a Lowcountry resident who cannot afford the treatment or diagnostics without assistance.
  • Animals in foster care with another rescue/agency do not qualify for this program.
  • Funds are to be used at approved veterinary practices operating within Lowcountry.
Miniature pet pig, Petunia was able to undergo surgery and is on her way to recovery after she was shot while roaming her family's property by an unknown person with the help of a grant from Levi's Legacy.
JD was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in his mouth. Thanks to help from Levi's Legacy he was able to receive a grant which helped his owners be able to afford this life-saving surgery.

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Sheltering an animal costs us $20 per day per animal. Will you donate to help save an animal's life?
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