1402 Emil St Madison 53713 (4, 40, and 47 Madison Metro bus routes)

Am I Eligible?


WisCARES provides low cost veterinary care and social services for pet owners who have low income or are experiencing homelessness. If you’re interested in WisCARES, give us a call and talk to a staff member. We will work with you to determine what services you are eligible for.

Please note that, due to the overwhelming demand for our services, we are not able to provide discounted services like vaccinations and spays/neuters to clients established with other clinics. We are happy to refer to programs providing these services as needed.


In order to become a client of WisCARES, we need proof that you satisfy at least one of the above categories. The following are acceptable sources of proof:

  1. A written referral from a social service, homeless service, or healthcare provider. This referral can be found below.
  2. Self-certification that you are low income or fall under HHS definitions of homelessness.

Regardless, after contacting WisCARES, you will go through an interview-based questionnaire with one of our staff to determine qualification.

Qualification can be done in person at 1402 Emil St, Madison, WI 53713, during any of our hours, via email, or over the phone by calling 608-561-7387. Please note all calls are returned in the order they are received.

For Social Services Providers

Please note: we have changed our referral form! You can download, fill out, and print the following pdf to refer an individual to WisCARES. Social Work Referral PDF

You may send this form with a client to our open hours or email a copy of the form to us at wiscares@gmail.com.

For Veterinarians 

We now have veterinary referrals! If you have a client you believe should have access to WisCARES services, you can download, fill out, and print the following pdf: Veterinary Referral. Please note, clients must still contact us independently.