We all love our four-legged friends, but if something unfortunate were to happen to them, not everyone could afford the vet services.

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County announced the Harnett Companions in Crisis program, which can offer pet owners with financial assistance for emergency veterinary services.

The Animal Welfare CEO explains how the program is already helping pet owners in need.

"I think this is going to be a game-changer for a lot of pet owners in our community. We've been doing this for about two months. At this point, we've already helped 27 pets in the community. That's 22 pet owners in just the first two months, and that's about $7,000 in vet care that we've covered," said Lori Shandor, Animal Welfare League CEO. 

The program, in some cases, can cover up to 100% of vet bills. They also cover most surgeries except for routine vet care such as standard vaccinations, spaying, and neutering

Anyone can sign up for the program, but there is a qualification process to determine how much financial assistance is needed.

The facility in Vienna offers adoption, rescue, and rehabilitation. For more information about the Animal Welfare League, visit their website here, or call 330-539-5300.