Whether on Giving Tuesday or any time throughout the year, a donation to your local clinic’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund® is a gift to your community. This fund, established by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), gives veterinary clinics a way to offer low or no-cost services to clients who may otherwise be forced to surrender or euthanize their beloved pets.
Through this fund, your local veterinarian is able to provide charitable care to those in need, including:
- Disabled veterans requiring a service dog
- Good Samaritans rescuing abandoned, injured or abused animals
- Senior citizens living on a fixed income
- Pet owners facing an unforeseen financial crisis
- Pet owners facing domestic violence situations
Egore is just one example of a family pet whose life was changed by the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. This beautiful, 22-year old Amazon parrot got himself stuck in a sliding glass door, an accident that caused him to lose the top part of his beak.
Egore was owned by an elderly woman confined to her bed, and she was unable to provide the extensive care her feathered companion required. However, with the aid of the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund®, the North Alabama Cat and Bird Veterinary Clinic was able to treat Egore and place him with an owner experienced in caring for a bird with an injured beak. The parrot is now living a charmed life in his new home.
With the generosity of clients like you, a veterinary clinic in your own community can create hope-filled stories like Egore’s. Consider making a gift to the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund to help people and animals in need. It’s also a great way to show your gratitude and support a small business this holiday season. Donations can be made through the AVMF website, or you can mail in this donation form.
Veterinarians: How to enroll your veterinary clinic
If you’re an AVMA member and haven’t yet enrolled your clinic in this program, the year-end giving season could be a great time to do so. Share stories like Egore’s with your clients to show them the impact of the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund. Encourage clients to donate to your clinic’s individual Fund, so their generosity will go toward helping those in your very own community.
To learn more and enroll, visit AVMF.org/CARE.